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por-15 how much?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rusty79, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. rusty79

    rusty79 1/2 ton status

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    how much por-15 to do the entire interior over in a K5 anybody know?
     
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    the POR 15 paint its self is 85 something a gallon.

    I am thinking of doing my WHOLE jimmy and it looks like about 600 for everything! that is with 2 gallons of paint 2 gallons of primer and 2 gallons of top coat

    who knows what i will be driving in a few weeks.
    Right now i have a 98 Explorer with 6" lift and 33's.
     
  3. rusty79

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    didnt wanna go quite that far.....yet
     
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    You would be surprised on the amount you need. 1 one pint can covers 12 square feet. I just ordered some last week and painted my tailgate with it and only used about 1/3 of a pint. If you get a "6-pack" you could cover 60 sq. ft. A 6 pack costs 34.95 and you can mix the colors or get one color. Check out the web site. Don't know how to do the click thing but it's...www.por15.com

    Ryan

    Never knock on DEATH's door. Ring the bell and run...he hates that!!!!
     
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    Oh SWEET sounds like i should only order one gallon at a time then! It would be great if i can do the whole truck with one gallon save me a TON of cash.

    Also how did you paint that tailgate? Spary it brush it roll it? I am trying to decide the cheapest and best way to do it. I want it to look half way decent, but does not have to 100% as it is a trails only rig.

    who knows what i will be driving in a few weeks.
    Right now i have a 98 Explorer with 6" lift and 33's.
     
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    According to the Canadian rep I bought my POR15 from; the gallon can covers 400 sq ft!! Not sure how accurate that is but a little does go a LONG way!!



    Brian
    89KBlazer

    Build it Right or Don't build it at all!!
     
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    I brushed it on. The directions say you can use a brush or spray gun..but if you use a gun, you have to thin it out no more than 5% using only Por15 solvent. I think it came out good for brushing it on. It started out having alot of tiny bubbles in it but when it dried, smooth glossy black finish with no bubbles. This stuff is amazing. Oh, BTW, I did my math wrong awhile ago. A six pack will cover 72 square feet, not 60.

    Ryan

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    anybody ever use the silver it says its supposed to add extra strenght to the metal and ive got more rust than metal :(
     
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    The silver has tiny particles of metal in it to help fill in pinholes and some oither minor acne problems.

    Ryan

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    Not to steal your thread Rusty, but does anyone have any experience with painting over POR15? Any special prep? Is the "special" paint by POR15 really worth it? I just want to rattle can over the POR for UV protection and color, will it stick?

    Real trucks don't have spark plugs!
     
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    I've been told by one of the dealers that you CAN paint over the POR-15. You just need to lightly sand the POR and then paint over it. They said to use steel wool or a scotch brite pad to scuff it up. Hope that helps...
     
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    I've been told by one of the dealers that you CAN paint over the POR-15. You just need to lightly sand the POR and then paint over it. They said to use steel wool or a scotch brite pad to scuff it up. Hope that helps...
     
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    Go to POR15.COM. It will tell you all you need to know.


    It does say that you can paint over it no problems.

    who knows what i will be driving in a few weeks.
    Right now i have a 98 Explorer with 6" lift and 33's.
     
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    You can paint directly over Por-15 but they recommend to apply the "Tie-Coat" primer before applying a top coat. Por-15 is very very hard to sand. If you have flaws in the por-15 paint...like I did, adding a couple coats of tie-coat primer will help because you can wet sand it to the finish you're looking for. Then you can top coat it.

    Ryan

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    Great, thanks all. That "Tie-coat" thing is what concerned me. Guess I won't worry about it. I'm not trying to do a flawless top coat, just trying to add so color to some hardware.

    Real trucks don't have spark plugs!
     

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