Q: Painting Drums
I want to paint my drums to clean them up. What should I paint them with?
A: I cleaned them and then brushed on 2 coats of POR-15 and sprayed on a clear coat. They looked great.
A: POR-15 is a protective coating that also serves as a color and primer. It is made by restomotive. It is an organic rust killer that bonds with the metal and effectively keeps the air from getting to the surface. No air – no oxidation – no rust. There are several similar products but POR-15 is the only one I know of that “paints” everything the dame color. Most only turn the rusted areas black then you need to prime and paint. POR-15 comes in black gray and silver. you can brush it on it and dries with little or no discernible brush marks. They make a clear coat for it. I just bought a standard clear coat in a spray can that had UV protectorant element. I’m about to my chassis and engine compartment with it. You can find them on the web at www.por15.com. the stuff is non-porous so high humidity or wet weather doesn’t keep you from applying it.
I have had good luck with it. Be warned if you get it on you it is tough to get off.
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