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Username Post: POR metal treatment.        (Topic#348408)
Mick53 
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Mick53
Loc: Northern Indiana
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11-26-17 08:39 PM - Post#2715869    

I bought some POR metal treatment. I this something I should use on bare metal before primer. I have no plans to leave any rust behind but what about behind riveted frame members and the like. Will it make the primer not stick. Also what about new raw body panels such as bed sides. I'm not qualified to do the final spraying but need to protect meanwhile. I will be painting my own chassis. Thank you.



 




65_Impala 
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11-28-17 09:45 AM - Post#2716096    
    In response to Mick53

See the other thread here. I don't find POR15 to be anything special. You can generally get better results using the steps from real automotive paint suppliers.

Definitely don't use it on any body panels you intend to finish paint. Follow the recommended procedure as laid out by the paint supplier that will be used for the final finish.




 
Mick53 
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Loc: Northern Indiana
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11-28-17 01:05 PM - Post#2716115    
    In response to 65_Impala

Thank you for the advice. When I paint my new leaf springs should I take them apart to paint between them?



 
65_Impala 
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11-29-17 05:40 PM - Post#2716314    
    In response to Mick53

I've never painted leaf springs. I suppose painting between the leaves could help keep the rust at bay.



 
Mick53 
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11-30-17 05:52 AM - Post#2716365    
    In response to 65_Impala

Thank you.



 
wagonman100 
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11-30-17 07:42 PM - Post#2716479    
    In response to Mick53

I had deep pits in the bed of my El Camino and used POR15 on them. I followed the procedure, but the first time, the rust started to come back. The second time, when I flushed the acid away with water, I blew it dry like the first time, but I also took a heat gun to the areas to make sure they were bone dry, then applied the POR and then primed the areas. I didn't primer the first time because the directions said it wasn't needed. Most areas I did later got covered with LineX bed liner, but they were in primer for a while first. Other areas around the back window were treated as well and painted. No sign of rust ever coming back in either of the areas.

I definitely wouldn't recommend using it on new metal. It is really only meant for rusty areas.

Jay
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Mick53 
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12-03-17 09:01 PM - Post#2716807    
    In response to wagonman100

Thank you.



 




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