I vote for the POR-15 also. It will be much cheaper and easier to do than
the powder coating. I coated my rear suspension springs and all over a year
ago and it still looks great.
Surface prep really is not that much of a problem. Leave the rusty
surface jsut make sure that its absolutly clean as in degreased. With a
pressure washer and some simple green thats an easy task.
Daniel 69 2000
> Victor was in favor of POR-15. Said it goes on easy as long as you don't
> over do it. One coat is all you need. Very durable when against rocks
> breaking it when you are driving the car. Most of the work will be going
> into wire brushing and prepping the frame. Can you say elbow grease?
> Powder coating seems to be the restoration shop choice as the coat is
> "baked" on, but some have said it is not as durable. Roman showed me his
> front sway bar which he painted with rustoleum paint and said he has done a
> lot of driving and it still looks great. Personally, I am tending towards
> the POR-15 solution.
> Andrew Murphy
> 64 1500
> 67 2000
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> Subject: RE: Three guys and a roadster
> Sounds very nice to have so many roadsters in such close proximity. You
> guys out west are lucky - enjoy it. I'm always quite alone in my garage. By
> the way - what was the consensus on powder coating vs. POR-15 for the frame?
> (That oughta start a discussion)
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