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POR-15 Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Stickseler, Apr 1, 2001.

  1. Stickseler

    Stickseler 3/4 ton status

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    I just got my POR-15 and want to use it...the instructions talk about humidity but don't say anything about temperature. It's still 40-50 here will that affect it?? Any other tricks I should know about this stuff?

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  2. Cavalry

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    I painted it on diuring a sunny 20 degree day day.....it was hard and cured the next day when i checked. Your temps will be fine

    Luke
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  3. Twiz

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    What kind of prep work? Wire brush? Air grinder w/a rol-lock (kinda like a stiff scotch-brite pad)? What do you want the surface to look like before you paint?

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  4. Cavalry

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    You can just knock off the loose stuff with a scraper or wirewheel, or you can remove all the way down with a sandblaster. It will not stick to paint so dont try to feather it into painted surfaces.

    Luke
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  5. mudpuppy89k5

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    I sent an e-mail to POR-15 back in January asking them about the minimum temperature. Their reply was that the minimum temperature should be 50 degrees.

    John Perry
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  6. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Will it stick to primer??? Also, do they recomend getting any rust of(surrface rust) or can you just "paint" over it?

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  7. UseYourBlinker

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    I used about a pint on the front floor boards on my VW Bus. The floor looked like swiss cheese. I used a wire wheel,and a degreaser on the spots. Then took some fiberglass sheets cut them to fit over the rust spots. Then used a paint brush to apply the Por-15 over the fiberglass for extra support. I did this on a sunny day,so I don't know about the temp thing?

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  8. Cavalry

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    THis is pretty much what it says on the side of the can (there is some POR15 drips right down the side so I'm faking it a bit)
    Surface Prep: rusted surfaces are best, seasoned metal and sandblasted are also good. Smooth surfaces: use metal ready to prepare surface before painting. Surface must be free of grease oil or other foreign substances. Use of rust converter products is not reccomended as they may affect bonding of POR15 to metal. POR15 likes to adhere to a surface with "tooth" rather than smooth glossy surfaces
    ....and a partridge in a pear tree.....

    Luke
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