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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Boat trailer/stand
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Finished the SK trailer up for the most part. I lost the 4 o-rings that go on the gold rollers. And I am waiting for my winch hook. I used rubber neoprene strips for the rails and bow rest. Now I am working on my tow vehicle. 28" long to match 1/6 scale. The captain and first mate fit the car too. Wifey thinks I might be a little crazy ๐Ÿคช but I'm having fun with it. On to the next project...another trailer/stand for the CC. Just want to say thanks for all the help and suggestions! Dave RR

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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    What a great job. Looks fabulous ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great job Dave, looks fantastic, magic combo with the boat๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ You've set the bar high for the tow vehicle๐Ÿ˜

    JB
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice job Dave๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Can't wait to see what you tow it with.
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "hundreds of trailers" ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Colin, I musta told you a million times not to exaggerate๐Ÿ˜ 

    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RC Boat trailer/stand
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Fabulous build quality and expertise.
    I've built hundreds of trailers for various uses (real size 1 ton to 7 ton loads) but none ever looked this good, I'm jealous of your skill shipmate.
    Cheers Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat trailer/stand
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hey guys, got the trailer painted. Primed with aluminum primer and a basic black. I tried for the first time applying car wrap vinyl on the fenders (guards). You apply it with a heat gun and stretching the vinyl over the compound curves. Looks close to chrome but not quite...good enough for who it's for ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks, Dave RR

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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Classic workmanship.
    I congratulate you.
    Regards
    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Boat trailer/stand
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Speachless not more not les!
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Love it ...well done. I use the tin tape for air ducts, etc. as my chrome. works well.
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Excellent, Dave๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    You seem to be the Master in applying finishes.
    As evidenced by your paint work and now car wrap.
    Did you do this as a profession?
    Trev
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks really good Dave, don't forget the old style pinstriping๐Ÿ˜ Like the guards, chrome Solarfilm might work as well, for things like that.

    JB
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Wow, that looks superb. Far too good to use !๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ“ Boat trailer/stand
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thank you all for the tips, it is always helpful and informative at model boats. Here is a couple pics before I disassemble for painting. Will update soon. Thanks again to all who have helped along the way. Dave RR

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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    That is the work of a professional engeneer! Whaw! Fantastic
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Dave, looks good, clever re-purposing of the printer rollers. Interested to see what colour you use to match the boat๐Ÿ‘

    JB
    ๐Ÿ“ Rc boat trailer/stand
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    This is the last update before I take it apart and paint. Now my question is what is a good paint for aluminum? I tried Rust-Oleum etching primer and black paint but it peals right off. Can you acid etch and then paint? Any help is much appreciated Thanks RR

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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi River Rat
    In the U.K we have a company called Frost, they are a online vehicle restorer supplier, they do an etching solution called Pro 15 Metal Prep and they say "POR-15 Metal Prep provides the best adhesion for any metal surface, including aluminum" this may be what you are after.

    https://www.frost.co.uk
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi RR,

    I agree with JB, clean the Aluminum with thinner and I would add a bit of steel wool with some elbow grease.
    I would use an automotive/industrial lacquer etch primer which to work as an etch MUST be applied quite lightly.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Have you tried sand blasting before painting?
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello Together!
    Thanks for all the good tips! really valuable!
    Cheers Michel-Cl.
    PS: Captain Haddock is a thirsty guy! :-)
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Dave, on the white trailer, I used an epoxy based grey acid etch made by Septone Australia, very thin and dries quickly. I bought a litre years ago and it's still good,- I use it on all metals,- only need one thin coat. The aluminium usually has a preservative coating which needs cleaning off (thinners etc, - assuming you've done that) as it may affect the paint if you don't. I just sprayed a number of coats of white acrylic over that, and it's stayed on fine.

    Did the same under marine enamel with an undercoat on an plain aluminium dinghy about 30yrs ago and that stayed on ok also.

    JB
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    I have successfully used Hammerite products for painting aluminium.๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ“ Boat trailer/stand
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    I have the mount made up and jack installed. I think I will redesign the crank handle. Works like the real thing (not that really matters). Also got the fender mounts finished, nice and solid. I'm happy with the result. Thanks, Dave RR

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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thanks for the kind words JB, The white trailer you built was my inspiration. You have done a grand job on it. It looks so real! I did get the steel fenders from Ali express in China (took about 3 weeks to arrive) the price was good at $20, so I took a chance. They are very nice, I spent a total of $100 including shipping on the tongue, safety chains, fenders, led tail lights, rims, wheel adapters, 2 leaf spring kits and 4 85mm tires. You can't beat the price. I admire the fact that you made your own guards and other parts. I am going to attempt to make some for my next project a trailer for my Chris craft runabout. (maybe some teardrop fenders ๐Ÿค”)
    Thanks, Dave RR
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice job Dave, your guards are nicer than mine,- was looking at trying to find ready made ones, but you don't know what things are like till they arrive (usually a month from China and over the top shipping from US,- plus a lot of US companies won't ship down here). Quicker to make my own.

    I was thinking of using springs or torsion bars, but I've found the Chinese leaf springs rust like crazy- even if oiled (have them on my Jeep) so I'm just using solid axles. My Hartley model trailer has a swim in fresh water after being used in salt, and axles re greased. I have poured cyano in all the joins/laps, so hopefully it will keep water out, and I'll be doing the same with the runabout trailer.

    Like your dolly wheel jack, quite tidy,- did mine with a spring underneath on the thread and a nut on the handle,- not quite as pretty. Was going to try and thread the inside of the tube which would have been nicer.
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    When i see thรฉ pictures i always doubt weather itโ€™s real or is it indeed ร  modell
    Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ“ Boat trailer/stand
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    I used this long screw. I ground and filed the nuts to press fit into the end of the cylinders. The double D shape keeps the ram from spinning. It works perfect. Crank handle is brass wire with a rivet for the handle. Retracted length is 3.5 inches and fully extended is 5.5 inches. Working on the mount today. Also working out other bits like lighting, safety chains, end caps, etc. I will update again soon, Dave RR

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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    I always havรฉ thรฉ impression that there are more engeneers than modelboat enthousiast builders. I m a bit jalous of their craftmanship and knowledge๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
    ๐Ÿ“ Trailer/stand
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Working in a functional trailer jack. I am using an old telescoping mirror that was broken. (2 sections) were cut out. Brass sheet for the wheel mount. Wheel is from scrap box. Brass wire and a rivet body for the crank handle. If all goes well I will have this done today. Will update soon, RR

    ๐Ÿ“ RC Boat trailer/stand
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Update on the trailer. Added all my cross members. I used screws and nuts to attach everything. The low melting point alumiweld did not work out on my tests. I couldn't get a good bond. It might be me... I'm not sure. Working on bow bumper, tail lights, trailer jack and tongue, safety chains, fenders and details before I paint. Dave RR

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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Aluminum solder never worked for me either.

    Beautiful work!๐Ÿ‘
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    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Keep it up Dave. It's looking really good ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Dave RR l will be very interested if you can do a build blog l would like to build a trailer for my Riva. l did look into building or buying one several years ago. The only ones available seem to be very expensive and only to be imported from the US.
    l did look around on the net for some plans no luck at that time.
    Good luck with the build. Jim.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking Good, Dave!!
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ RC Boat trailer/stand
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hey guys, finally got some time to start on my trailer. I am using 1/2" aluminum channel for the main rails. Tamiya 1/14 Semi truck leaf springs and mounts, 13mm aluminum axle housings with stainless steel axles. 1/10 touring car rims with Tamiya 1/14 truck tires (85mm diameter). I am also using old printer parts for the roller setup on the trailer. I am going to attempt to weld the frame with low temp alumiweld 700 degree Fahrenheit melting point.( first time trying this stuff so we will see....) I will update soon. Thanks, Dave RR

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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Should be an interesting build. I was a welder/fitter but only with steel. 10 years welding with a Mig and some Arc .
    https://www.electronicshub.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Stick-welding-vs-mig-w


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