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I was thinking about using POR15 on my surface rust but now i am going to pick up a sand blaster so i can blast my rims. Would using the sand blaster on the surface rust areas make more sense (it would be cleaner) but would the cost of the media be more then the POR15???
 

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I definitely am blasting the rims. I used por15 quite a bit on my vw project years ago and I can’t imagine rims turning out good. I don’t know if I can afford powder coating, but will paint them at the very least.
 

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agree 100% with @Fzeed
Por-15 is decent for stuff that won’t see too much scrutiny, backside of panels, frame rails etc. I’m struggling to find the words to explain how Por-15 looks when applied and I’ll just say that it doesn’t seem like it goes on smoothly or consistently. In a single sentence: Por-15 looks crappy…at least my experience with it. I applied following their instructions and used the little foam applicator. Thinning and spraying it would probably come out better.

If you’re going to sandblast stuff, it might help with how it applies, I really can’t say for sure.

I once played the “Let’s eliminate rust on a vehicle” game. I lost. I spent a ton of money and time trying to eliminate rust and I came to the realization that I’m not rich enough or skilled enough or patient enough to tear a car down and work on it consistently for years to pull something like this off

(this happens to a lot of guys who decide to tackle bodywork and if you check on craigslist you can usually find unfinished projects that are partially assembled any week of the year)
I used a lot on a '62 VW. Its not pretty at all but it was on stuff that was hidden anyway.
 
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