Just got my rear spokes from Stutzman and and getting ready to install them
Just like the rest of the wood in the car I thin some POR-15 then apply two coats to the wood allowing it to soak in. After dry I apply a few coats of paint and done!
If you use it as a stain water will bead right off the wood just as if its lacquered plus its soaked in hardening the wood.
I did this to all my frame and top wood and it works fantastic
Looks good....per Joe Bell's recommendation I got the Kwik Poly kit (2-part..50/50mix)and coated them first, light sanding, they were nice and smooth. Then 3 coats of DAR 9000 acrylic enamel gloss black and really look super. Unfortunately don't have a picture to show.
Bit of a shock there in the photo titled "and painted" until I scrolled down. Said what the hell did he paint them pink for? LOL.
Maybe they're for a Mary Kay Model T!
No they're not pink lol! But they turn that once you apply over the POR. After it dries you get a nice dark red
They are super hard too.
What is POR-15 ? Thanks
Why not? Red wheels looks great on a black car
My experience with POR-15 was for metal coating, not for wood.
Am I missing something ?
Roger - Henry didn't think so.
It's not Henry's car anymore. Plus he did offer the wire wheels in Casino Red among other colors as an option in '26/'27. (And in 1909 many Tourings were painted red all over including the wheels.)
The add states for metal coating, nothing about for wood??
Well, that should certainly keep the spokes from rusting.
As a side note, that stuff is highly toxic. Wear a breathing apparatus and skin protection as long as the can is open and/or the article is wet. It has three types of Isocyanates plus methylbenzene. Isocyanides are 10 times more toxic than arsenic and it accumulate in the body.
That should be "accumulates in the body".
This is from the MSDS:
Because of the high potential hazard associated with isocyanates, consider the use of fully enclosed
handling systems to control air concentration levels below the recommended exposure levels. Local
exhaust ventilation may be necessary wherever materials containing isocyanates are handled, processed
or cured, especially if heating or spraying is involved. Supply sufficient air to replace air removed by
exhaust ventilation systems.
I found this stuff
POR-15 Pelucid - Clearcoat
PelucidTM is a water-clear single-component topcoat for application on fiberglass, wood, and other surfaces as well. It will dry to a rock-hard finish that won't crack, chip, or peel, and it is strengthened by exposure to moisture, unlike most other coatings.
Yep. But it doesn't look like the OP used a "water-clear" product. That's the problem when folks don't mention WHAT POR-15 product was used. POR-15 has many products and you always hear them all referred to as just "POR-15". You never know if they used a fuel tank sealer, paint, primer or whatever.
Roger - I like your first point.
Not knocking them. Looks like a nice job. Just wondering what makes someone make a conscious decision to go against originality.