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I just bought a quart yesterday. My parts store was able to get it for me in a day... $45 a can BTW. I have read many many good reports, but I haven't used it yet.

 

I have used and do very much like RUST BULLET. But can only get it on lane and didn't want to wait the week for the delivery. As I have said many times before, I have more money than patience....

 

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NAPA carries the complete line of POR 15 stuff. I highly recommend you follow the steps to paint it on properly (using the Marine Clean and Metal Ready for prep). I found it a bit weird to strip off all the paint, then use the cleaner, rinse it off with water, wait for it to dry, use the metal prep, rinse it off with water, dry, then paint but that's exactly how you prep it. It'll turn a lovely looking sandblasted surface into a rusty mess, but that's what's needed for the POR 15 to stick. It'll peel off of unprepared metal. It's messy stuff to work with and it doesn't like to come off so don't get it on your skin. 2 coats works well, and wait a couple days between coats. It's thick stuff and needs time to dry. I stripped and painted my CJ tub and some other parts with it. Took a while but it's staying where it was put. Just a note it has no UV protection in it, so if it's going to be hit by sunlight it will degrade. It whitens and turns powdery and makes a big mess. I sprayed the CJ with olive drab Krylon when the POR 15 was tacky, it seems to be the best way to do it. If you wait til the POR 15 is dry to put a top coat on it won't stick as well.

When you're painting with it pour it into one of those disposable Ziplock food containers. You'll be able to reopen the lid easily. If you do just use the can, use saran wrap between the lid and can or you'll never get it open again. I also found using a crappy set of cheap paint brushes the best way to put it on. It's really hard to clean out of the bristles so I just threw the brushes out when I was done for the day. One of them is still stuck inside the garbage can in the shop, it sticks that well. Be careful around any holes or threaded ares too. It's a PITA if it gets into a place that something needs to go into like a bolt hole. When I did my bumper with it I taped off the studs for the spare tire, but I didn't do anything with the mounting holes and wound up having to drill them out so the bolts would fit through them.

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NAPA carries the complete line of POR 15 stuff. I highly recommend you follow the steps to paint it on properly (using the Marine Clean and Metal Ready for prep). I found it a bit weird to strip off all the paint, then use the cleaner, rinse it off with water, wait for it to dry, use the metal prep, rinse it off with water, dry, then paint but that's exactly how you prep it. It'll turn a lovely looking sandblasted surface into a rusty mess, but that's what's needed for the POR 15 to stick. It'll peel off of unprepared metal. It's messy stuff to work with and it doesn't like to come off so don't get it on your skin. 2 coats works well, and wait a couple days between coats. It's thick stuff and needs time to dry. I stripped and painted my CJ tub and some other parts with it. Took a while but it's staying where it was put. Just a note it has no UV protection in it, so if it's going to be hit by sunlight it will degrade. It whitens and turns powdery and makes a big mess. I sprayed the CJ with olive drab Krylon when the POR 15 was tacky, it seems to be the best way to do it. If you wait til the POR 15 is dry to put a top coat on it won't stick as well.

When you're painting with it pour it into one of those disposable Ziplock food containers. You'll be able to reopen the lid easily. If you do just use the can, use saran wrap between the lid and can or you'll never get it open again. I also found using a crappy set of cheap paint brushes the best way to put it on. It's really hard to clean out of the bristles so I just threw the brushes out when I was done for the day. One of them is still stuck inside the garbage can in the shop, it sticks that well. Be careful around any holes or threaded ares too. It's a PITA if it gets into a place that something needs to go into like a bolt hole. When I did my bumper with it I taped off the studs for the spare tire, but I didn't do anything with the mounting holes and wound up having to drill them out so the bolts would fit through them.

 

GREAT TIPS!! Thanks for posting!!!

 

Basically same as if your using Hurculiner!!! Great stuff, but a PIA to apply! I'll be under the MJ Saturday applying mine! :shake: :eek: :D

 

CW

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No problem, I read up on the use of it before hand and it helped me out a ton. On a similar note I use the Marine Clean these days in place of brake cleaner for cleaning just about anything. It's got a bit of a smell to it kind of like ammonia but it's not too bad. You also cut it with water up to 5:1. I have a bottle of it at 1:1 right now and it cleans better than varsol. Mix it with very hot water into a sprayer and you're set. The bottle of is expensive but when you mix it it turns out to be cheaper than brake cleaner in the long run.

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No problem, I read up on the use of it before hand and it helped me out a ton. On a similar note I use the Marine Clean these days in place of brake cleaner for cleaning just about anything. It's got a bit of a smell to it kind of like ammonia but it's not too bad. You also cut it with water up to 5:1. I have a bottle of it at 1:1 right now and it cleans better than varsol. Mix it with very hot water into a sprayer and you're set. The bottle of is expensive but when you mix it it turns out to be cheaper than brake cleaner in the long run.

 

I don't believe I've ever heard of marine clean can you also purchase this from napa?

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