SailNet Community - View Single Post - Repainting motor help
View Single Post
  #5  
Old 11-02-2012
alanr77 alanr77 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 97
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
alanr77 is on a distinguished road
Re: Repainting motor help

Good Evening O-30, I just finished repainting my old Atomic 4 with POR-15's engine paint kit. It turned out remarkable. Prior to using the two different cleaners included with the kit, I scraped loose paint off with a wire brush. Then soaked the engine in simple green while scrubbing with a stiff brush. I repeated this until water did not bead on the metal. This meant grease and oil were not present. The chemical used by POR is called "Marine Clean". It is apparently water based. The second is used for the proper adhesion of the POR15. Not sure what it is. Just remember; heavy solvents, though great for breaking up the grease and oil, will sometimes leave a residue of their own. I have found that most metals take paint better after an "etching" type primer is used. Hope this helped.
__________________
SV Salinity
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook