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Old 10 October 2010, 14:55   #1
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Sandblasting wheels

Just colected my boat from the boatyard and brought it home foor the winter, The wheels are in a terible (rusty) state, I intend to service and replace the bearings and assembly but I'd also like to renovate the wheels. Is the best way to have them shot/sand blaster to clean off the rust then repaint, the trailer is 6 years old
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Does anyone know why boat trailer wheels don't get the galv treatment?
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The Americans seem to manage ok with their galvanised wheels.

I try to find Boston whaler trailers to go under Seariders. They're the best trailers I've come across.
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Acid dip or blast, then spray with cold galvanise.
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I shotblasted mine and sealed the rim. Then got them painted in 2 pack. Pretty good finish It was fine for ayear but sold the boat so no idea how they are standing up now.
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Acid dip or blast, then spray with cold galvanise.
Thanks (everyone) for the replies, blasting and cold galvanising is what I had in mind, it seems uncomplicated work that I can do myself and cheap to do.
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Does anyone know why boat trailer wheels don't get the galv treatment?
Over here they do:
http://www.trailer-wheels.com/Galvan...els_c_282.html

[Sorry; guess that's already been said...]

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Thanks (everyone) for the replies, blasting and cold galvanising is what I had in mind, it seems uncomplicated work that I can do myself and cheap to do.
I find that cold galvanising, while an OK stopgap, doesn't work all that well. Stuff doesn't make great contact to the steel, and doesn't adhere all that well. Why not see if, after you get them cleaned up, you can have a shop galvanise the wheels for you (either your existing wheels or replacements), assuming there isn't some kind of government prohibition on it, of course. Shouldn't be all that much to have done, I'd think.

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Thanks, I,ll have an ask around for hot dipping.
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Hi Guys

Whilst in the US earlier this year I picked up a couple of these Galv Wheels and hand carried them back, Mrs Ribtecer thought interpol where after us thru US customs and then again getting thru Gatwick, after all this effort I am yet to have them fitted with tyres and therefore have not used them but they look a great set of Galv 8 spokes, why do we not have them here?
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Clicky There is a certain amount of concern out there - me, I dunno...

In fairness, if they can put a man on the moon, they can probably be trusted to galvanise a rim
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We need Jono now, for a technical viewpoint.

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