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Post in 'The Gear' started by gzecc, May 2, 2013.
Very impressed with the results of using Por 15 on my rusty old trailer.
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I'll have to check that stuff out.
My 5 year old trailer is looking pretty shabby.
That looks good from here.
I've used it in the past and it works good on rusty metal but not on clean metal. (ended up peeling off in a few months) Knock the worst off, but don't get too wild with the wire brush, sandblaster, etc.
POR-15 is amazing. I 100% endorse the paint and the gas tank kits that they have. They have a lot of products that I'm sure work as well.
I wire brushed most of the loose stuff off, then used the acid wash on it all, then hosed it off. Brushed it on (glossy) then rattle can flat black ($1.00 per can from walmart). $36 per quart for por + $6 cost of acid wash, plus the $3 for the walmart paint.
I did my flatbed, enclosed trailer tongue, front and rear bumpers on my SUV. All on the same day.
Be aware. The POR15 I've used is UV sensitive. The stuff that I didn't top cost was quickly degraded by the sun.
I've never used it, but the hot rod guys who use it tell me it is a primer, not a paint. I've known some of them to take a new piece of metal, set it out in the grass for a few days to get a coat of rust, then use POR-15 as their base primer.
I used gloss por 15, and flat paint rattle can over that. Worked well to be able to paint over any glossy areas.