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Old 06-03-2007, 02:28 AM   #21
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Looking good. I must say that I was impressed by how clean your car was inside and out at the NEBF 07, and now I look forward to seeing you work your magic on the car. By the time you are done it will look like it just rolled out of the showroom!
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By the time you are done it will look like it just rolled out of the showroom!
Thanks, and hopefully I'll be able to get the rear of the car (or entire car) repainted some day so it does.

Off to work on the car....if it doesn't rain...
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Day 3

Removed the front door cladding and painted the inside of the rear doors to cover the POR-15. Eventually I'll be painting the inner door jamb area since I used a lot of POR-15 on the body underneath the door weatherstrips. The color I had is not an exact match so once I get the exact match I'll finish it up.

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The driver'* door had many small spots, but the passenger side was a lot nicer. These spots probably never would have gotten much worse for the time I own this car, but I'm glad I took steps to get rid of them while I could. As far as rust spots go, I'm all fixed up besides some areas under the trunk/bumper. It will be a bit less work for the body shop who does my new paint job (hopefully) sometime.

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Some of the spots went above the top edge of the cladding (I knew this would happen). They're rust-free now so at least I'll have time to get the exact color match and touch up these spots.
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Bye bye rust.
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I'm definitely doing this to my door edges on my SLE!
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Looks good, that por15 will last at least on your hands for atleast 4 days +, its good stuff, the only thing that will eat the por 15 off is brake fluid, I found that out the hard way, keep up the good work
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I was surprised at how quickly the POR-15 came off. I thought it would be on my hands for weeks, but within 5 days it was all gone. I have some more on my hands after THIS weekend though.
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So am I.

I ran out last week though. Didn't need them as much this week
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POR-15 tips

Try NOT to use direct out of the can. This stuff cures with moisture, so the longer the can is open, the less time it will last if you don't use it all.

Do NOT use on a humid day. As said, it cures with moisture, and it will drastically reduce the working time if you use it on a humid day.

DO use several layers of saran wrap when resealing the can. Lots of us learned the hard way how the lid is forever sealed to the can if you don't put this barrier between the metal surfaces.

DO store unused PRO-15 in a cool place. My dealer recommended the refrigerator (lower shelf) and I found it lasts about twice as long as it would on the shelf in the garage.

DO use ALL disposable items....brushes, cups, etc. This stuff dries and is permanent.

DO use gloves. You don't want to try explaining to your boss how this takes a week to flake off your skin.

DO NOT get the metal prep on anything you care about if you use it. Just keep the metal prep to where you want to paint. It can discolor other surfaces.

POR-15 ROCKS!! Been using it for years. It'* expensive, and worth every penny. Nice job on your car. I gotta get the driver up on the lift and do some more work on mine. Oh crap...gotta get that lift first.

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Dan, have you ever topcoated POR-15 with other paints? How worth it is the metal prep?
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