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POR-15 Metal Prep Gallon is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product works well. I am very happy with the product. Easy to use. I will be buying more from Eastwood as I need it.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stuff is amazing! I've been using POR15 products for years both for personal projects and commercial. Metal Prep does exactly what it claims to do and does it well. Really takes the "work" out of a usually messy and labor intensive job. I've painted the treated metal within hours and the POR15 paint never fails. I have parts right now that I've treated that have been sitting for weeks and have NOT started rusting yet!
Date published: 2014-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product It does what its supposed to do i would recommend it to freinds
Date published: 2015-03-16
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If I use POR 15 cleaner degreaser followed by fast etch, do i still need to use POR 15 metal prep? also if I use fast etch, do i need to remove it with acetone prior to painting with POR 15?

Asked by: xris
To ensure compatibility we would recommend purely sticking with the POR 15 line if you plan on painting with it in the end. We have not crossed our products with theirs to ensure compatibility.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-03-28

After my parts dry do I wipe off the chalky dust or just paint over it?

Asked by: Beckell
You will want to wipe this product off before it gets a chance to air dry on the part. When it air drys it leaves this chalky dust.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-10-03

Can you use POR-15 metal prep prior to painting with Eastwood chasis black? Will it promote adhesion? 

Asked by: vvillarreal
This will not be necessary. Just thoroughly prep the surface and use the correct primer.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-05-07
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POR-15 Metal Prep Gallon

Item #13583ZP Brand: POR-15

Provides the best adhesion for POR-15® on any metal surface

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Only $34.99


POR-15® Metal Prep provides the best adhesion for POR-15® Rust Preventive Coating on any metal surface, including aluminum and shiny polished metal surfaces. Our simple process gently etches metal, creating an ideal anchor pattern for coatings such as POR-15® Rust Preventive Coating, while simultaneously leaving a zinc phosphate coating to insure chemical bonding of paint and steel. Avoid other preps that may leave harmful residues which prevent proper adhesion. After thoroughly degreasing your work piece, apply environmentally safe POR-15 Metal Prep to both neutralize any rust and etch any clean bare metal. This will allow better adhesion of POR-15® Rust Preventive Coating or any other coating. POR-15® Metal Prep is not caustic, corrosive, toxic or flammable.

POR-15® Metal Prep Features:

Interesting Facts you should know about steel and prepping it before you coat it with POR-15: In every car manufacturing facility, steel in different parts of the car body often comes from different steel mills and different production lots, and the surface texture varies with the condition of the steel mill rolls which cold roll the steel to its final thickness. Also, surface cleanliness varies with the mills cleaning procedures, especially the procedures used to control carbon smut is actually baked onto the steel during the high temperature annealing process which follows rolling. This carbon smut is impossible to remove except by mechanical abrasion. Rust varies with the care taken in handling (1) at the steel mill, (2) during transportation and storage, and (3) during fabrication. Steel stored for a long time with rust inhibiting oil will react to form an incomplete oxide known as oil stain. The result of all this is that ordinary steel varies widely in the manner in which it accepts coatings. Although some commercial steel provides an excellent surface for coatings, you are just as likely to find steel which gives poor adhesion and poor rust resistance, even with good coatings. Often the same mill will produce both very good and very poor surface quality, depending upon a number of uncontrolled factors. Nearly all the above problems can be overcome by using POR-15® Metal Prep before you coat your steel. POR-15® Metal Prep is an inexpensive insurance policy that guarantees perfect adhesion of POR-15® Rust Preventive Coating to any metallic surface every time. Whether you paint your car or your fence or your outdoor furniture, the problems are always the same, because you dont know anything about the steel youre painting or what mill it came from, and you cant learn anything by just looking at it even if you have perfect vision!

Formally called Prep & Ready.

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1 Gallon (128 ounces)


POR-15® Metal Prep Description

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