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Old 10-21-2008, 07:53 PM
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Por-15 proper use?

I unfortunately live in Wisconsin where it maybe perfect for racing on an ice track , but the salt and snow can be killer on your vehicle's chassis. I enjoy driving older trucks and my project right now is fixing the "missing" steel on my 85 chevy 1 ton short box four-wheel drive. Yeah that's right regular cab short box one ton 4x4. What I'm curious about is the proper application of por-15. I know the stuff is excellent and I have helped a buddy coat his plow with it once, but am not sure if our application technique worked because he sold it before he even used it. I will be applying it to the inner fender wells bottom of cab and box and of course the frame. The fenders would have the primer that comes on new fenders the cab would have some of that primer and some stock paint or undercoating the box will be made from bare sheet metal and the frame is being sent out for sand blasting. If I need to strip any of the previous surfaces or if I can just apply something prior to putting on the por-15 to prep the surface could someone please let me know, or if anyone has any other tips.
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ICE, sounds like a rare truck, and one worth saving.

POR15 is designed for painting over rust (POR = Paint Over Rust).
If you have clean metal, another product might be better, such as
epoxy primer, or even truck bedliner.

A recent episode of CCR did a truck undercarriage with bedliner, and it really looked good. It seals, soundproofs, and is exceptionally durable.

Whatever you use, I'd scuff the existing E-coating before application. I personally wouldn't remove it because it provides some extra protection.....
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If you want to use POR-15, then I would suggest that you follow their directions exactly. That way when it peels off, you will know that it wasn't the way you applied it.

Personally, I would prep it and apply a quality epoxy primer and maybe some bed liner, if I was that concerned about protecting it

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Hi,personally,i would throw that crap into the nearest trash can. that stuff is garbage ! though,expensive garbage. i used it (as per por 15 directions on my 48 ford chassis.then covered chassis with a tarp (inside my North Florida garage) it sat,covered for about 2 years,when i took the tarp off,the por 15 came off in strips. blasted chassis (again) then 3 coats of epoxy primer and paint,,, now,its done right.dont waste your time and money.
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