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#1496949 Tue Apr 18 2023 12:53 AM
Joined: Apr 2022
Posts: 60
I started hand sanding the bedwood early on Friday morning and rolled on the final coat Sunday night at 10pm! It’s finally finished and now I know why I’ve put this off since 2014!!! I brushed on 3 coats of POR15 and then rolled on 2 coats of exterior latex. Did a little mock up this morning with the polished stainless strips

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53farmtruck #1496951 Tue Apr 18 2023 01:08 AM
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Posts: 62
That' looks awesome!!

1953 Chevy 3100 1/2 Ton Pickup

53farmtruck #1496965 Tue Apr 18 2023 01:52 AM
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Looks great to me.

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1958 Apache, long bed Fleetside, V8 w/SM420
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1959 Apache, long bed Fleetside that has been in the family for 25 years but in desperate need of love.
53farmtruck #1496975 Tue Apr 18 2023 03:13 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
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Does look great! Would be great to know the long term durability compared to the MAR-K research results. See their testing report on their website, if interested.

46Sparky #1496980 Tue Apr 18 2023 04:23 AM
Joined: Apr 2022
Posts: 60
Thanks Guys

MarK is where I got the idea back in ‘07 or’08, I’m sure mine will last much much longer as our driving season is about 5 months long and she’ll likely never spend a night outdoors!!

53farmtruck #1496994 Tue Apr 18 2023 11:44 AM
Joined: Oct 2021
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I didn't know that POR15 could be used on wood.

I would have used an oil based primer on all 6 sides and then applied the acrylic latex after letting the primer dry for a week.

Last edited by Otto Skorzeny; Tue Apr 18 2023 11:46 AM.

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1956 Cadillac Sixty Special Fleetwood (The Godfather)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
53farmtruck #1497002 Tue Apr 18 2023 12:35 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 566
I reviewed the Mar-K finish reports and considered Por-15 but decided to use Smith & Company epoxy sealer follwed by a spar varnish. It is still a work in process given all the coats on all the surfaces but the attached shows the bottom side after the last (I think) coat of varnish.

Our driving season is a little longer than 5 months, maybe 8 dependingon the year, but like you I don't anticipate my truck sitting outside often.

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1949/50 3600 Project
53farmtruck #1497288 Thu Apr 20 2023 01:28 AM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 578
I put 2 coats of cheap satin black exterior house paint on my homemade cheap pine setup and i use it often and its held up great. Wayyy better than I thought and its been over 2years. I have moved bikes, quads, sleds, transmissions, wheels, pellets and lumber all the time. I was careful with it at first but now I dont even care and it blends in with rest of truck.

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