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Stock trailer paint color?

Postby nocows » Wed May 16, 2018 2:26 pm

I had to do some welding and metal repair on my stock trailer I actually stripped it all the way down. I am planning on a new floor, lights, and paint. I am almost ready to paint, it was originally red although badly faded. Trying to decide on a color I have it narrowed down to the van sickle implement paint in either Massey Ferguson gloss red or Massey Ferguson gloss gray?

My wife thinks the red will be to obnoxious it's a 30 year old chaparral trailer all of the metal work looks decent but you can tell where the bottom has been cut out and repaired. I am not looking to make it look like it came off the show room floor.

Any opinions on what color would show the least amount of imperfections? Thanks
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed May 16, 2018 2:33 pm

Around my place, rust is the only color that would blend in.
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby nocows » Wed May 16, 2018 2:40 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Around my place, rust is the only color that would blend in.


Guess I just need to leave it alone then..... haha its pretty ugly at the moment but its structurally sound.
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby Txpiney » Wed May 16, 2018 3:07 pm

I have a 1985 Hale stock trailer that is blue but has a lot of rust. I think it adds character. IF I were to repaint it I would go back with blue, but it's my favorite color. I read somewhere before that white was the best color for hiding imperfections on a vehicle, because the eye doesn't pick them up as well. IDK
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed May 16, 2018 3:22 pm

Grey or red primer, easy to touch up.
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby Aaron » Wed May 16, 2018 3:41 pm

My trailer is cow shyt brown with gold pin striping and I love it. Even when dusty and dirty it looks great travelling down the road. Always get lots of admirers. Cows stay calmer around earth tones, so I stick to those colors.
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby Mat Man » Wed May 16, 2018 3:58 pm

Sounds like our 20 ft trailer we redone about 5 years ago. We went with the gray. It has held up good.
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby Silver » Wed May 16, 2018 9:55 pm

Grandpa always said a good horse was never a bad colour. I believe that holds true with trailers :lol:
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby Son of Butch » Thu May 17, 2018 2:52 am

White.
Auto makers have found white to be the best color to trick the eye in concealing imperfections and crooked seams.
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby jltrent » Thu May 17, 2018 6:46 am

A few examples of what different colors will look like.........

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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby Son of Butch » Thu May 17, 2018 7:02 am

jltrent wrote:A few examples of what different colors will look like.........

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That ain't Massey Ferguson gloss red. :)
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby Aaron » Thu May 17, 2018 10:52 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
jltrent wrote:A few examples of what different colors will look like.........

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That ain't Massey Ferguson gloss red. :)


It's sun baked CaseIH Red.
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby gcreekrch » Sun May 20, 2018 12:56 pm

Pink, and no one will ever want to borrow it.
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun May 20, 2018 8:30 pm

Grey would look good and is more forgiving ......the gloss in all of em,really makes the imperfections stand out..
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Re: Stock trailer paint color?

Postby Black and Good » Mon May 21, 2018 8:31 am

Silver or gray is easy to keep looking clean. B&G
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