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Sealing a trailer floor #7702196 12/30/19 03:48 PM
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What is the best juice to put on utility trailer boards to help protect them some

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Originally Posted by Ramball36
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Same you put in your zimas?

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Treated lumber?


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I just finished a new floor on a car hauler. I used treated lumber and all of a 50/50 mix of hydraulic oil and diesel it would soak up.

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We mix diesel with oil from oil changes...we wait for very hot summer days with temps near or over 100. Park the trailer in direct sun....use an old mop to spread oil liberally on the lumber and allow it to soak in...

We repeat this until the wood will no longer absorb oil. We then leave it out in the sun for about a week.


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Used motor oil. I use a paint roller.

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New trailer with new wood or an older work trailer?


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Originally Posted by onlysmith&wesson
Treated lumber?


Yes I think so

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New trailer , slightly weathered wood

Treat I think

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I roll a coat of cheap oil based porch paint on mine every summer. It takes me less than half hour and I'm good for a year.

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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
We mix diesel with oil from oil changes...we wait for very hot summer days with temps near or over 100. Park the trailer in direct sun....use an old mop to spread oil liberally on the lumber and allow it to soak in...

We repeat this until the wood will no longer absorb oil. We then leave it out in the sun for about a week.


This, 100%. It’s free and very effective. Well, it’s free if you still have your balls and change your own oil, I could name a few that who’s wife holds them


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The above used oil mixes is what we used on trailers at the farm.

For a recreational use trailer I would get a gallon of boiled linseed oil, a gallon of mineral spirits and a quart of Helmsman spar varnish. For the first coat, mix enough BLO and MS to soak the trailer boards. Let that dry a couple of days. About half gallon of each should do it.

Then mix the rest of the BLO, MS and the spar, and apply liberally but NO Puddles. Let sit for 30 minutes, wipe down. Let dry for a few days, then apply another coat, repeat in a few days until you have used all of the mix. For this mix you want a mix ratio of about 2 BLO, 2 MS and 1 spar.

BLO is boiled linseed oil
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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
We mix diesel with oil from oil changes...we wait for very hot summer days with temps near or over 100. Park the trailer in direct sun....use an old mop to spread oil liberally on the lumber and allow it to soak in...

We repeat this until the wood will no longer absorb oil. We then leave it out in the sun for about a week.


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I don’t and refuse to change my own oil with my cute apple sized balls

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I have some used oil you can use if you want it princess.


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Used oil and diesel fuel are not your best option. Listen to Dogcatcher.

Linseed oil is an excellent choice.

And yes people I change my own oil.


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I also use used motor oil cut with a little diesel. We also keep all of our trailers under a shed so that helps.


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Dogcatcher's mix if you want a clean dry finish, SnakeWrangler's mix otherwise. Don't do Thompson's, it's a waste of time and $$

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Originally Posted by Hancock
Dogcatcher's mix if you want a clean dry finish, SnakeWrangler's mix otherwise. Don't do Thompson's, it's a waste of time and $$


A few days in the hot Texas sun and the motor oil is dry to the touch


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Dogcatcher's mix if you want a clean dry finish, SnakeWrangler's mix otherwise. Don't do Thompson's, it's a waste of time and $$


A few days in the hot Texas sun and the motor oil is dry to the touch

yup...which is why we do it in July and Aug...


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Any of that would work. I use a good exterior paint and made treads out of hardie board where my tires set while hauling. This is the point that the vibration and contact while hauling wear the paint off. These are screwed down and caulked. I bungee a tarp over it and jack up the front, I have to store it out in the open.


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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
We mix diesel with oil from oil changes...we wait for very hot summer days with temps near or over 100. Park the trailer in direct sun....use an old mop to spread oil liberally on the lumber and allow it to soak in...

We repeat this until the wood will no longer absorb oil. We then leave it out in the sun for about a week.

I have heard the old folk use this method also and will try it one day. I Just worry about it being slippery when wet, well more slippery since its oil.


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Originally Posted by onlysmith&wesson
Treated lumber?

treated lumber is crap these days. In the past it would be my 100% go to. Today its been watered down and is just crap and wont last . Folks have stories of PT wood lasting 20 years and this is true of the old treatment. Not today. Plus it warps and twisted something crazy.
Edit: Id do PT wood with the oil treatment

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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
What is the best juice to put on utility trailer boards to help protect them some

Also dont SEAL up the wood, it will rot from the inside if moisture has no where to go.


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