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Big D
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From: WELLS, NEVADA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 09-21-2001 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you read the post about my 66 fastback you know I am about to paint my engine compartment.

I was advised to use POR 15 as it sets up very hard and won't damage easily.

I would like to paint the compartment the same color as the car "Ford Brilliant Blue".
Does POR 15 come in any color or just your basics...

Or is there a better product out there???

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Don
Brilliant Blue 1966 2+2
Soon To Be 302 w/5spd
Wells Fun Run Car Show & Cruise Pics
http://pub39.bravenet.com/photocenter/album.php?usernum=3336742731

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WK Irish
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From: Albany, OR, USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 09-21-2001 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WK Irish   Click Here to Email WK Irish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don:
Presumably, you are looking for rust protection in addition to your desired OEM color. If so, you won't go wrong considering Zero Rust on BOTH sides of that engine compartment steel you seek to protect. Our Safety Blue has been described as Ford blue, but I'd suggest you simply shoot a light coat or two of our Black, Gray or Red Oxide followed by your OEM paint to preserve the look you seek.
ZR is inexpensive, comes in rattle can or bulk, No Isocyanates or Lead to worry about, easy cleanup and very effective rust control with NO wasted product if not used up on the first pass!
Check us out.
HTH
WK Irish

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See ya' on the net at www.zerorust.com

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John Z
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From: Morgantown, WV
Registered: Jul 99

posted 09-21-2001 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z   Click Here to Email John Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
autobodystore.com has a discussion group that I've been following for several years. I really believe the guy (Len Stuart) that runs the site, when he is not in the paint shop, is sharp and honest. POR Vs Zero Rust was recently discussed on the page ( http://www.autobodystore.com/cgi-bin/config.pl?read=45307 ) Len's comment:
I used POR-15 for several years, spraying and brushing it onto rusted metal but I found that it was quite difficult to work with and had a short shelf life once the can was opened. I considdered selling the POR products on this site but went with Zero Rust because of the ease of use, variety of colors available and good shelf life plus ZR also comes in aerosols.
Next time I need some rust control, I'll try the zero rust.

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Big D
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posted 09-21-2001 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am not worried about Rust Control as I am a Hard Finish that won't scratch easy or chip off.

Would a good commerial paint and clear coate accomplish that...

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Don
Brilliant Blue 1966 2+2
Soon To Be 302 w/5spd
Wells Fun Run Car Show & Cruise Pics
http://pub39.bravenet.com/photocenter/album.php?usernum=3336742731

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SundanceKid
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Registered: Feb 2001

posted 09-21-2001 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can attest to POR15 being tough! Tuff as nails and a tank! I used it on the rear interior quarter panel I applied the POR15 while the panels were hanging on a coat hanger. Well, long story short, after they dried the coat hanger gave loose and the panel came crashing to the CEMENT floor landing right on the rear edge bending the panel in a zig-zag! I had to hammer and bend the panel back into shape. The POR15 was not affected AT ALL! No chips no marks or marring! It didn't even show damage were it landed on the edge! POR15 is tuff! I would compair it to a thick powder coat.

I also coated two rusty rotors, one with half regular primer/Krylon and half Rustoleum, the other rotor with POR15.
I set the rotors out in my garden (sprayed daily with water) to see what would happen. One to see what happens to POR15 in sunlight, (It is suppost to change color slightly but still work the same) And two to see if the POR15 stops rust any better.
I also applied brake fluid to all the coatings.
My results so far are; POR15 resists brake fluid, Rustolem does for a day or so Krylon comes up right away.
The POR 15 hasn't changed color yet (been two months)
All coatings are showing no signs of rust through yet after two months.
I'll keep people posted over winter if anyone is interested?

The downside is, that it takes five hours or more to dry here in the desert per coat.
I use two coats as recomended so I wait six hours for the first coat, apply the second coat, wait six hours more, then primer and paint.
For the non-mathmatical thats over twelve hours! The object is to do each step when the prior coat is tacky but not dry.

If Zero rust works then hey use it.

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jkilroy
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From: Vicksburg, MS
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posted 09-21-2001 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
POR15 is somewhat of a pain, don't get it on your skin because it has to wear off!

BUT it is as tough as nails!

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
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Big D
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posted 09-22-2001 02:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does it come in any color ???

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Don
Brilliant Blue 1966 2+2
Soon To Be 302 w/5spd
Wells Fun Run Car Show & Cruise Pics
http://pub39.bravenet.com/photocenter/album.php?usernum=3336742731

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 09-22-2001 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your engine compartment is free of rust and paint ready, why not shoot it with a good automotive epoxy type primer, sand it to your liking and shoot it with body color in base/clear. If satin black is to your liking, there are good automotive grades of that. PPG has formulas.

I have used Por 15 and I guess zero rust is good also. Even if you did use either one for a base, they could be sanded and then shot with body color.

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kid vishus
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posted 09-22-2001 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have used POR15 before and really like it. Like was said though, if youget it on your skin, it has to wear off. I used some on the exterior f a car one time, about 4 yrs ago, it never changed color, but it did finally fade some. But that was something that sat out in direct sunlight for a couple of yrs before it faded noticably.

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Big D
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From: WELLS, NEVADA
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posted 09-22-2001 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
shoot it with body color in base/clear. PPG has formulas.


I was just talking with a Stan the Body Man (a friend of mine) He uses PPG exclusively and that is what he thought we should do... He also did the original paint job on my car... That is the way I am going to go... Because I want the engine compartment to match the exterior color...

I appreciate your comments as I have put so much time into this,,, I want it to be right...

One more thing... Stan owes me a big favor, so if he does it, the PRICE will be right...

Thanks Guys

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Don
Brilliant Blue 1966 2+2
Soon To Be 302 w/5spd
Wells Fun Run Car Show & Cruise Pics
http://pub39.bravenet.com/photocenter/album.php?usernum=3336742731

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