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    fiberglass ladder

    how do you guys prevent those fiberglass ladder from deteriorating and unleash many many itchy day?

    and if it has deterriorates, can you just spray paint it?
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    Once they have gotten that bad it is time for a new one.


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    Also it is against OSHA rules to paint a ladder.


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    well this ladder is fairly new I believe. it's not the extension ladder but an 8 footer A frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
    well this ladder is fairly new I believe. it's not the extension ladder but an 8 footer A frame.
    If it is new then it should not be flaking yet. Has it ever been dropped? That can cause cracks and the Fiberglass will flake where it is damaged.


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    I bought a few ladders recently that faded unusually quickly (a brand I had not heard of before). I think werner recommended that 'painters touch' spray paint from rustoleum. I did a half ass 1st coat on one of my ladders out of despairation and WOW! I am sold. It looks almost new again.

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    You can also try to brush resin on.

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    i have heard of people spraying on a clear uv protectant.

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    I used the spray laquer when they were new - it did not seem to help. They look great now.

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    if its flaking get a new one sounds unsafe to me . OSHA also wants to see the labels or they will comdem them .
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    i'd coat it with some resin
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    I think the problem being referred to isn't "flaking".....but just the shinny top coat coming off, and having tiny fiberglass fibers rub off continuously. or am i wrong??

    mine does the same thing, I've always figured it's just a crappy UV sealer, as the ladder rides outside in the sun all the time.

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    I just ordered a Little Giant Black PRO Ladder MODEL 26. Lifetime Warranty so well see how it can hold up to my abuse. I've always wanted to be a product tester!!

    http://www.ladderdepot.com/black_pro_type_1A.html - Great Pricing and free shipping.

    I'll let you all know how it stands up. Most of my fiberglass ladder deterorate from being on the roof rack through the seasons up here in New Jersey, not to mention out lovely air quality. I like the black color also! lol

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