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
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)
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.
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.