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Question on POR-15

I want to paint my front & rear suspension components and I was planning on using POR-15.

Can anyone give me some advice on which product works best. When I visited the POR-15 website, I noticed that there are several different products including POR-15 rust preventitive, and also Hardnose Paint.

Each of the above products state that there good for chassis painting. I am also planning on painting around the battery tray area. I have some rust but it's not too too bad. However, when I relocated my fuel pump to the front (a couple of years ago), I noticed the the area where the fuel pump was located was fairly rusted.

I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance.........Vern
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I used POR-15 on the driveshafts on my Corvette when I restored it a few years ago. I bought the standard POR-15 in battleship grey. It's good stuff, but I found that 2 coats are better than one... if you do it right, you can get a very nice flowed-on finish with a brush.

However, if you're taking the suspension pieces off the car, powder coating can't be beat. I did that on the Vette, basically any piece that would fit in the oven got powder coated. I used an Eastwood kit along with an oven that a guy at work gave me for free. And of course, the powder paints come in a wide variety of colors.
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Hammerite is better than Por 15.
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heres the deal on por-15...if the surface to be painted is rusted...as in brown colored, then por-15 it...if is is still painted...used something else as the por-15 will simply peel away and not adhere to the surface. This has been my experience. Hammerite, or other quality paint will be better suited to the task...
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I really dig the 'starter kit' that they sell. Comes with Metal-Ready, Marine Cleen and a 6-oz can of POR15. I think it's like $20 with shipping.
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I'm going to use Rust Bullet, you're supose to be able to apply right over the rust, I'll probably use Metal Prep first then Rust Bullet.
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I used the "kit" Cpt Tripps referred to on my rear swing arms about 3 years ago with great success. I know someone is going to throw up the "B*ll*****!!" flag here, but after following the directions (bare metal, metal ready, drink a beer, coat with POR-15) and letting them dry for a day, I went to check on my results. Had them hanging from the workbench by some bailing wire (which incidentally no garage should be without!), and didn't have a good grip on it when I cut the wire.....CRASH!! Right onto the floor..#&^*(%%#!!!! , actually put a chip in the concrete, but didn't mar the coating at all .......I bought another 6-pack of the little cans, a gallon of metal ready, and proceeded to coat everything metal....and I mean everything.......unfortunately, that again was 3 years ago, and the car is still on all 4's (jackstands that is..)

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Oh yeah, no rust through so far....
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