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Locally available alternative to por 15?


PSloan

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I'm looking for something relatively cheap and durable that I can paint my subframes, ect with. I'd like to be able to pick it up in person - ie at an auto parts place. Anyone know of a decent product that fits the bill?

Thanks,

Patrick

Patrick Sloan

1975 inka 2002 - 2375719

1991 325iC

2001 325i

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I used PPG two part epoxy primer. the coating and adhesion properties are very good. This would be applied to sanded clean surfaces. Get it at your local auto paint PPG dealer. One quart should do it. This product was recommended to me by a friend that has restored about 12 old German and British cars.

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Order the "starter kit" from POR15's website, its only $20 and the little can they give you covers a lot of metal. I barely made a dent in it with a 2'x2' area I coated twice.

PS- did you decide not to replace your clutch kit?

Jeff
1975 Alfa Romeo GT1300Junior w/1600 transplant (I'm still stuck on 1600's LOL)
2006 M3 White/Red - Orig Owner,6spd,ZCP, sunroof delete
SOLD 1967 1600 #1517644 "Florida"/Brown w/sunroof, SOLD 1968 1600 #1564660, RIP 1970 1600

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Order the "starter kit" from POR15's website, its only $20 and the little can they give you covers a lot of metal. I barely made a dent in it with a 2'x2' area I coated twice.

PS- did you decide not to replace your clutch kit?

I completely forgot! I'm just getting settled in at my new job - hence my return. shoot me an email!

Patrick Sloan

1975 inka 2002 - 2375719

1991 325iC

2001 325i

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rust-o-leum

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Also Hammerite Brand paint is amazing - more expensive than rustoleum but IMO slightly better.

I used rustoleum on the bare metal floors of my e21 and it held up to my shoes, heat of the exhaust, etc. ToddK uses it on his racecar and all his suspension parts and it holds up fine.

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Rustoleum sounds fine. I just didn't know how well it would hold up. everything I paint will be stripped bare - does rustoleum require primer or go on bare metal?

Do they make it in gray? I want to do the subframes in black but the rest of the under body in gray.

Patrick Sloan

1975 inka 2002 - 2375719

1991 325iC

2001 325i

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Order the "starter kit" from POR15's website, its only $20 and the little can they give you covers a lot of metal. I barely made a dent in it with a 2'x2' area I coated twice.

PS- did you decide not to replace your clutch kit?

I completely forgot! I'm just getting settled in at my new job - hence my return. shoot me an email!

Email sent.

Jeff
1975 Alfa Romeo GT1300Junior w/1600 transplant (I'm still stuck on 1600's LOL)
2006 M3 White/Red - Orig Owner,6spd,ZCP, sunroof delete
SOLD 1967 1600 #1517644 "Florida"/Brown w/sunroof, SOLD 1968 1600 #1564660, RIP 1970 1600

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Is there a significant quality difference over the alternatives?

I don't know. But it's my experience that if ya want the good stuff ya gotta get the real stuff. I just don't think the risk is worth the few bucks you might save. Especially when you factor in all the time for prep work.

John

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