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Two years ago I bought a new 5x8' dump trailer to haul manure from my two Icelandic horses to the composting center. It takes me about a month to fill up the trailer, and Manure will cause the bed of the dump trailer to rot out in very short order (due to the acids in the urine, etc.) when its just sitting in the trailer waiting to be hauled off. So I decided to try this product to see if I could prevent the bed from rusting out, and save myself thousands of dollars in sheet-metal welding repair costs over the years.
I bought two of these and lined the bed and sides of my dump trailer. Preparation took quite a while, because I wanted to "get it right the first time". Then, I applied two coats of this product, with a day between coats. It took me a good 8 hours, total, for preparation and applying two coats. The second coat was definitely easier to do, with the first coat I was more conscientious of how I spread it on to ensure I had an even, well spread coat. It was a pretty messy job, too -- the stuff is hard to get off your hands and clothing, so when you spread it, make sure you use old (or disposable) clothing.
Two years later, the finish is as good as new with no peeling. I have had no rust on my dump trailer bed, or any damage to the finish, despite the fact I use a metal rake from time to time to empty out the trailer. I was considering doing another 'maintenance coat' as a CYA, but after using my pressure washer and examining the finish today, I've decided against it... no reason to, it looks as good as the day I painted it on!
I cannot recommend this product enough, if I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.
Pros: Tough as nails, stands up to harsh conditions
Cons: Takes time to install correctly; messy