Did you know that you have a few options when it comes to the tire hubs for your trailer? This selection might be based on aesthetics, but there are many practical things to consider too.
Here are some things to consider about galvanized and painted tire hubs:
Galvanized: These tire hubs are chemically coated to protected to protect the steel components. More specifically, this metal is coated in a “hot bath,” with a rust-resistant element known as zinc. This process helps create a durable product, much unlike a simple paint job. This process is not completely “fool-proof.” Chipping does happen, which can eventually lead to rust. The quality of galvanized steel tends to vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so it is important to do your research.
Painted: This will protect your wheels from the elements for a little while, but will wear over time. Chemicals and time will slowly eat away the paint, leading to corrosion and rust. To protect your painted tire hubs, consider washing regularly and storing out of the elements. If you are hoping to spruce up an older model trailer, a coat of paint on the hubs can create a different feel. It is just important that you understand that this paint is not protective.
If you have any questions about your tire hubs, contact Trailer Boss in Marysville WA today! We have experts on staff to help you make the important decisions to keep your trailer looking great! Click here to read more!