Degrease & Clean Surface with MARINE CLEAN
Clean the rusty metal surface with MARINE CLEAN environmentally-safe
cleaner/degreaser. MARINE CLEAN will remove dirt, grease, wax, or other
contaminates that could interfere with the restoration process without leaving
residue, fumes or solvents.
Neutralize Rust & Etch Metal with METAL READY
Prepare the rusty metal surface with METAL READY rust remover and preprimer.
METAL READY will neutralize rust, etch metal for better adhesion, &
coat the metal with zinc phosphate to promote chemical bonding of POR-15®
to the metal and rust.
Seal the rusty metal with POR-15® RUST PREVENTATIVE PAINT. As the
moisture-resistant POR-15® bonds to the rusty metal, it will form a
tough, ceramic-like-finish that won't crack, chip, or peel; and this finish
will prevent rust from recurring.
RUST PREVENTATIVE PAINT
Topcoat the metal surface with CHASSIS COAT BLACK, BLACKCOTE, or STIRLING
SILVER if the surface is to be exposed to sunlight. All are nonporous and
will not crack, chip, or peel, plus have amazing scratch and abrasion resistance.
with POR-15® TOPCOAT
Unlike "ordinary" paints, POR-15® is a rust-preventative
coating designed for application directly on rusted, seasoned or abrasive-blasted
metal surfaces. POR-15® will stop rust permanently in its tracks and
leave a beautiful, rock-hard, nonporous, yet flexible finish that won't chip,
crack, or peel.
The secret lies in the POR-15® curing process. POR-15® cures
by drawing moisture from the atmosphere. Ordinary paint cures through the
process of solvent evaporation through pores (that's why you can smell a
paint job for weeks). These pores allow microscopic amounts of air and
moisture to gradually reach the surface of the painted metal; and, if the
paint goes unwaxed for very long, rust will form right back through it.
When using POR-15®, there are no pores in the drying process. Therefore,
moisture and oxygen cannot reach the metal surface; and, it PREVENTS RUST
FROM RECURRING by isolating the metal from further exposure to moisture.
Without moisture present, steel can't rust. POR-15® is so tough that
some customers describe it as "Powder Coat in a can".
Use it on your chassis, fenders, floor boards, bumpers, trunk areas,
engine areas, rocker panels, floor pans, firewalls, chassis components,
wheel wells, truck beds, gas tank exteriors, springs, trailers, trucks,
tractors, or anything that you want to permanently protect from rust, stone
chips, or other common paint failures.
POR-15® Rust Preventative Paint is sensitive to UV light (sun) and
must be topcoated with POR-15® Chassis Coat Black, Blackcote, Stirling
Silver, or other paints, including lacquer-based paints to prevent fading
and discoloring. When topcoating with other off-the-shelf paints, POR-15®
Tie-Coat Primer must be applied on top of POR-15® Rust Preventative
Paints to guarantee proper paint adhesion.
Topcoating is not required for areas not exposed to sunlight such as:
inner fenders, floor boards, trunk areas, engine areas, rocker panels, undercoating
of frames, etc.
Always brush or spray on thin coats, minimum 2 coats. One quart covers
96 square feet. Lead-free.