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Old 10-27-2013, 02:20:18 AM
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I want to spray my under my trailer with oil. I once sprayed a piece of machinery with used oil thinned with fuel oil rain washed it off quite easily. What can I use that will go through my weed hand pump sprayer with spray wand on it.


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try gear oil thinned with lacquer thinner or some other fast evaporating carrier.gear oil is designed to cling so that may work.
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Try 1/2 pint of boiled linseed oil per thinned gallon of oil/fuel oil mix. When finished clean your sprayer with some gas or mineral spirits / paint thinner. The linseed oil wil gum up your sprayer if not cleaned good. The linseed oil will cause your mix to stick better to the wood and will waterproof it to keep it from being washed off.
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Default Re: Used oil under trailer

If you want to rust-proof it to a degree, use one of the proper preservative oils like Shell Ensis or equivalent, or Tommy's idea with Linseed.

Used engine oil has some pretty nasty stuff in it.

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This Fluid film really lasts and is becoming available locally.
http://www.theruststore.com/Fluid-Film-C67.aspx
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What are you trying to protect.?
If Metal, are you trying to prevent rusting .?
If the trailer has a wood deck. Are to trying to seal out water from the wood.?
I have a relatively new trailer. I am determined to paint the underside of the wood floor & steel cross members with an epoxy paint, before the factory paint blows off.
I used garage floor epoxy to paint the floor inside & that's holding up real good. I can wash it with soap / water & mop it dry.
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Kind of a spendy proposition, but how about Rhino Lining the underneath of the trailer?
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Default Re: Used oil under trailer

After you spray it with used motor oil thinned with diesel, run it down a dusty road. Do this a couple of times. The dust will help the oil stay put. All my trucks have this coating, (not because I did it, but it did it naturally).
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