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Old 04-04-2018, 02:00 PM   #1
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This weekend I plan on POR 15 the front fenders that I will be installing soon. They are pretty much rust free but I wondered if anybody has used POR 15 before and what kind of prep work you did on the metal. I see the products that POR 15 offer the marina clean and the prep but wonder if thereís an alternative that would be equally as good but maybe not as pricey. Let me know what you have used to prep your work for POR 15
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I guess you're planning to paint the inside surface of the fenders?
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I watched a bunch of You Tube vids on this. Search POR 15 on YT. I believe they have a metal etch product. I chose another product because the prep was more than what I wanted to get into. I still like their product though.
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I used Por 15 on my frame when i did my mini notch.. make sure you get all the debris/oils off.. i wire wheeled the frame then brake parts cleaned it .. did a few coats and it looks decent
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I guess you're planning to paint the inside surface of the fenders?
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Make sure the oils and dirt off is the easy part. I can you TSP or rubbing alcohol. But what can I use beside the POR15 metal prep? Something less expensive. What is POR 15 metal prep ? Just Zinc Phosphate and Phosphoric acid? What about an adhesion promoter after itís cleaned?
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you could likely find something similar less expensive at a hardware store like Menards or on amazon
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^^^ This. I've always used plain old black Rustoleum in a quart. I've heard Por15 was good, but can't imagine it would be a ton different than what I've done. Oil based, self leveling, tough as nails, all for around 8-$10 a quart. Good prep and a similar paint you'd be golden. I wire wheeled and used a rust converter anywhere I had any sort of rust. Then brush it on.
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