Painting a trailer


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Painting a trailer

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I just purchased a used pull behind trailer. It doesn't match my bike and I'm thinking about painting it. it is fiberglass.
I don't want to spend alot on it. My options are to do it myself, have it done professionally, or just keep the same color.
Thoughts/ideas.
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A picture is worth a thousand words. We need to see it to be able to give our expert opinions, LMFAO. I pull both a black and chrome and a red covered trailer with my silver bike. When going down the road, I do not see the disparity. Anyone who does, has never stopped me and told me it was ungodly. Kind of a matter of personal aesthetics.
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themainviking wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:59 am
A picture is worth a thousand words. We need to see it to be able to give our expert opinions, LMFAO. I pull both a black and chrome and a red covered trailer with my silver bike. When going down the road, I do not see the disparity. Anyone who does, has never stopped me and told me it was ungodly. Kind of a matter of personal aesthetics.
This is it.
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That looks pretty nice. Maybe paint the bike to match the trailer? :o :D

If you are pulling it with the black (dark blue?) bike in your avatar then I think the maroon would look good behind it. Hook it up and post a picture of the combination. ;)
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I am like themainviking, so far no one told me the I need to match the tailer to the bike. So far the cm2000 cargo is a offwhite color with gold strips. To me they match very good. The bunkhouse and the combicamp campers match well also. Your have to make up your mind which way you have to go. My motorcycle dont care what color they are.

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Now that I put it together, it looks pretty good. A good cleaning and waxing will bring them both out!
Thanks for the responses!
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I am in the same boat, love my trailer but it is not matching my trike.
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Personally I wouldn't bother with the extra expense of painting the trailer. It's function is to carry things I need to carry. If someone thinks it doesn't look good to have things not matching...then they don't have to look! Nice looking trailer!!
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Just a thought, but I wonder if the two different colors work to make you more visible? I guess there is no way to test but I can't help but think that the bike makes the trailer stand out more just as the trailer makes the bike stand out more!

And I do agree with the previous poster, is painting it to match really worth the cost or could you enjoy spending that money for gas?
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harvey01 wrote: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:38 pm Just a thought, but I wonder if the two different colors work to make you more visible? I guess there is no way to test but I can't help but think that the bike makes the trailer stand out more just as the trailer makes the bike stand out more!

And I do agree with the previous poster, is painting it to match really worth the cost or could you enjoy spending that money for gas?
You've made two very good points. (1) visibility - this makes sense and I believe it will make the ride safer. (2) cost - I've been getting estimates and some are more than I paid for the trailer.

I think I have my answer!
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I have a Pearl White GW and pull a black bushtec and never thought about matching the trailer to my GW, actually have got many nice comments on the two! It's your bike and trailer if you are happy that's all that matters! 8-)


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