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Old 12-28-2006, 06:55 AM
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All "enamel" means is that some of the coloring agents (particles... seems like there's a word for this I can't think of right now!) is metallic -- though it's not a "metallic" paint because the particles are small and not shiny. Enamels are durable because of the makeup (the metal particles). Enamel can be water based, oil based, latex, or epoxy. POR-15 might technically be an enamel, I don't know.

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Originally Posted by h0trod389

IMO... you should NEVER paint over rust... no matter how good the product is...
Originally Posted by Kevin45
POR15 is not a cure for rust. It encapsulates it ( seals it in) but if it is rust on a frame that has a chance to come off...if you hit a big enough pothole or flip a rock to the right area, and bust it loose, it will keep on rusting.
Exactly... Bee4Me said it best in this thread ...
Originally Posted by Bee4Me
Rust NEVER sleep's. You may put it to bed but it will eventually wake up.

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painting a chassie

i like the enamel S/S with hardener. i sprayed epoxy primer, then 3 coats of enamel. it has a shine and creates a very hard surface. scratches... yeah i have scratched it, but i am building a driver. and with the enamel i can touch it up with a rattle can once a year. i am build a car on a limited budget so the enamel fit perfect. 1 gallon of paint i was able to paint control arms,springs, spindles, axle & backing plates, steering box, all front end linkage, calipers, lose parts for a Friends jeep, engine, ...**** thats off the top of my head. i still have enough to paint the gas tank & straps, drive shaft and cross member. i only used primmer on the frame and control arms. the rest was blasted clean and spayed down with clean lacquerer thinner before paint. so for 180 dollars i am painting allot of stuff with a fairly durable user friendly paint. what ever way you go, the parts must be blasted and clean.

P.S. When ever i paint parts, i always make sure that i have to many to do. i then focus on the ones need to keep the project moving at that time. the other group of parts are for up coming areas. this enables me to spray what i need done, and what ever left in the paint cup gets used on other parts. out of the on gallon i have wasted no paint. a steel cable works great for hanging pieces.

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Thanx for grounding us Mike. A good old coat of black enamel has always been a great way to spiff up a chassis. We get all caught up in our newly available fancy chemistry but your approach is excellent and time tested. I submit that Hammerite is a pretty good cheap substitute for enamel and I think approaches the $$$$$$$$$$ stuff for durability.
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