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Old 11-10-2009, 10:49 AM  
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Trailer acid washing....

Are there any of you that have acid washed your aluminum trailer? Is it fairly easy to do..I mainly want to do the horse area first and then apply a roll on bedliner to it to help protect it more. Any suggestions on acid would help too..TIA
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:24 AM  
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Friend of mine takes his in to the truckstop and has it done. I have not yet done this but will being taking mine in the spring. His looked as good as new when it was finished!
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:54 AM  
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We have taken ours to the local truck wash also and had it done. Looks great after!!
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:28 PM  
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I don't really need the exterior done. What I want to do is give the horse area a good cleaning and then put some roll on bedliner on the floor to give it extra protection and then put my mats back in. I'm looking for a place to get the acid wash, but just don't know what is a good brand and how much hassel it is to do it...
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:14 PM  
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I just saw this thread on another forum if you're interested:

http://www.horsetrailerworld.com/for...12471&posts=12
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Thanks!!! I was looking for that post and couldn't find it...Gard is Da Man when it comes to trailers
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:34 AM  
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Rather than applying a protectant, a better option might be to thoroughly wash the floor boards and clean the edges. The protectant will act like the rubber mats in preventing the boards from drying out. Ground moisture can be more destructive that from the horses. Upon a welder's advise, my mats now hang over the divider when the trailer isn't in use. And one should also park it on a moisture proof barrier, plastic tarp, plywood, etc.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:22 AM  
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I know many people that put down truck bed liner over a clean aluminum floor to keep it from corroding. I take mine to a local truck wash. Works like a charm. Before I put the mats back in, I sprinkle a light coating of baking soda. That helps neutralize the acid from the horses and lengthens the time between washings. A good bed of shavings will help too.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:27 AM  
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(Sorry duplicate post -- HT is giving the "connection interrupted" again so I never know if my post gets added or not).
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:38 AM  
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And another duplicate post... I thought they had the connection problem fixed? Sigh.
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Rather than applying a protectant, a better option might be to thoroughly wash the floor boards and clean the edges. The protectant will act like the rubber mats in preventing the boards from drying out. Ground moisture can be more destructive that from the horses. Upon a welder's advise, my mats now hang over the divider when the trailer isn't in use. And one should also park it on a moisture proof barrier, plastic tarp, plywood, etc.

The trailer floor is all aluminum.

I do use shavings Just wanted more protection for the floor itself.
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