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Old 06-03-2004, 09:23 PM
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POR 15 storage

Is it true that a container of POR15 must be used all at once when opened or can the container be resealed and used later. I have bought a whole gallon and am not sure if I can get my project to use the whole gallon at once. TIA for any help.

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Old 06-03-2004, 10:05 PM
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yes.

i tried vacuuming the air out with my vacuum sealer, but it still dried and hardened..... get the can packs. i read about running argon/co2 from a MIG bottle into a paint can, the co2/argon doesn't cause it to react, it's the humidity in the air that does, maybe that might help? i'm out or i'd have tried it.....
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This is a moisture cured product (Humidity) So once can opened your screwed! But what may help is go to jobber store and buy some quart and pint cans and as soon as you mix what you want put the rest in the new cans and fill all the way so there is no room for air. Most important is get it in the cans and sealed ASAP
don't let it set open while you paint the car or it will be well on its way to curing.
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Old 06-05-2004, 07:28 PM
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Thanks for replying. I think I'll try to get as much painted as I can and maybe save a quart in a metal can for future projects. Also I will share some of it with a friend who has plenty of rust of his own. We plan on having one big painting session so as much as possible can be painted at once.
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Store it in the refrigerator. There is very little humidity in colder air. Is says to do this on the can.
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Old 06-05-2004, 09:14 PM
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Thanks! I think I need a reading comprehension course. I finally re-read the instructions --Thoroughly--. It looks like with care this stuff can be manageable.
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i have a can of Por15 that over 5yrs old that has been opened, the trick is to put a couple of pieces of plastic over the can before ya put the lid on it & then seal it. you could also store it upside down at the same time. dont ask me why this works, but like i said my can is over 5yrs old & still good.........joe
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One more caution! When you get it out of the can, if you pour it, make dam sure you wipe off the rim 100% where the lid fits back on. If you leave any on there it will weld the lid on.

I dip mine out of the can with a small scoop of some sorts just to prevent getting any on the rim.
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Im breathing a big sigh of relief. Thanks all!
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guess i lucked out. I use what i need. reseal the can (use the plastic seal) then come back later for more.

about the can sealing itself I do belive that, but tonight I opened up a can of silver that i didn't seal with plastic wrap 6 months ago. It popped right open and was still good, just needed a little stirring. go figure
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You can re seal it to keep it from drying out. I just checked on mine that has been sitting for the past 2 months after being opened and it's still nice and workable. The trick is to dump what ever amount you need into a separate container then put some plastic wrap over the top of the can and re seal the lid. As long as you do it right away, this stuff will not harden for years
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read label on can, it says to put plastic bag under lid and itll seal it off.
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If you leave any on there it will weld the lid on.
It will put that lid on so tight you almost destroy the can trying to get it back off.

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After trying to reseal cans with the plastic and eventually bending the lip of the cans causing them not to fully seal, I was determined to "improve" on the system. Using my superior skill and expertise, I decided that I would store the remnants of a can in glass jars with plastic screw-on lids. Well, the lids fused to the glass and I had to carefully break the plastic lids off without getting any POR15 on me or anything else in the county.

DO NOT TRY THIS TRICK AT HOME!

I went back to the plastic.
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