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By John S 2 Date 2008-05-14 03:09 Edited 2008-05-18 13:43
Well not much more I can say about it.
I would not recommend the silver Por-15 for anything.
Rough day, I trashed 2 shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, 1 pair jeans, the siding, the driveway, and the Berrien chassis today.

I wasn't thrilled with the first coat last weekend but, now I am really bummed.
The stuff is like trying to paint with mercury in zero gravity. It runs everywhere and the color is awful.

I have never used the black POR-15 and even though people rave about how easy it is
and how it smooths out so nice. I sure did not see that with the silver.
It is horribly uneven, the color is inconsistent, it runs on a flat surface, sags like grandma, stinks and will not wash off.

It ate through the gloves that came with it and the plastic drop cloth I spread on the carport floor.
I hate it! I hate! I hate it. ( I know tell us how you really feel ) But, with roughly 15 days left.
We have a silverish chassis!
Pics tomorrow when I cool off.

Now that it has settled down it looks better. The surface dries at a different rate than the paint under it. There is a wavy look to the mettalic particles under the glossy surface. I guess it all comes down to the fact I put it on way too thick. I should have sprayed it in multiple layers and I think it would have been more even.

What do you guys think? Should I paint a top coat over it?
Should I leave it like it is and worry about it after I thrash it for 5 years?

John Shepard the DBA
By Sandsurfer Date 2008-05-14 10:25
I have never had a problem with the silver, it behaves much like the black. With POR-15 you have to remember a little goes a long way.
By John S 2 Date 2008-05-14 18:02
I don't know what went wrong with this. Maybe a bad batch.
The color is terrible it goes from silver shiny to dark gray.
It has all kinds of patterns through it dots waves ect...
It has a great gloss to the top surface but looks like  a bunch of left over paint swirled together.
John Shepard the DBA
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2008-05-14 19:46
Geez John, that sucks. Have you called the company to discuss what happened? Maybe they have some thoughts on how their product is behaving.

By John S 2 Date 2008-05-20 18:34
Do you guys think I should paint over the POR ?
Or just leave it that way see what time does to it???
John Shepard the DBA
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2008-05-21 00:04
I *think* there are requirements on timing to the next coat of paint with Por-15. Does the company recommend anything specific go over it to hide it? I seriously would call the company and try to get some info from them. They should know their product best. I'd hate to see it get top coated with an incompatible product... then it's worse off.

By yellermanx y 25 Date 2008-05-21 00:18
Just tell everyone it is galvanized. :-)
By Sandsurfer Date 2008-05-21 01:13
Was it a fresh can? It doesn't look like it was mixed well enough.
By John S 2 Date 2008-05-21 04:06
It was shipped to me the day before I painted.
I stirred it with a paint paddle in my cordless drill. It was separated like old paint the whole time.

Maybe Jay is right, maybe I should call them.

Jerry I guess the distributor that sold it to me may have had it on the shelf too long??

John Shepard the DBA
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