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Old 09-09-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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Question Belly Pan paint or sealant?

After spending days sanding and re- riveting my Belly Pan I am wondering if anyone has ever painted on some sort of sealant or protective coating to the pan area? I believe it would be nice to protect from road debris and help with washing off salt and sand etc.... Anyone have a thought on such a procedure and/or product tips? Tks. Z.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
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Is the belly pan Aluminum or stainless steel on airstreams,,, Mine is rusted in the back I wouldn't mind coating it either..
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:42 PM   #3
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What I did in any pitted or rusted areas on the entire under body is a quick coat of POR-15 about $40 a quart.

A quart goes a long way
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Bed liner

Why can't you use a bed liner? I have given this some though while working on the belly pan. This place here seems to have a good gray HERE. I don't work for this company I'm using it for an example I'm sure other companys can do the same thing. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
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When I had the belly pan off of my trailer I took a wire wheel and knocked off the corrosion/etc. Cleaned it up with some thinner and rolled Rustoleum Aluminum paint with a paint roller. Except for a few pitted holes it looked great.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:30 PM   #6
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Why can't you use a bed liner? I have given this some though while working on the belly pan. This place here seems to have a good gray HERE. I don't work for this company I'm using it for an example I'm sure other companys can do the same thing. Any thoughts?
First it is heavier than any paint cost more I'll guess and

It must weight more, as such may pull down its own weight and sag the pan.

Spend $40 it will last for years with the por-15
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First it is heavier than any paint cost more I'll guess and

It must weight more, as such may pull down its own weight and sag the pan.

Spend $40 it will last for years with the por-15
Yes it is. But, if you apply a thin coat wide head rivets will take care of the extra weight. I don't suggest putting it on a thick as a bed liner. The cost will be about double and this is a do it yourself project. Por-15 is a great product but is not as flexible or chip resistant as a bed liner.
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Por-15 is a great product but is not as flexible or chip resistant as a bed liner.
I disagree, did you ever try taking it off!
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I disagree, did you ever try taking it off!
Li Pets, Yes I have. I'm simply offering a different view point. Have you tryed anything else besides Por-15?
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