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Trailer painted with por 15

Post in 'The Gear' started by gzecc, May 2, 2013.

  1. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Very impressed with the results of using Por 15 on my rusty old trailer.

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  2. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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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.:p
  3. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    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.
  4. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    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.
  5. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    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.
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  6. Knots

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    Be aware. The POR15 I've used is UV sensitive. The stuff that I didn't top cost was quickly degraded by the sun.
  7. jotul8e2

    jotul8e2 Feeling the Heat

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    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.
  8. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    I used gloss por 15, and flat paint rattle can over that. Worked well to be able to paint over any glossy areas.

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