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hey guys I've been lurking around here for a little, but i mostly hangout over on thezcr.

anyway i got a question that i would like to see what everyone thinks.

hopefully sometime this year I'll be striping down my crx and redoing it. i already know that i probably will end up using por15 or chassis saver to prevent rust. has anybody used there 2 part topcoats system (hardnose) and then use their Clearcoat (one of them) and what kind of results am i looking at or would be better to por15 and then have it painted normally. this is going to get down all over the car; inside outside, underneath, in cracks, where ever i can get to. not really or a budget just rather save money to put it some where else if the results are going to turn out good. also what does everyone think of striping the seam sealer over and fully welding the chassis. thanks again for any input
 

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or would be better to por15 and then have it painted normally. this is going to get down all over the car; inside outside, underneath, in cracks, where ever i can get to. not really or a budget just rather save money to put it some where else if the results are going to turn out good. also what does everyone think of striping the seam sealer over and fully welding the chassis. thanks again for any input
POR15 is a top notch product, but it is a little tricky to work with. Since it dries to a gloss finish, you need to sand the gloss off before top coating. Another product I've been hearing good things about is Zerorust. You might want to look into that one as well. I'm probably going to give it a try as soon as I run out of my POR15 stash.

As for fully welding the chassis, I wouldn't recommend it. You will end up with stress fractures in the metal because there won't be enough give. Your car chassis has to have some flex to it in order to stand up to the wear and tear of daily driving.
 

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true about the welding i guess if i was going to turn it into a track whore then it would be okay. is there any parts of the chassis that could be welded that wouldn't give stress cracks. just looking to stiffen it up some while it's getting redone. i know that setting up the suspension would help. just looking to see if there are any other areas that could help to.

so basically i should get a pretty good finish using por15, then using hardnose and finally using either glisten pc or Pelucid. this should give a pretty good finish. how would it compare to a typical paint job.

thanks for the input.
 

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There is a very good reason why honda spot welds there cars together. You shouldn't fully weld a panel other then to have it meet with another body panel (seam spot welding).
 

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okay so no welding the chassis except repairs. still need to know about the paint and clearcoat that por15 puts out.
 
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