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final thoughts on POR 15
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Post# 979972   1/26/2018 at 08:22 by Restorer (Honolulu)        

Hi Everyone
I am restoring a 1998 WP washer even going to repaint the cabinet a different color. I wanted to know about using POR 15 on the spin basket. i want to coat the bottom and the inner tube with POR 15. I have been reading all the past thread about POR 15 and just wanted to get peoples final thoughts on using it and does it really hold up Under Water???

And if i should just re coat it with out sanding. I don't want to take off the factor coating just want to preserve it for many more years to come.

Thanks for all the HELP

Post# 979975 , Reply# 1   1/26/2018 at 08:53 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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POR is an acronym for Paint Over Rust.  It needs the chemical reaction of the paint on rusty metal to adhere properly.  It will bond well to bare metal, I've used it on a washer tub that I had sand-blasted with no trouble, but it will not bond well to intact porcelain. 

Post# 979995 , Reply# 2   1/26/2018 at 11:41 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Doesn't it have a strong odor?

Post# 980002 , Reply# 3   1/26/2018 at 11:57 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Very strong. I always wear a cartridge type respirator and disposable gloves. And work with it outside. It contains isocyanates so minimize breathing it and getting on your skin as much as possible.

Post# 980006 , Reply# 4   1/26/2018 at 12:38 by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

If you get it on your skin it will stay there for many weeks. Iíve used it many times under my old car with great results. As with any paint, preparation is key.

Post# 980013 , Reply# 5   1/26/2018 at 14:13 by sfh074 (atlanta)        
Old thread but good info

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