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Old 12-20-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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How much POR-15 Rust Preventive Paint

How much POR-15 Rust Preventive Paint does it take to do 1955 Safari 22', 2 coats...........thanks
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:40 AM   #2
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Well....the exact answer is...it depends....

how much are you coating?

Exposed frame?

Entire frame?

Top to bottom/inside and out?

More details please...
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:47 AM   #3
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Well....the exact answer is...it depends....

how much are you coating?

Exposed frame?

Entire frame?

Top to bottom/inside and out?

More details please...
2 coasts

entire frame that will not be exposed
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:03 AM   #4
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I'm hoping to do the frame on my 28 footer with 5 quarts... keep your fingers crossed.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:12 AM   #5
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I'm hoping to do the frame on my 28 footer with 5 quarts... keep your fingers crossed.
So, 1 gallon should do my 55 safari.........
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:13 AM   #6
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It took me 2.5 qts to spray on 2 coats on a 21 ft. entire frame
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:32 AM   #7
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I used 2 quarts on my 27' two coats with floor on. I brushed on. Pretty sure the dogs and I had at lest a quart on us. Great stuff will not come off your skin. I suggest long plastic gloves the ones they use to pull a calf and a face shield. Scratch that. A full body suit. The stuff soaks right thru cotton onto your skin.
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Great News!

It looks like my gallon and a quart should be plenty for my Ambassador.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:41 PM   #9
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Don't buy it in gallons--quarts are less expensive in the long run, since you can ruin an open can very easily with a not so perfect seal.

I have two experiences:

1. Took two weeks to get the skin off (paint does not come off. period.) Yes, gloves and cheap T-shirts at a minimum.

2. Since you're buying in quarts, get half gray/green/brown or any other color than black and the other half black. If you're brushing on, you can't tell the wet from the dry if you do two coats of black. POR-15 has excellent leveling qualities (very smooth, even when brushed) and shiny.

I also agree that 5 quarts is too much. Not more than 4 and more likely 3. Guess it depends on your brushing style.

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