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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 03, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking of using Por 15 engine paint on my new rebuild. Has anyone had any success (or otherwise) using Por 15 on their block?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 03, 04:46 AM
 
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Oh YES! I used POR on my bare block and heads for my 75 during the rebuild in 1996. I used the silver base coat and the Chevrolet Orange top coat. There is not a bubble, crack or rust spot yet. The car is not a daily driver. Any fluids that I do get on it wipe right off and there is no discoloration. Make sure you prep the metal with their phosphate metal first. I think you would be real happy with the results.
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Be aware, too, that the POR15 engine paint requires engine heat to cure. It will stay tacky until then.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 03, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input, guys.
Rik D- What do you mean it stays tacky? How do you put the engine together and stab it into the car if it's still tacky?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 03, 02:12 AM
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By tacky, I mean not fully dry and sticky to the touch. I haven't used it myself but there are threads here about it. My auto body supply house steered me away from it and towards plasti-cote. I do think it's a good product but, like everything, application dependent. Perhaps their spec sheet has more information.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 03, 08:31 PM
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How's the color of POR-15 engine paint compare to original Chevy engine orange? I kind of felt it (POR 15) was kind of on the "glossy" side...
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