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Old 10-01-2011, 07:25 PM
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POR 15 horror stories

If you have a POR 15 horror story lets hear it, if you have pictures showing the horror so much the better.

A bit of education now from the old timers might just sv a few of the new guys a lot of heart ache alter on.

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I haven't had much experience with it but this is what I've heard as well as experienced. It's great at stopping chips and I can't think of any rust protection that's as hard as it but it's best applied to minor surface rust to get bite and that seems more geared for diy'ers. When you completely take out the rust it doesn't seem to adhere as well and it comes off in sheets or flakes. I could be wrong though but it seems to come off in sheets when it's been blasted or stripped good. Then you consider how it's one of the worst brands to be spraying health wise and that's the final straw for me. I like zero rust. Stays soft for a while but mine has been sitting for a long time before seeing pavement and chips here and there can always be filled in. I love how it sprays. Never sprayed por 15 but it stinks and you don't want to get that stuff on your hands at all.
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I'm so inclined to start POR15 is a great product (when applied properly) thread
There are idiots who paint anything with POR15 and NEVER read directions and then blame failure on the product. These people are too cool to ever read directions, they are too macho. Real men don't read directions, right?
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its not bad. i applied it on clean metal. and hard as a rock for months and i left the car outside. por15 is in the sun too and still nothing abnormal. i tried to scratch it off but it wont scratch at all
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I put POR15 on my frame and underbody over 20 years ago, top coated it with Semigloss black after 24 hrs. Still looks the same as it did back then. Only place it peeled was one spot that I missed some grrease.

Hand applied with brushes, I would never consider spraying unless you have a full spray suit and fresh air supply respirator
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Its been my experience that most of the time when people complain about POR-15 its because they used it incorrectly. When used correctly with metal prep etc. it is damn near bullet proof.

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I used it on a new frame six years ago. Used the POR degreaser and metal prep as per the directions. Brushed on the POR-15 and it flowed right out - looked like it had been sprayed. I used the POR-15 Chassis Black on those areas where there might be sun exposure - this was sprayed over the brushed-on coats as I couldn't get it to flow well on a test piece.

Has been perfect so far.
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i have been using it for 5 years and i think it works good.but i found that you got to apply the metal etch at least 3 times about a half hour between each to get that dull gray look on the metal then give it 2 coats of por 15 about 3 hours between coats.the top coat can go on after that if used and i have used there tie coat primer but have found that it sticks better if the por 15 is sanded with 100 grit after it is cured a few days otherwise the tie coat doesnt stick well at all when not sanded,also have found the black covers much better then the gray does
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The product reviews and comparisons clearly show that Eastwoods rust encapsulator is a superior product and it contains no isocyanides.
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The product reviews and comparisons clearly show that Eastwoods rust encapsulator is a superior product and it contains no isocyanides.
Please attach link, I have a can of it in my garage, so far I;m not impressed. Regular acetone washes it off
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All I can say is Bill Hirsch product is unbelievable. I restored my 67 Chevelle almost 25 years ago and it still looks brand spanking new. Bill Hirsch is the original, they don't do much marketing but the product is trustworthy. Down the road from me is a Corvette restoration shop and that's all they ever use.

I'm getting ready to build my motor in the next 2 weeks, I'll post some close up photos of the paint and process.

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If you have a POR 15 horror story lets hear it, if you have pictures showing the horror so much the better.

A bit of education now from the old timers might just sv a few of the new guys a lot of heart ache alter on.
Another post (rant) that can go either way, proper use is key. Would be better served in the Body/Exterior forum.
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i can't give it a 25 yr review because i did my frame 8 yrs ago.
bullet proof. goes on smooth with a brush, flows out better.
any product can fail if applied wrong.
prep is everything when dealing with paint.
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Another post (rant) that can go either way, proper use is key. Would be better served in the Body/Exterior forum.
This started in the Body section, I moved it here, it's been done to death. Amateurs love it, pros seem to hate it, too argumentative to take up tech time in the body section. And from the response so far, where are the horror stories? Just trying to keep the pros from getting annoyed at what I consider to be a basic type of question.
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