No Rain...All Gain! It's POR-15 Time!

posted Jun 20, 2014, 6:57 PM by Jonathan Imberi
I got off work early this afternoon and could not wait to get started on the Panhard/track bar and the subframe connectors. There was no rain in the forecast and the humidity was more normal for this time of year. I started by sanding the parts with 320 grit sand paper as recommended by the tech support at POR-15. This stuff is tough though and it takes a lot to scuff it. 

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The 3M sanding pad did not remove the bubbles, but leveled them out enough that the remaining two coats should smooth it out and cover them up.

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I called the POR-15 support line to double check on proper prep after sanding and was told to first use a tack cloth and then compressed air to clean the sanding dust of the parts. No other prep is needed.

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Ready to paint!

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My friend Jessica surprised me by stopping over to say hi and she got a chance to see what I was working on. Jessica asked about the results of the poll to decide what to do with the wonder bar and the differential cap. I told her right now leaving them red is winning, but I am keeping the poll open and am continuing to get votes. If you have not voted, please cast your vote now.

Here is the Panhard/track bar with the second coat of POR-15.

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Here are the subframe connectors after the second coat of POR-15.

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Third and final coat of POR-15!

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Project for tomorrow: Tackling the lower control arms.

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