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Old 05-11-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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What POR-15 products would you buy if it was a great price?

Due to my sister working for a major paint company, I have the opportunity to buy POR-15 products for 50% off in a couple weeks.

At that price I figure I should por-15 the whole trailer.

Here's what I have come up with so far..

Marine Clean
- Site says I need it for preparation of all rusting areas.

Por-strip. I couldn't find anyone recommending this to strip clear coat, nor to strip the vinyl decal. Should I get it?
POR-STRIP-POR-15 Inc.

Hardnose paint - Black for all frame components beneath, hitch, etc. Orange or black for hensley.
HARDNOSE PAINT-POR-15 Inc.

Whitecote
- I have read numerous reviews about this being good for the bathroom plastic.
WHITECOTE-POR-15 Inc.


Glisten PC
- I read a about a few people who talked about using it on a polished exterior, but never found anyone who followed through with it. Por-15's rep said that polished aluminum is exactly what Glisten is designed for. Additionally, one concern noted on the forum was "how do you get it off if it starts to fail eventually". The POR rep said that they have a stripper product that will wash it off in a way that seemed similar to the common clear cote removal procedure we all know about. He said it was a complete non-issue. If you ever want to re-apply, just spray on stripper, wash off, dry, re-apply Glisten.
GLISTEN PC-POR-15 Inc.

AP120 - Prep for Glisten, I believe it etches the polished metal.
AP120-POR-15 Inc.

So what do you guys think.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great list. Double check, but most of the pro15 products do not have UV inhibitors and need to be topcoated to protect them. This may have changed.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:03 PM   #3
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I have used Marine Clean on many things. Very useful product.
I would definitely use the por-15 on the frame followed with a top coat.
Since the cost is good I would buy a large can of the Por-15 and several small cans. The small cans are good for various small jobs that always seem to surface.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:16 PM   #4
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Sounds like a great list. Double check, but most of the pro15 products do not have UV inhibitors and need to be topcoated to protect them. This may have changed.
Hardnose and Whitecoat are topcoats and UV resistant.

"HARDNOSE Paints will withstand even the most intensive UV environments"

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It's perfect for wrought iron patio furniture, plumbing fixtures, etc., because it's super-tough, not UV-sensitive, and brilliantly white."

I will be following for your opinion of Glisten.

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Old 05-11-2011, 02:37 PM   #5
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I just spoke with por15 again. He said that he did not know how effective por-strip would be against the vinyl inside or out, but that it is perfect for the clear coat on the outside. Hopefully it works well. I was interested in it as well because it is sprayed on without regard for windows, weatherstripping, etc. I doubt I'll let any of it get on anything but aluminum, but it would be nice if it doesn't rip apart rubber.

Also, to amend my initial comment he did say that I also needed prep and ready after marine clean if I'm not sandblasting the surface.
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Thanks for bringing up uv. The Por-15 rust preventative paints says:

POR-15 is sensitive to UV light (sun) and must be topcoated for prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Topcoating is not required for areas not exposed to sunlight.

So I guess anything on the sunny side should then be covered with hardnose.
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:08 PM   #6
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You might want to think about buying the POR in a bunch of smaller cans rather than a big one. I've heard that once a can is opened it can be hard to seal again (they want you to use plastic wrap in between the lid and the can because POR will actually fuse the can shut! And if you can't get it airtight the paint may harden.

In addition, I'm wondering about the whitecote being safe for an interior paint. Did the rep comment on that? There's numerous warnings about not using exterior paint in the interior of our homes, I wonder if there might be an issue.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:38 PM   #7
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Thanks for that advise. It makes perfect sense that a bunch of smaller cans will cost less in the long run if I don't end up wasting half a big can.

On their website their is even a story of a person who redid their porcelain pedestal sink so I would think they approve.

However I will ask in my next phone call. Thanks!
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I asked a rep in an email about using hardnose paint for shower refinishing. He said that he thought it would be fine.

I never did it because I got the rust stain off the bottom.

Sometimes I still consider doing the shower in black or dark chocolate brown, but right now I'm leaning toward using Retr0Bright on the shower pan and other ABS in the bath.
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I have Utilized Por15 on automotive frame and accessory applications with GREAT SUCCESS!!

I am unaware of other products for applications at this point...

Yet, as far as a frame prep and application--GREAT PRODUCT! On auto/Off-Road Applications.

I would DEFINITELY Utilize this Product Again in the appropriate application( i.e. FRAMES)....A Thought and photographic inplant :~)

More Applications and Usefulness...I'd like to know also....

In short--Great Product for intended(applied) application...

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We did the entire bath - shower pan, walls, ceiling - in the Argosy with WhiteCoat. After 4 years it is still bright white and porcelain hard.

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Additionally, YES--ALL of the POR15 Products 'utilize' and etching system prior to their products being effective. As with most types of applications(not always an etching aspect though).

Again, I am familiar with the frame(metal) coat(black)...and have utilized it numerous time in the auto/off road application with GREAT SUCCESS.

If it cam down to a "full restoration"/ "partial restoration" on My Travel Trailer...I would be inclined to utilize the POR15 on the frame and subframe areas....

Just My Thought...
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SmokelessJoe,

Now here is another GREAT Application of POR15 , that I was unaware of, and will Keep in My memory banks for future reference....seeing how this is a part of my trailer that will need cosmetic nuturing in the future...

Great Post--Thanks,
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Copy the smaller cans. The lids are a bitch to remove/replace. Also the solvent is very handy for clean up. I would snag a couple spray cans of their self etching primer. You will need to sand the surface (280-300 grit) of cured Por15 and spray it with the primer to get good adhesion. And yes Por15 is very UV sensitive. Anything exposed to direct sun needs a top coat, like Hard Nose. I am going to post some pics of that process in a few weeks on my thread.
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We did the entire bath - shower pan, walls, ceiling - in the Argosy with WhiteCoat. After 4 years it is still bright white and porcelain hard.

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So it goes on ok on the "formica" like finish on the walls/doors and vanity?
brush or spray?
about how much to cover the whole bath?
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