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Some Financial Advice

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Racewriter, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Racewriter
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 780


    Thought I'd post a little financial and investing advice for my friends on the HAMB. Spent the weekend tearing down my '67 Charger for a full resto. I've owned it since '87, been parked due to brake and tranny maladies, plus some really bad bodywork by the guy who did it last, since about '97. I was able to get under it and carefully inspect from end to end this afternoon. Here's the advice:

    Buy stock in POR-15, Inc. Their sales are about to go up. Way up.:mad:

    Damn, who'd have thought there was that much to rust on one frickin' car?
  2. Pir8Darryl
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,490


    Dontcha just loooooove life in the rust belt? :mad:
  3. i'm sure that por-15 is a great product ,a lot of guys swear by it.....but i have never used in in any of the cars and hot rods i have been involved with or opinion is that you are better off taking it down to bare metal..there are many ways to do it from dipping to blasting... and then replacing the metal that has rotted away

    maybe it's just me , or am i wrong?
  4. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    no yer right..or we come from the same school of thought.

    if its a rusty POS..POR15 aint gonna save it..need to get down to the heart of the matter and start clean..or just stay on the porch
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  5. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950


    Ive never used POR-15. Too expensive and i dont like the stages. I like to use Chassis savor. Its alittle cheaper and its single stage. Does the same thing. The stuff is great at sealing up that rusting metal.
  6. ThunderRoad Garage
    Joined: Jun 8, 2007
    Posts: 172

    ThunderRoad Garage
    from missouri

    i couldnt agree more. seeing baremetal and being able to really see waht you have to work with is the best way. otherwise you are spraying expensive rust preventor on rotten metal.

    i dont know what POR 15 cost but i bet you could find a few more people around KC w a sandblaster and throw it into the mix. kind of have loose plans for something like that in a month or two. then i spray epoxy primer which is suprisingly cheap/
  7. stagernwings
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 187

    from tx

    Me three on that . por is for pod cars ,PAINT OVER DIRT .c
  8. Racewriter
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 780


    Actually, the game plan is to replace the rust in the exterior sheetmetal (lower back of front fenders, front and rear of quarterpanels) with new metal. Oddly enough, the rockers are perfect - and those are usually a rust spot on B-Body Mopars.

    Underneath, the floors are actually OK for the most part, but there are numerous patches of surface rust. That's where I'll POR-15, after cleaning down to bare-metal (or as bare as it will get) with a scotch brite type disc. The really bad spots are the front floor supports, outboard of the front subrails. They've been rotted to nothing. I'll remove what's there, clean everything I can clean to bare metal, fab new supports, and POR-15 all of it to make sure it doesn't come back. In the rear, the trunk floor supports are 60% gone - they'll be replaced with tubing and again painted with POR-15.

    I just figure there's enough surface rust on things that if I POR-15 most of the floors (after I clean the rust spots) that it won't come back. At least, I hope like hell not - knowing that rust was damn near factory equipment on these things. POR-15 is my fail safe.

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