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Unread 05-22-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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POR-15 how bad health wise?

Was hoping to finally paint my frame this weekend. The prep will be done outside but I was planning to do the painting in the garage because of the pollen. I will be brushing it on, wearing a respirator, and using an exhaust fan. My concern is the garage is attached to the house. Will the fumes enter the house? I never used POR 15 so I don't know how bad this stuff is.

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Unread 05-22-2014, 10:47 AM   #2
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It is does have a strong odor but with ventilation you shouldn't have a problem. What really makes for a health risk with it is if you decide to spray it on then you need the right kind of filter in the respirator. It's nasty if it gets anywhere you don't want it too so be careful with that. I got some on my concrete floor on the shop over 2 years ago and it's still there even though it's a high traffic spot.
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If you're wearing a respirator, you're probably safer than 99% of the other POR-15 users
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If you're wearing a respirator, you're probably safer than 99% of the other POR-15 users
What they said.

Word of WARNING:

Wear old clothes. Wear a HAT and gloves. If you get POR-15 on your skin, it will have be there until your skin sheds. If you get it in your hair, you'll be doing the Yul Brenner....
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Unread 05-22-2014, 12:33 PM   #6
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More worried about the wife and her attitude about my project.
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Unread 05-22-2014, 12:38 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies everyone.
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Here's the Material Data Safety Sheet:

http://www.por15info.com/msds/POR-15MSDS.pdf
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More worried about the wife and her attitude about my project.
Do it outside if possible if not then make sure you have cross ventilation and the door to the house stays closed till its clear. I do most of my painting outside using a old canopy frame and plastic if I need a enclosure.
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Have you ever used oil paint in the garage and if so, did any smell get in the house? If any odour got in, I sure wouldn't try to get away with it. I have a large tent I use for that kind of stuff.
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I don't have experience with Por 15 but to control oder getting into the house you should seal off the door. Use a large plastic bag or tarp and tape all long the edge.
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What they said.

Word of WARNING:

Wear old clothes. Wear a HAT and gloves. If you get POR-15 on your skin, it will have be there until your skin sheds. If you get it in your hair, you'll be doing the Yul Brenner....
great advice

When I did the POR15 treatment on the frame of my since sold CJ7, I didn't believe the caution statements. I figured if I got some on my skin gas or something should get it off right???

Needless to say I looked really funny going to work in a suit and tie for weeks with black paint all over my hands and on my neck where I scratched an itch.
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More worried about the wife and her attitude about my project.
Just tell her as long as she stays in the kitchen making sammiches YOUR attitude will be fine
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Unread 05-23-2014, 06:04 AM   #14
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I know that I always catch hell when I paint in my garage. I don't know about your house but yes you can smell it inside. The absolute worst mistake made was applying MEK, Methyl Ethyl Ketone to prep for Hurculiner. I thought I would not live to see another day, my wife was so mad. In all fairness she had every reason to be mad. If I had children I would not even think about it while they were home. So if you can get her out of the house for the day and crack a few windows around the house it won't take long for the air to clear.
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To help make clean up easier you can spread a thin layer of vaseline on your face, exposed skin on arms/hands and even neck. Feels weird but works.
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