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    Default Promised pics of "final" HF trailer painted to match Cognac Spyder

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    For those following my "saga", here are 2 "final" pics of the HF trailer painted with +/- 3 coats of VHT SP402 and then covered with multiple layers of Rust-oleum "Universal" High Gloss Clear.
    As a final (?) thing, "WE" decided the white HF wheels REALLY took away from the whole thing so, after conversing again () with Blueknight911, we went with Satin Black for the rims.
    Next trip is in 2 weeks and can't wait to actually use it !! Thanks to all who were/are interested.
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    Hopefully you won't slowed up toooooooooo much from the adoring crowds that will gather too admire this work of Art. I'm happy to have assisted you with this project annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd APPLAUD your painting ability...… Seriously you did a great job ….and the wheels look better in Black in " almost, sort of , chrome ….. Mike ...….PS That may not be BRP paint , but I doubt anyone will say it isn't, from the way it looks …..

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    WOW. Impressive young skywalker!

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    very very nice....now you need to come to Colorado and paint mine! LOL....great job, looks awesome.

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    Mike, I didn't tell you, I did the final clear coats in 90 % humidity conditions and it rained right after !!
    Ray & Marci
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    Great paint job!!!!!!
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    What is it that you have attached to the trailer frame just under the license plate?

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    It was on the trailer when I bought it, and it is a wood piece basically the size of a 2x4. It does increase the rear protection of the cargo shell. It is gold right now because I didn't feel like taking it off to repaint it yet. Maybe now that the rest is done..... or not ��
    Ray & Marci
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    Default Excellent....

    The wheel color change made a big difference and all for the better. Silver chrome or black was the way to go.... now off you go with one fine looking trailer, congrats on a job well done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupaca View Post
    The wheel color change made a big difference and all for the better. Silver chrome or black was the way to go.... now off you go with one fine looking trailer, congrats on a job well done...
    Yes it did Had that discussion with both of my color coordination experts as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by teninospyder View Post
    It was on the trailer when I bought it, and it is a wood piece basically the size of a 2x4. It does increase the rear protection of the cargo shell. It is gold right now because I didn't feel like taking it off to repaint it yet. Maybe now that the rest is done..... or not ��
    Ah yea, I was going to do something like that with mine. But in stead of wood I was going to make two metal extensions (legs) like a small bumpers about 4" long that attached to back of the frame. But currently I just use a large block of wood about 8"x8" 16" long. I stand the trailer up right on it in the garage next to the wall and it saves a lot space. Lifting the trailer by the tongue is easy and the thing almost stands there by itself. I just secure the tongue to an eye screw in the wall and that's where the trailer sits all winter.

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    What a great job!

    2014 RTL Platinum & 2014 RTL Cognac
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    I have a HF trailer also. I went to a place that sells golf carts, and they had hub caps that fit right on. Looks really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marr View Post
    I have a HF trailer also. I went to a place that sells golf carts, and they had hub caps that fit right on. Looks really good.
    Interesting. Were those for 4.8x8 tires and rims? Any idea what "size" they call those?
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    I’m not good at figuring out pictures, but I hope it went through

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    Quote Originally Posted by teninospyder View Post
    It was on the trailer when I bought it, and it is a wood piece basically the size of a 2x4. It does increase the rear protection of the cargo shell. It is gold right now because I didn't feel like taking it off to repaint it yet. Maybe now that the rest is done..... or not ��
    Yes, I put it on there to protect the lights from damage when standing the trailer on end to work on it or store it

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    Looks great....I’m a little late to this thread, but when i had a similar setup (well exact without paint) I took one leaf out of the suspension to soften it up and eliminate much of the bounce....hopefully you will never hit the trailer load rating....also I had a cooler mounted in front of the carrier...you would be surprised how tongue weight that adds with ice and a case of beer

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    I like what you did, and may eventually do something similar. Just curious - what kind of cargo shell is it?
    Were those the stock fenders for the trailer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geep View Post
    Looks great....I’m a little late to this thread, but when i had a similar setup (well exact without paint) I took one leaf out of the suspension to soften it up and eliminate much of the bounce....hopefully you will never hit the trailer load rating....also I had a cooler mounted in front of the carrier...you would be surprised how tongue weight that adds with ice and a case of beer
    This one had a leaf removed from each spring also.

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