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Old 03-28-2006, 07:12 AM   #1
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On the bottom?????

Okay I have had my por book out looking at all the products they have to offer. In the next few weeks I'm going to be under the trailer working on the surface rust on the frame parts I can see, and also the back storage bumper area. As I look at the por there are 4 steps, The degreaser (marine clean) step 2 metal-ready step 3 por 15 and step 4 the top coat. Is that how most of you all have done this part? Also if so on the top coat did you come back with the stirling silver or stick with the black color. Thanks again for any advice.


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Old 03-28-2006, 07:26 AM   #2
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Take some pictures and post before/after. I am surprised you didn't pull the "Tom Sawyer" fence trick on Dave and get him to paint the bottom of the trailer. Where did you get the POR?? All the stores on the coast before I left were in survival mode and only had essentials, few even knew what POR was. I have to do my rear frame and steps this summer.

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Old 03-28-2006, 07:40 AM   #3
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I used the four step process and, so's held up just like new..
It depends on what you're shooting for..On one of mine (64GT) it's silver on the top and, the other one (84 Sovereign) it a dark grey to match the under carriage.
The main thing is to put a top coating to protect the POR15 from the UV's. Otherwise, if you don' will turn slightly yellow.
As far as underneath, I really don't think you need to worry abt a second coating for the POR15..Unless you're planning on going belly-up for sunning...
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:23 AM   #4
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I'm back after a long hiatus...and trying to find a way to ask ya all about the bottom paint. I've asked a couple of dealers and they say "never heard of it"...


Then, I'm reading this thread....and see something about a "POR"...What's a por? Now, I've never heard of THAT!

So, I'd like...
1. know what a "por" is?
2. know where I can buy the charcoal grey (close to black) paint for the Excella bottom (below the rub-rail), & for use on the top of the propane tank shroud. and hitch. ??

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Old 05-01-2006, 07:27 AM   #5
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Welcome back, Cat Look up Por-15 on the search tool here. You'll find quite a bit about its use for frame parts. ~G
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:55 PM   #6
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I have a link and "before/after" pictures on the "hitch, tongue & bumper" portion of our website. Here's a link to the POR-15 website. We found the basic products at an automotive paint store...but ended up ordering it directly from the website. I would imagine if you live in a smal town, they may not carry it in the normal paint-type stores, it's pretty much a specialty paint.

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Old 05-01-2006, 01:51 PM   #7
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Looks great I was able to get the bumper done and we went camping. My husband pulled the trailer next to our house before I realized. So next camping trip we will get it back on the driveway a lot easier for me to paint. When I try to paint with grass around it just makes a mess. Also my advice for folks working on there trailer specially on the roof be sure to use sun screen I looked like a beet for about 3 days
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Originally Posted by rebel beck
. . . When I try to paint with grass around it just makes a mess. . .
That's a fact. But I don't care. You?

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