Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
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Re: Frame prep/POR15 questions...
I cleaned up my frame with a angle grinder wire wheel. I completely stripped the frame, wire wheeled it, scrubbed it with a degreaser, cleaned out the inside as best I could (hose, beating with hammer, standing it on end, etc.) Then I cleaned it again with degreaser and rinsed, let dry, prepped with POR 15 metal etching stuff and finally coated it with a nice even coat of semi-gloss POR 15 (took just under a quart). It came out great! I guess I could have had it blasted but I don't think it was necessary. The instructions even state that POR 15 adheres better to a rusted or etched surface. HTH.
"soon to have a new frame"