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Old 05-27-2009, 08:19 AM   #1
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VIN on trailer tongue and spray on bed liner


I have a Wolfpack 27 DFWP (it is a bumper pull) and am going to have the tongue sprayed with LINEX or a similar bed liner material. The reason is two -fold - one the original tongue looks like someone resprayed it randomly (it is very uneven) and secondly it has a number of rock chips that have surface rust. PLUS it will look cool!!

However the VIN is stamped into the tongue and the bedliner material is thick and will cover this up. How would you suggest I handle this? I can simply spray over it or I could mask it and leave it black painted metal but that would leave a recessed area that will hold water - did I mention this stuff is thick?

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Old 05-27-2009, 08:34 AM   #2
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That's a tough call. Since that's the "official" location for the VIN I'm not sure you have a recourse but to leave it visible after the liner spraying. If you spray over it you may be required to remove the coating if an official wants to see it. You might also subject yourself to questions of why you wanted to hide it. Just playing devils advocate here.

You could have a stainless plate stamped with the VIN and rivet it over the area after you spray it. That's what they do when they replace the tongue on trailers.

Having said that, If it were me I'd probably just spray over it and deal with whatever later.
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