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Por15??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tshane, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. Tshane

    Tshane 1/2 ton status

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    Any comments toward por15. I have seen it used on my cousin bronco seem to do an awesome job but just wonder how everyone else feels on it
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    try searching for POR 15- just recently- like probably the 2nd or 3rd page here you'll find 2-3 posts regarding it- also a POR 15 Rep replied to the posts and provided some great info on the product and it's uses etc

    Brandy
     
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    I did my frame with POR. Seems to work fine, its still on there. Its not the best stuff to use where the sun will hit it. It wont hurt it, but it fades real bad. That is unless you buy the POR that is suppoese to be UV resisteant or if you top coat it.
     
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    i JUST came in from "por"'n my k5. I finished the firewall, wheel wells, whole underside (frame,bed). Even got under the gas tank..tough to do without dropping it! I had done half of the truck last month and it looked great. Tough stuff and makes the truck look "newer" when you see the black frame and wheel wells. I would recommend it. I also feel MUCH better about fending off the rust.
     
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    just a note: where those rubber surgical gloves and long sleeve shirt, safety glasses and a dust mask. I found that this keeps the stuff off of your body for the most part. This stuff is not like paint. It is very hard to remove from skin. I found that some hand cleaner(automotive) and a scrubber pad(dishwashing) work well to remove most of it.
     
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    I use laquer thinner to get it off my hands and other stuff it may drip on. It's a little rough on the hands but it gets the job done quick. Por15 is really sneaky because you'll get one drip on your hands and not notice, then the next thing you know it's all over your hands, tools, and anything else you touch before you realize it's there.
     
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    I'll be glad to answer any questions you have on POR-15. Just ask.
     
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    POR 15 is one of the MOST over-rated paint product out there!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    I used many gallons of the stuff about 15 years ago...

    I did the whole bottom and frame of my truck....
    WELL...after about 8 years...it started to blister and flake!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    NO....I didn't do ANYTHING wrong!!!!
    I put it over clean bare-metal...
    top-coated it....the whole 9 yards...
    The stuff JUST DOESN'T LAST!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif

    I've been using Epoxy primer...and urathane or enamel....

    If POR15 was as GOOD as epoxy....
    GM, FORD and Dodge would use it!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    That's just it, you put it over clean BARE metal. I've found it sticks the best to clean RUSTED metal. We painted on my sandblasted battery tray w/o any of the prep solution and it didn't last more than 2 years.

    If you don't use their metal prep solution it will peel or flake off. Even DuPont's metal conditioner doesn't work as well for POR-15. I know of some that has been on a diff housing w/o a top coat for over 12 years w/o any problems.
    It also seems to prefer to cure in a humid environment. MISF painted the bed of his Scout with it and it got sprinkled on while curing outside in sub 70*f weather. That POR has proven to be the hardest of all the stuff he's painted it on.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]

    If POR15 was as GOOD as epoxy....
    GM, FORD and Dodge would use it!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    No they wouldn't. They would use whatever is most cost effective for mass production...including labor times for application and drying time.
    If your gonna use the "if it was better" logic then you would never see a vehicle w/ vinyl seats or cheesy parts, and every vehicle would roll off the production line w/ Willwood or Baer brakes, etc...

    POR-15 is great stuff
     
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    Rusted metal give POR-15 something to hold onto. If you have bare or sandplasted metal it has nothing so you need to use the METAL-READY to prep the surface.

    POR-15 also loves a humidity. This is how it cures.
     
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    With a 3-4 hour dry time no BIG-3 is going to hold up an assembly line waiting for a coating to dry. Even the paint they use is quick drying. If they coated the wheel wells and floorpans with anything to keep them from rusting and help the car last another 10 years it would hurt sales down the road. The are not going to build a car that is suppose to last 10-15 years. They WANT you to replace it every 3-4 years or at least as soon as your finacing runs out.
     
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    but can you get it on your Hootus? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    ok....I painted over RUST...TOO
    It turned into a big blister...
    Then Rotted the metal out!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    The blasted/treated metal...lasted the best Actually!!!!

    Yah....I used ALL 5 products they provide...
    It's much quicker with epoxy....dry times ARE MUCH QUICKER!!!

    I have some brackets that sat in a box for 11 years...
    those still look good!! /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    I have my front inner-wheels done with epoxy/urathane
    and after 11 years....they still look GOOD!!!

    I'm just posting what has happened to me... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    LOL... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I don't think so!!!!
    They know E-COAT is the BEST!!!!
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    They know E-COAT is the BEST!!!!

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    My experience with E-Coat while working at wilwood was less than stellar. We tried it on an R&D project and it did laugh at brake fluid (Something one of the purpose made caliper paint kits didn't do), it didn't suffer handling very well. It was easy to nick or scratch.

    Am I the only one who remembers the "POR-15 & Hootus" episode ? That whole thread was a riot. Talk about it being sneaky......
     

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