Finished the frame this week. after fixing some trouble spots I scrubed with the marine clean, rinsed well and dried with towels and a hair dryer. Then I sprayed with the metal ready acid, rinsed and dried, I had to leave the metal ready on for a bit too long about an hour.... but it didnt seem to make a difference. I let the frame then sit in the shop with a de-humidifier running, Its been raining here for about a month pretty much non stop.
the next day I brushed the por 15 on in two coats. The por was a breeze to paint , it just soaked right into the metal. the second coat was kinda tough... tricky to get it at the right time. Glad I wore gloves! freckled my face a bit. I used a coffee scoop to tranfer the por into small glass jars.
when the second coat was tacky I dusted it with xo rust primer and let that set for the night. painting took me about six hours. the prep about four.
the following day I brushed on a satin black xo rust enamel. It sucked to brush and has still to dry fully (two days) and took forever. If I could do over again I would have top coated emediately with the por chassis black, but I needed to save a buck on the uv protection. the por 15 stuck like crazy and is hard as a rock.
I am glad that I used the marine clean and metal ready, Its good stuff!