Trailer Re-Galv

Morning team,

I have stripped the trailer now it’s time to get it re-galvanised. Has anyone done it recently enough to know what a good rate is?

Also, is there anything you can do to the insides of the RHS to clear away any old slag that may have made its way into the sections? 


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 I did mine a couple of years

Mon, 2019-09-09 13:53

 I did mine a couple of years ago and I think it was about $2 per Kg from memory..

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Trailer re-galve

Mon, 2019-09-09 14:13

Just got our Trailcraft Trailer to suit our Trailblazer 5.95 back from a regalvanize, cost $800 so that might give you a roughy on cost as long as you do the strip down and rebuild.

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Mon, 2019-09-09 14:21

 Think there is only 1 or 2 places that do it anyway, Hartways and Western I think from memory?
And one had a fire and closed down a couple years back I think

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There really is nothing you can do ....

Mon, 2019-09-09 14:27

 ..for the insides of tube section. And the slightest spot of rust or  welding slag means the gal will just not stick, unfortunately. It needs clean metal. 

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 1 in Welshpool ,1 in Naval 

Mon, 2019-09-09 15:13

 1 in Welshpool ,1 in Naval  base , 1 in Canningvale and one in Gnangara area. Hartways website is good to read and has a section on regalvanising boat trailers in the faq section.

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JUST DONE MY CAT TRAILER

Mon, 2019-09-09 15:58

at hartways acid dipped and regalved 780 kilos cost $1200 took 4 weeks to get back from hartways after being told a week when I dropped it off ,they seem to push cash jobs back if they have to much on

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Get an account

Mon, 2019-09-09 17:19

 When I last did mine at FERO in Welshpool, they slapped me with a massive minium fee and a high per KG rate.

 

No minimum and a lower Kg rate if you have an account.

 

Apparenlty, its a one page form and anybody can get an account I was told afterwards :(

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I called about the minimum

Tue, 2019-09-10 12:53

I called about the minimum charge and they said it is minimum 200kg. How much did your trailer weigh?

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Not much

Wed, 2019-09-11 00:13

 Was only the centre pole from a pole and bogie style

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I tried picking up mine last

Wed, 2019-09-11 11:08

I tried picking up mine last night and whilst pivoting on the jockey wheel, It is a one hand lift (shows the material Papas use) so I may fall within the minimum value.

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Interesting about Fero. I

Mon, 2019-09-09 18:33

Interesting about Fero. I will confirm the minimum charge. Their prices today were $1.80 per kg for the Galv and $1 per kg for the acid bath for 24 hours. They have a pick up and delivery option

Hartways are $2.6 per kg for the acid bath and Re-galv. I would need to arrange transport.

I asked if I need to prep the steel and he said no, the acid wash will do it all so I just need to tidy up a bit of flakey galv and will get I think done.

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 I use Fero all the time mate

Mon, 2019-09-09 21:08

 I use Fero all the time mate and yep regalv is as expensive as it get due to the pickling. They have a pretty well brand new 25mill operation down there now and the process is very good. Any surface rust is not a problem but deep pitting and paint will need to be blasted. Something also to take into consideration are the zinc levy surcharges and on some jobs acid paint removal. 

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FERO grinding

Tue, 2019-09-10 07:57

 Alao be careful, my trailer came out with zinc dags on it, FERO ground the dags off back to bare metal using day labor blokes that ddin't care, then covered with silver spray paint.

 

Rusted out in those spots within months.

 

And this was despite me saying NO grinding on the paperwork, as they did the same the time before.

 

I only use FERO as they are 5 km from my house.

 

Needless to say, they did not even contemplate there was a problem with their actions and still wanted full payment and would not re glav.

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Regalv

Mon, 2019-09-09 19:23

 Did ours about 4 years ago. Sandblasting was about $650 and the galv cost $605 including transport from bunbury.

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Just did some of mine went through an engineering firm in Capel

Mon, 2019-09-09 21:30

 Main beams from hitch to to rear plus winch post and a couple of brackets was $175. Did not get the spring carriers and cross brackets done as I will replace them soon.

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Thanks for the feedback. On

Tue, 2019-09-10 07:07

Thanks for the feedback.

On the Papas trailer, you can see what (I assume) is imported and what (I assume) is local.

The A frame is still in very good condition whereas the roller frames and threaded rod holding them up are the start of my rust.

Quick scrub with a wire wheel has cleaned it up.

I am just getting the A frame and associated fixed bit done so no wheel arches, springs etc. They are all in good nic.

Cheers for the input all.

Be safe.

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 I did parts for my last

Wed, 2019-09-11 14:02

 I did parts for my last trailer, just all the brackets, winch post and draw bar.
Here in Geraldton, Onesteel backloaded it down and I had it back in a week.

Total price was about $100 or so, was quite suprised to be honest...

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 Back from the galvos today.

Wed, 2019-09-25 19:22

 Back from the galvos today. 5.6m RHS A frame + wobble roller frames came to 166 kg and just over $300 at Hartways.

i spent more on replacing bolts/cable/brakes...

hoping to have humpty back together again for the weekend.

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that`s a good price

Wed, 2019-09-25 20:27

that is a good price, are you happy with the end result, i`ll be looking at getting my trailer done soon

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The cross members that hold

Thu, 2019-09-26 06:51

The cross members that hold the rollers on the Papas trailers consist of two RHS sections with the vertical threaded rod sitting between the two pieces. Other trailers are a single piece of square hollow section.

The papas version looks pretty though cleaning out the shit between the two pieces is hard and the result is an sub optimal galvanizing finish. The threaded rod was intentionally left in place (as I don't need to adjust it) but as I was unable to effectively clean it up, the new surface is pretty jiggered.

The surfaces that were well prepared by me (flap disc for 3.5 hours) have come up perfectly.

Overall, they did the best with what I gave them to work with but I will need to tidy up some spots and touch them up with zinc paint.

Hartways were cheaper than Fero though with both, I needed to arrange transport.

I used a truck with Hiab to get it there at $150 though borrowed a car trailer to get it home. I will borrow/hire a car trailer next time too.