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Old 10-02-2011, 09:57 AM
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Don't use it anywhere near where you may need to weld someday. the heat will pull in the POR from a surprising distance and screw up the weld.

how's that for a "horror story"

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Hey Centerline....like your new avatar, how's that thing drive on the road?
Well, it has about 3 miles on it so far. Just test drove it around the neighborhood. Need to swap out the front brake cylinders as their bore is too small for the MC. Also will be building a new set of Lake style headers this winter. Although the Roadster headers that are on it now look good from a distance they have some serious problems and just aren't up to my standards. Anyway, not to highjack this thread... it drives nice and smooth... but its a bit loud.

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no horror stories here. im very happy with the way it works there were a few spots that peeled but that was applicator's error silly me
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I love the stuff too, i used it on the frame in my truck when i was cleaning it up. Its great for parts you arnt going to sand blast and have rust on them, when i did my frame i just scrubbed it with soap and water let it try and then brush on the por15. Right over the rust, probably why the pro's dont like it they sand blast everything, which is no good for por15. also one thing i emailed them about was what temps it could be painted at, and the responce i got was dont use below 60 degrees. so when ever i brush it on i heat up the part with a tiger torch on cool days to get the part nice and warm. works great.
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I love the stuff too, i used it on the frame in my truck when i was cleaning it up. Its great for parts you arnt going to sand blast and have rust on them, when i did my frame i just scrubbed it with soap and water let it try and then brush on the por15. Right over the rust, probably why the pro's dont like it they sand blast everything, which is no good for por15. also one thing i emailed them about was what temps it could be painted at, and the responce i got was dont use below 60 degrees. so when ever i brush it on i heat up the part with a tiger torch on cool days to get the part nice and warm. works great.
Any paint needs to be applied at 60+ really
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Who starts threads just to bash a product or the people who use it?
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I have used it on my LeMans with good results. bt
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POR-15 experience

I have used POR-15 and several of the alternatives and have found them to all be comparable.

If you follow the instructions you will not go wrong.

As far as horror stories are concerned, most of them are in regards to user error.

I have made mistakes myself.

I had used quart cans with damaged labels provided by customers that were supposed to be top coat but turned out to be chassis black to paint a couple of trailers with.
The result was that the trailers developed a purplish color over the summer and had mild surface rust on the thin areas after about ten years.
The same goes for a plow I painted.
In the spots that were abused more than usual, flecks of rust could be observed.

I have seen horror stories involving people who did not do any surface prep on something with scales.

I have seen people try to use it without the primer and then respond angrily when regular paint peels off of the POR-15 surface.

I have seen an individual paint a 47' Studebaker truck with POR-15, and even if it turned out better than expected, I still consider it a horror story for some other Studebaker fan in the future who would like to see the truck look "factory fresh", because that truck was red with white wheels and Studebaker did not do it that way and it was already a clean truck beforehand.
(This is the only place that the expert and I see eye to eye in regards to the "horror" of POR-15 and the like, the owner has the right to do whatever he or she would like to with personal property, but if that truck were mine I would have done it right because it was a excellent survivor with some very desirable options- but regardless; I have seen worse things than POR-15 done to vehicles that I wish were my own. LOL)

I have read about three people and understand that several more than that have died due to painting with POR-15 in an enclosed area.
Now that IS a true HORROR STORY.

...BUT IS IT RIGHT TO FAULT THE PRODUCT FOR THE USER'S FAILURE TO READ INSTRUCTIONS?

If so, forks made Rosie O'Donnell fat and firearms have magical properties and devious desire to commit acts of violence.

It takes a person to misuse a tool.
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I have used POR-15 and several of the alternatives and have found them to all be comparable.

If you follow the instructions you will not go wrong.

As far as horror stories are concerned, most of them are in regards to user error.

I have made mistakes myself.

I had used quart cans with damaged labels provided by customers that were supposed to be top coat but turned out to be chassis black to paint a couple of trailers with.
The result was that the trailers developed a purplish color over the summer and had mild surface rust on the thin areas after about ten years.
The same goes for a plow I painted.
In the spots that were abused more than usual, flecks of rust could be observed.

I have seen horror stories involving people who did not do any surface prep on something with scales.

I have seen people try to use it without the primer and then respond angrily when regular paint peels off of the POR-15 surface.

I have seen an individual paint a 47' Studebaker truck with POR-15, and even if it turned out better than expected, I still consider it a horror story for some other Studebaker fan in the future who would like to see the truck look "factory fresh", because that truck was red with white wheels and Studebaker did not do it that way and it was already a clean truck beforehand.
(This is the only place that the expert and I see eye to eye in regards to the "horror" of POR-15 and the like, the owner has the right to do whatever he or she would like to with personal property, but if that truck were mine I would have done it right because it was a excellent survivor with some very desirable options- but regardless; I have seen worse things than POR-15 done to vehicles that I wish were my own. LOL)

I have read about three people and understand that several more than that have died due to painting with POR-15 in an enclosed area.
Now that IS a true HORROR STORY.

...BUT IS IT RIGHT TO FAULT THE PRODUCT FOR THE USER'S FAILURE TO READ INSTRUCTIONS?

If so, forks made Rosie O'Donnell fat and firearms have magical properties and devious desire to commit acts of violence.

It takes a person to misuse a tool.
Very well said!
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