It’s obvious to most that continually putting a boat trailer in the water to launch your boat, it will at some point in its life be susceptible to rust.
Water and salt are a big contributor to rust and corrosion on metals. It’s also important to ensure the trailer is in full and safe working order with the electrics, winch and hitch.
It’s impossible to avoid water and salt but, you can do things to minimise any chance of rust forming with some basic maintenance and protective products. You may also encounter sand and mud which can also cause corrosion on the trailer if not washed down well.
Basic Rust Prevention
When you’ve returned from boating, thoroughly wash the trailer down to prevent rust on boat trailers. Car washes that have spray guns are perfect for this. You can also wash the boat and motor while you’re there.
It’s also wise to use a wire brush and/or the brush at the car wash facility. This will get into the small areas and crevices to remove contaminants from the trailer. Now you can look at applying a rust-proof product or coating to the trailer frame. Store the trailer out of the weather elements if possible to reduce water hitting the trailer.
Action Rust Proof Clear
Action Corrosion has a product called Rustproof Clear in liquid and spray packaging. This product is designed to repel water, salt and sand and protect your trailer for years to come.
This product can also be used on any 4WD, ute and other vehicle types. It will protect the car against rust and rejuvenate any plastics and body parts that may have deteriorated over time. You can combine this application with your trailer for peace of mind and furthering the lifetime of your vehicles and trailer.
The product can be brushed or sprayed over all parts of the trailer, components and rollers. This will apply a protective barrier and help rejuvenate any parts that are looking old and worn out.
Coating Services for Trailers
We also offer professional coating services for boat trailers. This service manually applies the coating to the trailer, caravans and other types of trailers.
We can wash the trailer down and then apply the coating. This is baked on in our spray booths on-site and will be ready for collection within 24-48 hours. This is a shiny clear finish that will make your trailer look in top condition.
This can also be applied to your vehicle for full protection of your assets.
Ongoing Protection for Your Trailer
Even when the trailer is treated to protect against rust, it’s also a good idea to maintain it after each use. This will help reduce the likelihood of protection reducing with heavy use. Washing the trailer is the best way to achieve this after every use.