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Whipping out the Por15 ...again

MildSeven

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Day ~30-34 (about 4 day of work), More Grinding and prepping + Por15, September 12th, 2015 - November 3rd, 2015

I was hoping to have the grinding + the Por15 finished before leaving on Vacation to Florida (September 25th), unfortunately, there was way more grinding (in tough places + under the car) than I had anticipated. "More work than anticipated," is really the story of this project.

Grinding complete, shot of the floor pan.

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Then on to the degreasing... Since I would be working upside down under the car, in addition to the usual latex gloves and long sleeves, I used a dust mask (respirator) and a full face guard. I was using the spritz spray nozzle (included with the original kit i purchased) After a short time, the cuffs of my sleeves were pretty wet, while I was under the car I looked at the bottle in my hand to see if there was that "skeleton hand logo," or something.

After about 10 minutes my wrists were burning, I got out from under the car and read the label where it was written in uppercase "CAUSES BURNS," awesome.

I was having supper at Ernest's that night so I got to show off my burns to the boys.

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Under carriage degreased

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The next day for the Por15 - Metal Ready, which is a much stronger chemical... I put my latex gloves over some garbage bags which I made in to sleeves and taped them together. With the Metal Ready, I didn't need to do any scrubbing, you just need to keep the surface wet for a period of time (25 mins if memory serves me right).

Poor man's hazmat suit.

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Rinse down. Those drain plugs, I removed and welded up could have come in handy.

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Paper laid out for the painting process.

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The rust prevention rundown (shown on the driver inner fender).

Grinded down, Degreased, Metal Prep, Por15, Sanding, Seam-sealer, Matte Topcoat.

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A few more shots of the Por15. I just love that glossy finish, it's a shame i needed to sand it and topcoat... which I'm doing everywhere except the floor pan.

Floor pan

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Under carriage

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Rear tire well

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... you get the picture

Floor pan, light sand + seam sealer

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Floor pan, topcoated in matte black

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After the matte black topcoat, i still need to put the rubberized undercoating... hopefully by the end of this weekend so I can take this thing off the jack stands.

Side note: I had taken a photo of the car before doing the Por15 and posted it on twitter writing "ready for #por15" or something. This week i got a tweet from Por15 saying they put a photo of it up at their SEMA both, because of some contest, I didn't win anything though.

I can't wait to get this piece of crap out to a paint shop. i hate it.



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Very nice and thorough job`! what did you use for the topcoat? Is it some sort of undercoater or just a spray paint?

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Very nice and thorough job`! what did you use for the topcoat? Is it some sort of undercoater or just a spray paint?

 

I just used some basic Matte black anti-rust spray paint... and this past weekend I covered that with a rubberized, asphalt undercoating (I'll have that up in a future blog).

 

It's a shame to cover it up but I put it for the protection, the underside was much prettier before :(

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