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Old 05-14-2009, 04:46 AM   #1
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I purchased a new ST31QB '09in December. I have noticed many small spots of rust on the I beams, as well as the steps and the A-frame in the front. Should I be concerned?



Should I:

1. Do nothing, this is normal.

2. Clean and throw another coat of black paint on those metal surfaces.

3. Sand it all down, then re-paint



Option 3 will cost me a ton of free time, which I have little of. Option 2 is more do-able, but my understanding is that painting over rust never really helps the problem, have to sand it first? Am I expected to do these things every 1-2 years then?



The spots are very small and suferficial, I just dont know if I should worry about them getting worse over time. I hope to use and tow this trailer for 10+ years.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:20 AM   #2
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Don't worry about it, its normal. If you look under a brand new car you will see rust in certain areas as well.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:15 AM   #3
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There is a spray paint available that will block or arrest the rust I would wire brush it spray on the rust primer and then a black paint

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Wire brush the loost rust, re-paint with a rust inhibiting black medium gloss spray paint from Rustoleum. Repeat for the next 10 years..........
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:59 AM   #5
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Brush it and use an inhibitor. It is normal.
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