just a fella' without a 10mm socket
- Oct 27, 2020
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- Glen Rock,PA
I was really wanting to go with por 15, but the only reason I didn't was that I've been told by a few guys it has to be reapplied every few years. I don't know if that's true or not, but I ended up going with this ospho rust inhibitor that you can paint over. We'll see how it works. I'm just gonna prep it good, and hope for the best after multiple coats of epoxy paint .I've.used por15 on most all of my projects and have no complaints, other than price. Properly cleaning and prepping the metal makes all the difference regarding adhesion. I use wire wheel, grinder, and hand sanding in areas where the grinder or wheel can't reach. Then treat the surface with their acid prep. It's a tough finish and excellent corrosion resistance. As expensive as it is, they package it in cheaply made metal can that is difficult to effectively reseal once initially opened. Best trick I found for resealing the can, place several drops of motor oil in the lip, then place a plastic Walmart bag over the top and press the lid down normally. The oil will not allow the paint to adhere to the can lip and the bag acts as a gasket allowing the lid to be removed and replaced as often as necessary. At $60 bucks (or more) per quart you gotta protect it.
I would love to sand blast it, but I don't think that's gonna happen unfortunately.