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Re: POR 15 vs Rustoleum
cvett #767859 Tue Aug 02 2011 03:32 PM
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The secret to keeping POR15 fresh is to get the can resealed. I found that using a sheet of kitchen food wrap, the clinging kind seemd to work pretty good if used under the lid. It sealed and allowed me to get the lid off w/o tearing it up. But maybe the small hole idea is even better.

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Re: POR 15 vs Rustoleum
cvett #769161 Sat Aug 06 2011 11:26 PM
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Thanks for all the replies.
After having spend a small fortune on POR 15 as well as the Chassis coat, trying and stipping it off I have decided that POR is not for me. I can't seem to get a good finish if I brush it and I don't have the talent or equipment to spray it.
I do not have a rust problem because the PO stripped it to bare frame and re-sprayed so I have a good base to work from.
I just want mine to look refreshed so, or my project, I am going to use rattle cans of Rustoleum.
The appearance of what I have done so far looks very good, although I am not sure of its durability.
Peter


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Re: POR 15 vs Rustoleum
Peter_H #769253 Sun Aug 07 2011 04:46 AM
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Peter, although I have used the POR15 on chassis and like it I will say that the 37 I have got the Black Gloss Rustoleum in 1997/1998 and it still looks good today. I even drove it in the rain today!! So, I think you will be OK.

As a side note a friend of mine used the rustoleum Primer and Black paint on his 37 and ended up spending more money for the rattle cans than it would have cost for the POR15. (or Eastwood's)


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Re: POR 15 vs Rustoleum
Achipmunk #769294 Sun Aug 07 2011 01:20 PM
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Peter,
I would like to recommend, that if you go with the rustoleum, you might consider buying it in a quart or gallon size can. There is the same amount of paint in a quart as in about 5-6 rattle cans for the same or less money.
Like you, I didn't have the equipment to spray it, but I bought a cheap paint gun from Harbor Freight and had a go at it. I thinned it down with acetone and found that if you can run a rattle can, you can spray with a paint gun. I painted the bumper, splash apron and hubs on my 3 ton this way and they turned out pretty good. I wouldn't want to jump in and paint my cab or anything, but for bumper or frame work I would give it a try. Just my .02, hope it helps.
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Re: POR 15 vs Rustoleum
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Re: POR 15 vs Rustoleum
CASO #791667 Mon Oct 24 2011 03:34 AM
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Hi all,
So I hope I can jump in and ask a question. This week I put POR 15 on some parts. Come to find out part of those parts should not have POR15 on them. Does anyone know how to get POR15 off?
Sanblast...agian? Paint remover?

Thanks!

Jon


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Re: POR 15 vs Rustoleum
UnklRod #791715 Mon Oct 24 2011 12:42 PM
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Depending on how large the part is, you could try sandblastind or bead blasting in a cabinet. All those rust killing products are extremly hard. They tend to bond into the metal. If the parts are very small get a gallon can of carb cleaner (nasty stuff), and let the parts sit over night. Than using a stiff brush clean off the loose material. If needed, dry off the part and bead blast it right away.

Re: POR 15 vs Rustoleum
genweld49 #791766 Mon Oct 24 2011 04:24 PM
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Ok will give it a go


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Re: POR 15 vs Rustoleum
UnklRod #799447 Sun Nov 20 2011 05:39 PM
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Got the POR15 on my new project. Great stuff! I had the frame sandblasted then used Marine Clean and Prep products first. Brushed on the POR as no one is going to see the areas. I learned to be VERY careful NOT to get it on my hands..takes alot to get it off including skin. Also, clean the lid VERY well of the can. Once I put the lid on and came back the next day, no matter what I did I could not get lid off.


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Re: POR 15 vs Rustoleum
UnklRod #799625 Mon Nov 21 2011 04:07 AM
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For those who may read this I have drilled a 1/4" hole in the top of the lid and poured out small amounts at a time to use as it dries out very fast. I've been using duct tape to place over the hole, shake the can and let it sit. I've got a can I've "opened" at least 6 or 8 times and whats left inside is still OK. I just keep the lid clean and wipe it good and put on a new piece of tape.

Hope this helps someone... .and I don't take credit for this. It was suggested long time ago by another bolter and I tried it.


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