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Old 09-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Por 15

Hey I'm looking to undercoat my 97 tj and read on here about POR 15. How hard is it to use and what steps do I need to know to prep the frame and under carriage? Anyone have any before and after pics? Thanks for the help

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Old 09-05-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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My experience has been that Por-15 works great. Just follow all the instructions on the can, which means sand/grind/grit blast all the loose paint and rust. Follow with a thorough clean (they recommend Marine Clean), use Metal Prep to etch new or shiny metal, then 2 or 3 coats of the Por-15. Topcoat with their stuff or Rustoleum and you'll have a finish that holds up well for years. I have a full set of coil springs on one of my trucks that I painted at least 12 years ago that still are shiny black (after you wipe the dirt off them). I had the front springs off a few weeks ago because I just got around to sanding off my front axle for a full Por-15 paint job. I was slightly amazed that they look so good after so long.

The stuff is a bit expensive, but it does really seem to work well.

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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I just did my skid to kill the beginning of rust where it bolts to the frame. The stuff goes on easy, follow instructions and allow time to dry between coats.

Cons: lots of prep (like with any good paint job) and you need to put down some tarps. Also if you are doing your undercarriage you need to get a tyvek suit and plenty of rubber gloves. If that crap gets on you it's like getting a henna tattoo, won't come off for a week!
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #4
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If that crap gets on you it's like getting a henna tattoo, won't come off for a week!
Look at you admitting to henna tattoos! But, true, the POR-15 is killer to get off...Although brake cleaner works pretty well, if you get to it before it dries.

Also, it MUST be top coated if the parts will ever see the sun.

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Old 09-05-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone! I will look into it more
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:49 PM   #6
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This is in the plans for my wrangler. i want to do all the under body of mine as its grubby and has little surface rust. (See pic)

Will follow this thread if anyone has any after photos.

I heard it takes like 4 hours to dry, and you just paint it on with a brush and it looks like its been sprayed on!

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
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i've heard only goo things about the stuff and i have it sitting on a shelf waiting to find the time to scrape and brush all the rust
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:12 PM   #8
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I used Chassis Saver on my 46' Willys frame. It's extremely tuff stuff. It's sticks great to everything. Concrete, skin, clothes, and oh yeah steel. It dries super hard as well.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:10 AM   #9
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I just recently used it on mine and love it. I'll snap a few pics this weekend and PM them to you. It's already been pointed out that it's quite expensive but, in my opinion at least, it's well worth it. Guess we'll find out in 5 years.

For prep: it's not quite as meticulous as other jobs, which I enjoyed. You need to sand or wire brush the surface rust off but you certainly don't have to get it down to bare metal.

The materials: The marine clean goes a long way and does a good job and you can see the prep n' ready work almost instantly. As for the Por-15, I used the entire pint to do my frame, skid plates and touch up a few spots elsewhere, such as the tub. I found that rollers worked a fair bit better than brushes and the stuff is so strong that you can't salvage a brush at the end of the day so toss it right into the garbage. You can buy a super starter kit for $21 but you will need more Por-15 (likely 16-20 oz for the job you're interested in) and perhaps even more prep n' ready. If you plan on spacing the body work out over a few weeks or even months I'd recommend several smaller cans as they're damn near impossible to open after resealing.

If you're on a budget, some of the other posters have also recommended Rust-oleum Bedliner as an alternative. May be worth looking into more, there's lots of posts on that stuff.

Best of luck!
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:53 PM   #10
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My Jeep is 5 months old and I want to do this before the deadly NY winter sets in...
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:33 PM   #11
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Can't wait to see your pics! A buddy has a garage with a lift so it will be easy to get underneath. The rough part will be the prep work not looking forward to that
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Lol, whatever you do, wear gloves and long sleeve shirt. That stuff does not come off!!!!!! I did my 01 and was "tatted" for like a week even after scrubbing a layer of skin off.....
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #13
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I only did the frame rails and the contact rails on the skid. Notice the dark coloration on the skid.
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