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Old 05-28-2007, 02:14 PM   #11
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Sorry Pete, Jim just called me. after seeing the pics of how well your takeing car of that car. He wants the car back.
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Old 05-28-2007, 02:59 PM   #12
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i used mine right from the can.. and when i came back the next day to finish it, the paint that was left on the rim completely sealed the lid on the can, i had to cut a hole in the lid to get the remaining paint out, and I had to use it all after that because i didnt have a storage container
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Yeah, I used plastic wrap to reseal the can so I could get the lid back off.

Jim, $3000 CDN sound good, eh?
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Great work, remember that POR-15 fades & looses its shine after a couple of month. So this is a good time to give it a top coat with their black paint wich will look good for years. I lerned this the hard way & then I had to lift the car & clean it again, so that I could fix it.
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As long as the POR-15 works as it should I don't mind if it fades. But IIRC, you only need to topcoat it if the area that it'* applied to is in contact with sunlight. Since mine is underneath the car I shouldn't HAVE to topcoat it, but to keep it looking good, I suppose that wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:08 PM   #16
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Day 2.

Today on my agenda was the removal of the old rear door weatherstrips - the ones in front of the wheel wells - and the rust that these seals are known to hide. I had a good amount of POR-15 left from the undercarriage job last week, and I used it once I cleaned and sanded the rust off. Good thing POR-15 likes to bond to rust. I have brand new weatherstrips and screws to replace the old rusted ones.

I then decided to be proactive and I removed the body cladding from the doors since I had some rust on the edges of the doors. I had a few tiny bubbles on the top edge of the cladding too so I knew I'd have some rust to take care of.

I snapped a few pics. Those who have removed their cladding before will know that above each clip it'* common for some rust to sprout up. I removed all the little spots of rust that were starting to form with the dremel - got to bare metal pretty quickly - and used the POR-15 to make sure they wouldn't give me problems down the road.

Tomorrow I'll be using my car color to topcoat all the POR-15 I applied in the pics. I'll remove the font door cladding as well.

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nice. looks like me and you have almost the same rust spots :(

Also check your trunk. look under behind the bumper and look Up. see if theres any rust up there

mine has some and on the pass side someone had use a bunch of Fiberglass to fill in a hole.
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The rust spots on the doors were very minor. All the spots above the clips were just bubbles of paint that I scraped away. It looks like it was bad because I used so much POR-15, but those kind of spots don't bother me. There'* less rust on this car than there was on the first DrugRunner. Thankfully everything that isn't hidden by cladding is rust-free.

I DO have rust in that trunk area you mentioned. That'* one place DR didn't have rust, but this one does. I'll try to fix it the best I can, but at least it'* not visible with the trunk closed.
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Damn, thats impressive work. And inspiring! Gotta start doing that on mine also.
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