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POR-15 or other rust preventative

Post by 39coupe on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:21 pm

I've seen a lot of guys on The Samba talk about using POR-15 on their pans. Any one have any experience with this or know a place to get it at a good price?

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Re: POR-15 or other rust preventative

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:42 pm

I have not used por15 but I have used rust bullet in black and grey. Very easy to use seems to do a decent job and I can get it right down the road at summit racing.

I will post pics in a few.

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Re: POR-15 or other rust preventative

Post by EngineerTEN on Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:08 pm

When I refurbed my fuel tank I used Por15 on the bottom and the Rustoleum Equivelent on the top. They look exactly the same, grip just the same and the enamel appears to be just as hard. I can't say on long-term though which will be better.

The reason I did this...
I purchased a pint of POR15 for $25 which quickly ran out. I purchased a quart of brush on Rustoleum for $11. I wanted to test the claims to see if POR15 is overrated. So far, to me anyways, it appears to be.

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Re: POR-15 or other rust preventative

Post by aircooledaddicts on Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:11 pm

I just used some spray on bedliner from Walmart on my pans on the inside and it seemed to do a great job. One can was $8 and it did the whole inside floor. I am going to pick up another can and do the underside. I tested it by throwing my keys on the floor and a pair of pliers pretty hard and it didn't even leave a mark. It also helps with noise.
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Re: POR-15 or other rust preventative

Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:16 pm

I've used POR-15, Rust Bullet, and Rustoleum. The best place I found to buy POR-15 is the website www.por-15.com. As far as uses go, I painted 3 coats of POR-15 on the pan of my buggy. I bought a six pack of the pints and it did the whole pan and a bunch of knick knacks. It is thinner than Rustoleum and Rust Bullet and if you prep the surface correctly you can hit it with a hammer and it won't chip. As far as rust prevention goes, the jury is still out as my buggy hasn't been on the road yet. I painted the entire interior of my bus with Rust Bullet for two reasons. 1 I didn't want to have to top coat it. POR requires a top coat because its UV sensitive. 2. It's available at Summit which save me on shipping. So far, I've had good results with the rust bullet. I haven't noticed any chpping and the rust that I painted over hasn't returned. The front bumper was painted with Rust Bullet as a primer and black Rustoleum and a roller as a top coat. So far it's looking good.
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Re: POR-15 or other rust preventative

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:37 pm

Before

After

Black rust bullet rolled on. Left out in the weather for months held up pretty good. This was taken while it was still wet though.

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Re: POR-15 or other rust preventative

Post by zabo on Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:54 pm

I've only used rust bullet myself because of the no prep thing but i saw a few pans Joey did with por-15 at his shop in gainsville. Looks nice and will probably outlast you.
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