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I plan to paint my grill guard sometime in the next couple of weeks since I'm on vacation. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any really tough paint? I thought about having it sprayed with rhino liner or maybe powder coated, but I don't want to grind off the welds and all to get it off. I'd almost prefer paint anyway so I can touch it up as needed. I thought I remembered hearing about some stuff that was really tough. Anyone know what it may be? What it costs? I don't want to go crazy with the cost...if I have to I'll just get some regular ol' spray paint. Any input would help.

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Re: paint question

POR-15.

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I agree, I'm doing the whole frame of the willy in that stuff. And eventually, a long time from now, the whole white truck frame will have it too.

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Re: paint question

Thanks jax, I think that is what I was thinking of. I'll have to see if there is any way I can get it before my vacation is up. If I can't I may just use a regular paint for now. I'll probably get a can of this stuff to have around though.

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Re: paint question

Actually, I was hoping you would try it out and let me know how you like it[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img], and how messy it really is[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. My grill guard and step bars need help in a bad way and it's either POR-15 (DIY) or take it someplace and have the spray-in bedliner treatment done ($$$).

Anybody know about how much POR-15 it would take? It says on the website that 1/2 pint will cover 12 square feet. Is that enough to do the grill guard, a step bar (or 2)?

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Por 15 is tough but it will discolor in sunlight if it isn't painted over. Also Por 15 is suppose to be applied to rusty metal not bare metal. With the primer it can be painted over bare metal. It is tough, but it is really messy. Where glove when you paint with it. I think it took less than a pint when I painted my Jeep frame.

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Re: paint question

I want to be "paint" my frame sometime in the next month. Would you recommend this por15 or some other type that could just be sprayed on? I dont have a lot of money right now, so is there anything that is within a $40 besides por15? Any help would be great.



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I used por 15 on my frame even over the old paint. It has held up well. I over coated it with rustoleum for the UV protection. For the money it is a great product.

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Por-15 has a top coat for going over the stuff that keeps it from fading. I'm gonna use the chassis black on my frame. And there engine paint as well.

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Re: paint question

Alkalyd paint (implement paint) will last the longest. It's a relatively soft paint and takes chips better. You can fill chips with a toothpick and a drip of paint.

I painted the grill, valence, front bumper, and headlight doors on my Sonoma with Rustoleum (no implement paint available where I live) and it worked pretty good.

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