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Any POR15 Spraying Tips?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kim tate, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. kim tate

    kim tate 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have experience spraying POR 15 with conventional equipment? No HVLP gun. What about thinning and cleanup? Finally got the underbody unobstructed and need to decide how to coat it.
     
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    Spray with conventional works fine. You can thin it with Xylene Xylol per the instructions on POR15. Be sure and cover everything you don't want that stuff on, and good ventilator. Works good though. Be sure surface is bare metal too.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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    I thought that you didnt have to get to bare metal to use Por15. We did a friends dune buggy in Por15 and didnt take any of the paint off at all. There were even a few rust spots that we just covered up with it.

    Ken H.


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    You don't, but what I found out was the undercoating under my K5 was less than desireable, and POR15 on top of that stuff is only as good as the paint, so I stripped it to bare metal, then spayed with acetone to clean it. That way the POR15 is directly on metal doing the job intended of it. Worked good. My 2 cents worth.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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