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POR15 vs Powdercoat

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mattilac, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. marvbarrish
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 207

    from SoCal

    I highly recommend using Eastwoods Ceramic chassis paint. 2 part paint and extremely durable and chemical resistant. I believe it's every part as good as powder coating and easy to shoot at home.
  2. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim

    I would power coat everything I can except the springs . I would just clean the with wire brush and sand paper , the paint or POR15 them .

    Retro Jim
  3. Diavolo
    Joined: Apr 1, 2009
    Posts: 813


    Here's the thing that has always bugged me about POR-15. By the directions, it just seems like a lazy way of doing it. According to their directions, it seems it works better if you are too lazy to clean off the rust. I just don't like the concept of it's use. If I was to blast apart a front end to clean and make pretty, I would just blast everything but the springs, powdercoat, maybe chrome the spring or paint it to match the powdercoat. Done.
  4. It is the chemical reaction with the rust that makes it work.
    Not that hard to understand.
    That's why it is useless on clean bare steel.
  5. Mattilac
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,145


    Can you powdercoat brake calipers? How hot do calipers get?

  6. X2! You won't regret it!
  7. merc-o-madness
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,544


    Definatly go by these directions when painting CLEAN BARE METAL!!!! I did not know we had to do this and i took my frame down to bare metal with wire wheels and stuff.
    Painted it with POR 15 let it dry for days and it PEELED RIGHT OFF!!!!
    We explained what happened to the nice people of POR-15 and they gave us another gallon for free for our trouble. It was our fault though. We followed all the steps the second time and it worked fine.

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