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Old 04-04-2008
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Icon8 My trailer hitch

This last winter really made it rust pretty bad. Anyone know what kind of products I should use to re paint it and to prevent the rust from coming back? The rest of the truck is very shiny and this hitch just makes it look awful.

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get it powercoated
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every spring i scrape mine of the loose paint and rust, spray it with "extend" ita a rust-converting primer and then once its cured (usually overnight) i'll spray it with rustoleum black. sometimes i'll clearcoat it too. i do the same thing as touch-up on my tube steps and grill guard. chrome is pretty but doenst stay that way her in the rust-belt.
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I would use a wire wheel on a drill to remove what I could, you could take the whole thing down to bear metal with some effort. I would then give it 2 coats of Rustoleum "Rusty Metal" primer, after rubbing the whole down with acetone. Finally, I would finish it with a couple of coats of the Duplicolor spray on bedliner product. Of course you'll want to remove it from the truck first!
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^ I agree. I took mine off and used a wire brush on a drill and just went to town. Then I hung it up and sprayed 3 coats of Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer. Post that I did a good solid coat of rustoleum black paint.

Only time paint has come off in the last two years is when I hook up the boat/trailer. Then before winter I just spray where the trailer tow hooks go on and it's all set.
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Ok thanks for the input guys. Im gonna try to attemt this tomorrow. I just detailed the truck today and it looks really good. This hitch is just horrable. Gonna have to get this done. I looked at the rest of the hitch today and it looks just fine. No rust or anything. Kinda figures what can be seen has to look like $hit.
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That's what I'm wanting to paint my FX4's frame & suspension with. It spent 3 years in Ohio on lease before I "rescued" it from the snow belt

Do you have any pics of where you used it? Before & after shots maybe?
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