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Old 06-24-2012, 09:30 AM
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Body color brushable paint over Por15 in the wheel wells and under the car?

Hi all,

I am soon going to drop engine & trans, front & rear axles and gas tank on my W113 Pagoda to replace it all with ones I rebuilt on the side. The underside of the car is very solid and original but I need to treat some surface rust. So While I'm there I'm going to clean all well and give it a Por15 treatment to seal everything. I would then like to paint over it with brushable body color paint which is tobacco brown. I don't have a compressor, paint gun etc. So I want to brush it and get a reasonably good result.

Is there a way to get body paint that is brushable? If yes, where? I googled it and read about people using marine paint for that kind of application?

Any help and shared experience greatly appreciated !

Thanks all in advance for the help!
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Is there some reason you don't want to use a rattle can?
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:56 AM
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Is there some reason you don't want to use a rattle can?
I guess I could, but I'm not sure if the paint would stick properly? Also I may need quite a number of them to paint all the undreneath of the car and the engine bay.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:51 PM
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Some auto body supply places will make your paint and put it in a spray can that gives a fan style spray pattern like a real paint gun. I have done large areas with them and had superb results.

When painting over POR 15, you only have a short time window to apply topcoat before POR sets. Otherwise your topcoat won't adhere well. So have everything you will need at hand, then figure out your timing. It's all about prep and planning when it comes to doing great paint/body work.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:38 PM
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Thanks. I try to find an auto body supply around here and ask them.

one question: Can I spray body paint directly over POR15 before it cures, or should I put primer first? POR15 also comes in gray. Spraying directly over POR15 would make my life a bit easier.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:15 PM
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Thanks. I try to find an auto body supply around here and ask them.

one question: Can I spray body paint directly over POR15 before it cures, or should I put primer first? POR15 also comes in gray. Spraying directly over POR15 would make my life a bit easier.
Read the instructions on the tin.

Here's a copy in case you've already got paint all over that bit!

http://www.por15.com/Data%20Sheets/POR15ApplicationInfo.pdf

I've had good results with the POR15 self etch primer product - brush or spray it on.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:53 PM
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Don't brush on topcoat. It is not designed for brushing or the underside of the car. That would create a horrible mess.

The grey primer with the POR-15 sounds like your best bet.
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