i want to por 15 my frame to keep it from rusting .. any pics of folk who have used the product before ?? i will also be doing the floor of the car when i change the carpets out..
+100000000000I have used por 15 many times at work and on my own cars (my speed shop is an official vendor). I will be posting some pics of POR15'd sections of my 96 during my frame off resto I am working on soon.
Anyway, here is what I have to say on doing a frame. First, MAKE SURE to use the marine clean cleaner and METAL READY before painting. Following the steps POR 15 outlines to a T and using those products REALLY makes a huge difference as to how well it holds up. DOn't think that just because it is POR 15, it will stick and hold up like a rock, it wont without proper prep. When prepped right, the stuff is great though.
Next, I strongly recommend topcoating it even on things that you may not think see UV light. First, you might as well as a top coat like POR 15's blackcote or chassis black will provide even further protection from chipping. Second, I have always figured that UV rays can still find their way to certain parts and if you want the POR 15 to remain glossy after exposure to UV, multiple coats of topcoat is a must.
So in short, wire wheel all rust and old chipping paint off.
Apply marine clean then rinse off
apply metal ready then rinse off and let dry
paint with at least 2 coats of POR 15
topcoat with at least 2 coats of blackcote/chassis black or another paint of your choosing (but follow POR 15's directions on using other paints)
I am sure you will be very happy with the final outcome and it will last a hell of a long time while still looking great. Do it right and take your time, you'll be kicking yourself later if you don't!
Yep, and any UV light, even reflection could whiten it at best, cause it to peel at worst (if it is really exposed) so I would always do a topcoat. POR15 Blackcote is what will give you a glossy finish over POR15 and will last and isn't sensitive to UV. Chassis black is more of a flat black. I have found 3m ceramic truck bed liner to stick very good over scuffed up POR15 too. You get the flat, uniform look of the frame section I posted above.No Problems! The gloss will fade to a semi gloss color over the years unless you use the POR-15 Chassis Coat/Top coat in the final part of the original application process.