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Rust prevention & paint....Eastwood vs POR15

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Brett K, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Brett K

    Brett K Member
    Messages: 42

    The last plow I ripped apart and painted I used POR15 with pretty good results and durability. My only complaint was you have to prime and topcoat for UV protection. I am considering trying Eastwood Co. Rust Encapsulater this time around. I have heard good things about their product as well. ANyone else have experience with product they can share?
  2. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Last I read POR did not need priming, only removal of loose rust just as Eastwood's does. Why would you not expect to top coat? I expect You will have to top coat anything for durability. Plowing is abrasive. I am interested in people's experiances since I also was considering the difference between those two- Eastwood sells POR also.
  3. Brett K

    Brett K Member
    Messages: 42

    By primer, I meant the tie-coat. It is necessary on top of the POR-15 for the top-coat to stick. With Eastwood, The Rust Encapsulater is UV resistant and does not require a topcoat vs POR-15, which will turn white with UV exposure.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2005
  4. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    UV abuse.

    I have had good results with the por15,Used it on all my sander chassis frames etc...The black will turn a flat color after sitting in sun,but that took about a year for mine to do that, and that was on a hood(Direct sunlight).
    I just did the frame on my rack dump,they have a chassie topcoat that doesnt require priming in between.
    Eastwood carries a great product line,havent tried their answer to POR but everything else I have tried has been of great quality.
  5. Brett K

    Brett K Member
    Messages: 42

    For the purpose of experimentation, I decided to give the Eastwood Rust Encapsulater a try. I have everything out for sandblasting and when I get it back, I will use it with the Fisher yellow topcoat on the blade. I'll post some before and after pics.