Painting The Firewall With POR-15, Part 2

posted Aug 5, 2012, 11:58 AM by Jonathan Imberi
We waited 2 1/2 hours, then went back out to the garage to apply the second coat of POR-15. I unsealed the can and mixed the paint with my newly-fashioned dauber turned paint stick.



While Sara applied a second coat of POR-15 to the firewall, I removed the horns from the engine bay.




Sara worked meticulously to cover up the paint runs on the drive tunnel. I have to say I am very impressed with the final result!


Finished driver side portion of the firewall.


Finished passenger side portion of the firewall.


There was some silver POR-15 left after Sara finished the firewall. I applied a little to the inner areas, but the first coat was so thick it really did not need a second. I made a purely superficial decision to paint the mounting brackets for the interior door handle and arm rests. These were not prepped or cleaned, but had enough surface rust that I thought adhesion would not be a problem.


Passenger side after POR-15 application.


Driver side before picture.


Sara took a picture of me painting the driver side.


Driver side after POR-15 application.


After we finished with the POR-15, I wanted to remove the cruise control module from the engine bay and needed a second pair of hands to do so. Sara held the top while I turned the two bolts out from underneath.


Sara proudly holds up the cruise control module after she ripped it out of the engine bay.


The bay is getting closer to being empty!