Q&A Can I Paint On Top of POR 15?

– Can I use a top coat
paint on top of POR-15? Hey out there YouTube, Donny Smith here and I was asked a question about POR-15. If you don’t know what that is, it’ s just a product that you put on metal just to help for corrosion
protection and things like that. But can you put top coats on top of it? So the question is, “Do you paint under the car also, “and can you drive it in the
winter if you want then?” And a little bit about POR-15. Excellent product, it works really well, especially for the restoration guys. If it’s not gonna see sun, it’s really sensitive to UV. If the surface is gonna
be exposed to sunlight, it really needs to be top coated. However, you know, in
the inch compartment, under the car like you’re asking about, you probably wouldn’t have to. But if you wanted to paint it I’d go ahead and do that. I know one of my restoration friends here has a shop here that does restoration, and I know that he uses POR-15
and then he paints on it. Probably to have the different colors, maybe they didn’t want the
matte black or whatever, but would you have to underneath the car? I wouldn’t think so unless
you’re wanting a different color or something cause you’re really not gonna see sunlight under there. But anywhere UV hit is
it’s gonna break it down and it’s gonna not work well. And as far as driving it in the winter, I probably wouldn’t worry about that. It’d probably be fine
to drive in the winter just with this project,
or with any of your cars. Be sure and spray all
the mud and the salt, whatever, get that stuff off your frame, out of your wheel well,
cause that’s what starts rusting things to begin with and that can go for a new car or for a restoration project as well, but always a good idea,
when driving in the winter, you know, you get snow or mud
or water and all that stuff thrown up under your car
and it just stays there, and stays packed in these
areas that start rusting. As long as you keep it clean under there, I think you should be fine
to drive it in the winter whether you top coat
it with a paint or not. As far as the product itself, I think it works great. I love it. You know I’ve used it on a
couple my project that I have, my older restoration type projects. Anyway, I hope that helps
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  • SidewaysInTraffic

    I've had the same question. Do you have to put a primer coat on top or straight paint over POR 15? Thanks.

  • Magi M

    What are the steps after Por 15 if you what to top coated that same day or four days later after the Por 15 ?


    What is the process of painting rhino liner over por-15??? And how long do you have to wait until you can paint over the por-15 ???

  • Uke Den

    Eastwood Rust Encapsulator can be painted over and is a better rust treatment product than POR15

  • Kenneth Rhee

    Thanks for the video The Garage Butler. One question though, do you put your own choice of paint on top of POR 15 or over the POR15 top coat? Also, would you apply clear coat on top of your paint?

  • Danny Welsh

    Is it necessary to cover por15 rust preventive with the por15 top coat or will any other paint work to prevent the uv damage?

  • Sammy

    what about body filler? would body filler stick to it ?

  • Cole Sanford

    I would like to you por15 for my leaf packs and axles on my dodge truck but I want them to be a gloss blue for a end finish so my question is could I use the por15 like normal and then spray a dupli color gloss blue on top of the por15 to give it the finish of gloss blue I’m looking for? Thanks for the videos great content.

  • Ed Passerini

    Donnie,your saying its its ok to put por 15 than epoxy primer then hi fill primer before blocking out.So expoxy will still to por 15 with a hard sanding ? thanks for a reply, Paisano

  • production productions

    No one answers the comment questions..i have one..im redoing a vinyl top. And some say don't use it..any thoughts

  • James Beck

    I've been using por 15 or chassis saver but this next jeep frame i got from Arizonza is prefect and I want to keep it that way. so how do the chassis paints stand up vs epoxy primer with a epoxy top coat

  • Ritchie Marsteller

    Hi, what can I use to prep a painted surface in order to put on the por-15 on. using the spray can, top coat, glossy black. Is there something that I can pick up let's say at home Depot or Lowe's

  • Shavian1

    Too many probablys, not enough definites. 🙁


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