Originally Posted by sticky
1:A Good Paint For Spraying On New Trailer Wheels(trying To Get Some Extra Protection)
If you get hot-dipped galvanized rims, they'll probably outlast the rest of the trailer (may not look "as-new", but they'll be in good shape.) A quick spray with a hose is about all it takes to maintain them.
Make sure you use either grease or anti-seize on the studs and lug nuts (or bolts, or whatever you have) because these are usually the first things to go (from a wheel standpoint, anyway); anti-seize between the hub and the wheel is not a bad idea, either.
If Anyone Knows If The Use Of Stainless U Bolts On A Trailer Securing The Roller Pivit Arms Assembly To The Trailer Chassis Would Be Ok.
(iam Aware That Hi Tensile Steel Is The Norm`)
I usually replace steel U-bolts with SS as corrosion dictates. Again, hot dipped galvanized usually hold up pretty well; it's the zinc plated ones that rapidly fail.
If you're worried about strength, go plus-one on size (bolt diameter.) I've never had a problem with the SS stuff.
If you use SS hardware, use a good anti-seize paste when assembling so as to minimize pockets where water can collect; salt water in the crevices will breed aerobic bacteria, then anaerobic bacteria. The by-products of anaerobic bacteria are sulphuric acid compounds, which causes crevice corrosion.
Sorry, no source for you, but a good marine trailer place should be able to point you in the right direction.