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    Default Duragal or Hot-Dipped Gal for trailer

    Hi,
    Duragal or Hot-dipped galvanised....What is better and lasts longer, probably keeping vegetation in it, until its full before dumping, will be stored right next to the sea,
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    Default Re: Duragal or Hot-Dipped Gal for trailer

    Some reading
    http://www.bjhowes.com.au/Duragal Pa...sion Guide.pdf
    http://www.cornellengineers.com.au/s...gal-vs-hdgalv/
    From a quick look I believe Duragal maybe a cheaper less durable coating than hot dip but saying that I recently brought a hot dip gal trailer ( I didn't ask but probably Chinese) and within days of getting it home I noticed some small pinprick rust spots showing gave it a wipe over and a coat with cold gal paint and haven't notice anything since
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    Default Re: Duragal or Hot-Dipped Gal for trailer

    def hot-dipped if the budget allows, l live directly on the beach and have virtually zero rust signs at all - but it was a quality trailer from a Sydney builder https://www.salestrailers.com.au/pro...trailer-range/
    l got it 2nd hand for a great price and modded it myself

    edit - http://www.indmowing.com.au/forum/sh...hlight=trailer the heavily applied cold gal is still going great on the loading ramp




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    Default Re: Duragal or Hot-Dipped Gal for trailer

    Recently upgraded my boat trailer and given both options. Trailer builder recommends and suggests hot dip all the way and that’s dunking it in saltwater so a garden trailer should s#*t it in by a mile..!

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    Default Re: Duragal or Hot-Dipped Gal for trailer

    Hot dipped. Replaced the trailer 5mths ago due to a accident and have gone hot dipped due to being on the coast, thinking resale due to maybe getting out in 5 yrs. However can't have a side box hot dipped since they warp and that is duragal. That said is still good as it's not subject to grass ( highly corrosive) or wear. All sweet. Even though I have gone the galv direction my last trailer although looking a bit rusted still lasted me 18 yrs. Just looked tired.

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    Default Re: Duragal or Hot-Dipped Gal for trailer

    Hot dipped. Replaced the trailer 5mths ago due to a accident and have gone hot dipped due to being on the coast directly above the surf, thinking resale due to maybe getting out in 5 yrs. However can't have a side box hot dipped since they warp and that is duragal. That said is still good as it's not subject to grass ( highly corrosive) or wear. All sweet. Even though I have gone the galv direction my last trailer although looking a bit rusted still lasted me 18 yrs. Just looked tired.

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