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Old 12-19-2004, 05:24 AM   #1
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Painting Bathroom fixtures

I have to share this! We found a product that covers so well it is almost unbelievable! The bathroom plastic has taken some UV damage over the years, Chalking and discoloring. I had to remove everything to get at a problem on the floor. This made it a great time to go after refinishing. We searched the internet and found POR 15 products.

WHITECOTE™ the toughest, most beautiful white coating you'll ever use. Like our internationally-famous POR-15®, WHITECOTE™ cures to a rock-hard, non-porous finish that won't chip, crack, or peel when applied as directed. It's perfect for wrought iron patio furniture, plumbing fixtures, etc., because it's super-tough, not UV-sensitive, and brilliantly white. Use it to repair a bathtub or sink with chips or rust stains, or to paint and protect an old boat, trailer or RV, or anything that you want to be permanently white



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Old 12-19-2004, 05:40 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Thanks~!!

balrgn,
Thanks for the tip~
The finished results look awesome~!
Now if I could just get my 64GT over to your driveway....
Seriously, I need to pick your brains for a minute about getting behind the sink..
And, about the work you've been doing on your tractor~!
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Old 12-19-2004, 05:54 AM   #3
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Thanks, getting behind the sink area seems much harder than it really is. I'd be glad to share anything you need to know. We'll have to get together soon!

I just checked on the curing of the paint. Take quite a while, 48 to 96 hours. I have my shop @ 65º. The stuff is setting up like porcelain!
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Old 12-19-2004, 08:04 AM   #4
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Talking Pics please

Good Morning, We would love to see some pics of your bathroom. Have used the Por 15 on the frame of our Argosy. If this product is as good , might be ordering some. Annie and Marvin
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Old 12-19-2004, 08:21 AM   #5
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I think rustoleum makes a similar product called tub and tile -

Did you use this on your porcelain sinks or just fiberglass? I need to find something for the porcelain sinks of my 58....

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Thanks, getting behind the sink area seems much harder than it really is. I'd be glad to share anything you need to know. We'll have to get together soon!
I couldn't agree more~!
I'm off to another location..(work)
Will reply to pm soonest..
Thanks for the tip..
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Old 12-19-2004, 12:08 PM   #7
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This product is UV and moisture resistant, It is made to resurface bathroom fixtures, I used it on the plastic in my '75. I've heard of it used on a porcelain tub and worked great. (Moisture makes it cure faster so be aware!)
I have some pics on my web page, I'll be posting more as we go.
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Old 12-21-2004, 03:11 PM   #8
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I wanted to post an update. It has been a little over 72 hours since we applied the paint. It has been curing slowly just as described in the data sheet. I left it in the work shop for 36 hours @ 35% humidity. As it happens the gas furnace out there reduces the humidity. it was a huge benefit for this. After 1/2 through the cure I took the 3 painted pieces inside where the humidity is around 50% this helped the curing. It is now extremely hard but the pieces are very pliable. 24 more hours and it reach the optimum cure. So far I am delighted with the way the pieces came out!
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:31 PM   #9
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I used a two part epoxy and sprayed it...... took over a week to fully cure. But you know how cold it's been up here. First day you could pick it with your finger nail, tonight (1 week) was walking on the shower pan with muddy/snow/wet boot's - looks like new. Major difference......
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How does the finish come out if you brush it rather than spray it?

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Old 12-22-2004, 05:01 AM   #11
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How does the finish come out if you brush it rather than spray it?

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They claim it it comes out the same or better brushed. I prefer spray. It goes on in an even 2" path, holding the gun 6" - 8" abobe the piece. You need a pretty large dia. tip to spray. You MUST put 2 coats. If you want it to level rigtht.
You can see the pics on my website below.
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Wow! that really looks fabulous!

one thing that concerns me, though, is how it will match the rest of the bathroom. the vanity, and the bulkhead walls appear to be more of an "off-white" or ivory color. I don't think that's discoloration from the years gone by. Certainly, the ABS plastic fixtures are yellowed. but the closet door and bulkheads appear to be an off-white formica type laminate. wonder if POR15 will come out with an "OFFWHITECOAT™"

can't wait to see the finished product!
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We did ask the dealer if pigments could be added, no plans at this time. it would take away from the bonding. ALL 5 of the removable plastic pieces have been removed. I will be working on puting the cover on the black tank soon. I need to make shim adjustments to the height. I did not like the factory wobble while , errr, ummmm, sitting there, you know what I mean.... I may be painting the removed closet wall before installing, I'll bring it in tonight and look at the color. Anything would be better than that dappled pinkish color!
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As promised, I got a pic of the contrast of the bright white and off white. Not sure you can get a good view of the 2 pieces together? The original paint is not in bad shape, however I might as well paint the areas I can while everything is removed.
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