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The rzr I have was abused by its former owner and has rust on a lot of areas on the frame. I think its mostly because of the cheap paint / primer that Polaris used. I was thinking about using POR-15. Has anyone tried this? Or any other epoxy paints on their frames? By the way I live in Texas and it has never been in salt water. Thanks for the advise.
 

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I would assume that the next set of topics we see on the forum will be dealing with frame rust or corrosion issues, especially for the guys and gals that ride in the snow belt. It only takes one minor scratch on teh frame to remove any paint or primer and expose bare metal to the elements.
I would talk to a paint specialist to see what they have used to halt the rust situation.
By the way, I sent 3 trucks to the scrap yard over the years because rust got into the chassis big time and ate the shock mounts off of the rear axles!
 

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I have used the POR-15 in the past. It is a very good product and very popular in the automotive restoration. I found out about it when dealing with my 65 mustang I had. This is a good forum for anything painting related Autobodystore Forums
 

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Thanks Mike. Yeah Ive came close to buying it for some vehicles Ive had but always went with sandblasting and powdercoating. I havent decided if Im going to stip it all the way down and sandblast it yet or not. Ill post pics of whatever I decide though!
 

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From what I learned, sandblasting is very bad unless you use media blasting. Also, the media gets into areas that you can not clean at all. Try to just sand it down with a sander the best you can and then repaint..
 

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the bonus to giving your frame a facelift is......well its like a new machine.
Powder is about the same price as paint so that is a no brainer.
Blasting is safe and goes fast. Compared to hand sanding that takes a couple days and can't really do all that good a job anyway that becomes a no brainer.
Besides powder place includes blast usually. Paint and blast separately could cost you more.

Not trying to mislead anybody cause you do a facelift and you are bound to fix other things too, be prepared. Doubt you would regret any of it though.
 

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Well I had no problems with sandblasting in the past. If you are blasting thin metal I can forsee what you are saying and I wouldnt do it. But everything I have had done in the past has come out to perfection. I think I might rather use POR15 on the rusted welds and a couple coats of oil base (like rustoleum) on the rest of the frame because powdercoating can chip on impacts with hard surfaces like rock.

If you look in my garage you can see pictures of the powdercoated rims of my H1. They came out great!

I dont have a photobucket to post pictures on here but I guess Ill have to get one.
 

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i only rode my rzr in the winter once, couple days ago on a salted road for 2 miles, i washed her up with a pressure washer, then by hand, they i went all out and washed her really well by hand, i really didnt wanna ride it in the salt but had no choice either way trailered or rode it was gonna get dirty, im gonna clean it a little more next weekend. my frame has had rust on it from new, they day i bought it i seen some rust on a couple welds
 

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Ive used POR 15 several times and was never very impressed with it. It didn't hold up very well on my crawler frame and also looked like crap.
If you're going to strip your Rzr down anyway, why not just have it powdercoated at a reputable shop. In my experience a properly powdercoated frame will hold up better than anything else.

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