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Old 11-02-2003, 04:11 PM   #15
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Re: Por 15

I'm confused. Is this discussion about a chrome like paint, or a clear coat to protect a polished trailer?

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I have not used this specific paint you are refering to but have just done the tongue and underside of my Airstream with Por 15.
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Old 11-02-2003, 08:18 PM   #16
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It's a clear coat. It's supposed to have the famous POR15 'tough as nails' finish, but in a perfectly clear product. As soon as I find some I'm going to test it out on the polished parts of our 'vette, to see if it protects them and saves me from the constant polishing. I don't think I'd want to try it on my trailer though.
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The only problem I see with any "permanent" clearcoat finish. I have yet to find anything that will adhere to a highly polished mirror finish for any length of time. If you get a bubble, what's to keep you from peeling off the whole finish?
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I used the black POR15 on my mustang's floorboards, and it really adhered well, even though the floors weren't perfectly prepped. My concern with the Glisten product would be that if you got a bubble in it, you WOULDN'T be able to peel it off and do it over. That's why I want to try it out on the vette. I've got a lot of polished parts on the undercarriage that never get seen (the previous owner went WAY overboard) and I hate to waste my time polishing them - but I don't want them to get all nasty either because I want it to hold it's value. So I'm hoping the Glisten will do a good enough job to protect the shine so I don't have to crawl under there and polish anymore.

That's mainly why I wouldn't use it on the trailer. There's a lot of prep work involved, and then you'd have to apply the Glisten in a very clean area so you wouldn' get dust, bugs, or debris stuck in it before it dried. I think it would be a pretty tough job to do perfectly.
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The flow-out capabilities of the product would make it very difficult to get bubbles.
The drying time is about 15-20 mins. to the touch and then you can re-coat.They claim even brushing it on you will not get brush strokes.
ON THE HEATING ISSUE : I did find mention of 'warming small items' if the ambient temperature was less than 64 degrees.
The tech told me that because of the hardness ,stone chips/briuses can occur but as long as they are touched up no problems of peeling will result. If water is allowed to get under the chip/bruise it will result in growth of the problem.
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If water is allowed to get under the chip/bruise it will result in growth of the problem.
Has anybody asked what would be involved if you (or the next owner) want to remove the Glisten once applied...either because your unhappy with the results or areas of unrepaired damage spreading? I can see dirt (with the water) getting in chipped areas then someone touching-up over it....scary!

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I can't wait for some brave soul to give it a try, because if it works, I'm sure many will be eager to jump on the bandwagon. I've been really impressed with the POR15 products I've used already, and heard many many positive reports from others. I'm sure it's a quality product, I'm just not willing to experiment on my own silver bullet Maybe after some other folks try it and wear it a couple years...
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Don't get me wrong...I LOVE the POR-15 products I used on the tongue, bumper & step of our trailer. It's just I don't think I'll be putting it on the whole thing anytime soon...

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