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calling all bodymen I need your two cents

posted in: woodbutchers garage, news on April 04, 2010 at 04:49 PM

This is how rusty the car is,ok it is how rusty the valve covers will look.

This is how rusty the car is,ok it is how rusty the valve covers will look.

I’m working on a 57 that is real rusty! My question is does por 15 work well or a product like it. I will be cutting out all the real bad spots but under the package tray under dash and other weird spots inside the doors have surface rust and scale on unprotected metal.
If I wire brush it wipe it down put por 15 on will it help ,and will I need to put anything else over it. I know sand blasting would be best but I don’t on taking the car that far. Thanks for any help Jeff



Studester 's Garage
April 04, 2010 at 05:23 PM

The POR15 is made to paint over the surface rust. I have done that on the bottom of a floor pan and top coated over that with Rustoleom 777 which is like a satin black and it was as smooth as a babies butt. The POR15 seals the rust .

Half Fast Garage
April 04, 2010 at 05:46 PM

Cool idea on the valve covers ! I’ve had good luck with POR15 but the black will turn milky if left exposed to sunlight and not top coated. A friend uses a product called Rust Bullet(www.rustbullet.com), I have not tried this but he says it’s good also. Just be sure to follow the top coat or recoat instructions as these products dry/cure very hard and it’s easier to do it right than correct it later. Good luck !

louiebain Garage
April 04, 2010 at 05:58 PM

yes por15 is the bomb!!

woodbutchers Garage
April 04, 2010 at 06:03 PM
Reply to Half Fast Garage on April 04, 2010 at 05:46 PM

Thanks I can’t take all the credit Scott Sullivan helped with the idea. I wanted to cut the holes and back weld a piece of metal and have Scott air brush the rust holes . He said I like the 3-d idea now if I get off my a$$ and get them done he could paint them. Going to put copper pearl in the clear and put it on so heavy it looks like leaking oil.

Crossroad Customs Garage
April 04, 2010 at 07:04 PM

POR15 works good but remember to do all your welding and grinding first, ( toxic fumes and hard to grind, yes I found this out the hard way ), then follow the instructions.

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