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Por 15 & Exposed Surface

I'm going to be re-painting my rock sliders and bumper in a few weeks. I've heard a lot of good stuff about Por 15. Now I'm painting 2" dia. tubing with this stuff. According to their website (Step 10) http://www.por15.com/Data%20Sheets/n...directions.pdf I need to use a opaque paint on top of the Por 15 since it will be exposed to the sunlight. So I have to use Por 15 and then paint on top of that? Has anyobdy just used the Por 15 on a sunlight exposed surface or knows what would happenen? I don't want to spend the $$ to get it all powercoated when I'll just scratch/tear up the paint again from rocks and what not. Any other options besides Por 15 that will do a good job and not be UV sensative. Thanks
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I was just looking around and I found that they make a hardnose paint. It won't leave brush marks. It doesn't say anything about protecting against rust though.

http://www.por15.com/prodinfo.asp?grp=HN&dept=5
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That is some expensive stuff. Whew. $215 a gallon. Well, it's about the price of gasoline...
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Yeah it's crazy. Anbody have some alternatives? I get raped at the pump, but I can only take so much, before I get sore.
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i thought they made a UV protect coating.

when its in direct sun light it just fades to a lighter gray/black color. I know they make a coating you put on top and it keeps it from turning gray.

fades like lines/rhino liners do.

I want to use this raptor stuff. let me get a link for ya.
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here it is, like a bed liner, you prolly have enough to do your sliders and your bed! lol

http://www.tptools.com/p/2600,186_U-...Liner-Kit.html
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I don't know if this will help you at all, but I just made a large outdoor sculpture and I coated it with this stuff called penetrol. It's a paint conditioner but you can also use it as a primer, it soaks into the metal and supposedly seals it well. The sculpture has only been sitting for about a month but there is no rust. You can get it at home depot.
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What I usually do with stuff like that is just get like 10 cans of $1 paint at home depot. I'll put on a nice thick coat before it goes on the truck, then just respray it every so often. Keeps it looking clean, cheap, whenevr you want it shiney again, just spray it again.

Then again, that is the very cheap method, you could just use some quality paint and call it a day, repaint it when it starts to fade or get scratched.
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Right now it has a cheap coat of spray paint. I was thinking of just re-spraying it but then I figured I could do a little better. I'll probably just re-spray it with Rustoleum spray paint. It should be better than regular cheap spray paint and still somewhat cheap. I would drop some good green$$ on these sliders and bumper but the sliders do get dinged around and used so it isn't worth it. Thanks for the help/replies
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POR-15 will eventually break down and peel when it is exposed to direct sunlight.

You probably don't need to buy the expensive top-coat. I would just use the regular POR-15, wait a few days for it to dry and top-coat it with several coats of spray paint.
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