Top Coat

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High-performance Top Coat Paint

POR-15 Top Coat DTM paint (formerly FlexCote, BlackCote) is a direct-to-metal UV Resistant coating designed to work on prepped bare metal and work incredibly well in all applications where there is a need to help preserve substrates susceptible to corrosion. POR-15 Top Coat safety colors comply with OSHA required/recommended color codes for marking physical hazards and designating caution, to include protective equipment.

Under exterior UV exposure, POR-15 Top Coat has exceptional long-term sheen and color retention. POR-15 Top Coat can be applied directly to prepped metal substrates or previously painted surfaces, with no need for a primer or undercoat, and is formulated to form a robust barrier that sheds moisture to provide long-lasting protection. POR-15 Top Coat provides excellent adhesion and UV protection when used over POR-15 Rust Preventive Coating to provide a permanent barrier to corrosion.

POR-15 Top Coat Technical Data Sheet

Available in many colors

Top Coat Colors

Customer Reviews

Based on 237 reviews
Steve Adams
Top Coat

I like the product from the "rattle-can" . The bulk product we are having a tough time getting the product to spray consistently. Need some better information on can or product literature.

David Langlais
Like your product

Issue / question

I POR15 the bottom of my 67camaro about 6 years ago. What can i do to paint over with base coat and clear coat?


Love thris stuff

Engine paint

I brushed 2 coats on my engine block and it came out great!

John Bell
Safety Red Top Coat

Went on easy, put two coats over black, looked great.

SURFACE PREPARATION: All surfaces must be clean and free of all dirt, loose rust, oil, grease, wax, soap, loose paint, and any other matter.
Previously Painted Areas: Scuff surface with 180-220 grit sandpaper or scuff pad. Use POR-15® Cleaner Degreaser and POR-15® Metal Prep. Let the surface dry thoroughly and apply two thin coats.
Bare Steel or Aluminum: Scuff surface with 180-220 grit sandpaper or scuff pad. Use POR-15® Cleaner Degreaser and POR-15® Metal Prep, then let dry thoroughly and apply three thin coats.
For Superior Corrosion Protection:Apply POR-15® Rust Preventive Coating to bare metal after POR-15® Cleaner Degreaser and POR-15® Metal Prep applications. Then apply two thin covering coats of POR-15® Top Coat over the POR-15® Rust Preventive Coating. 

Stir POR-15® Top Coat until all solids are dissolved before and during use; DO NOT SHAKE. Using a pouring spout, dispense a portion into a separate container and seal the can at once, keeping the lid and grooves clean. Do not paint out of the can. Follow surface prep directions. Apply POR-15® Top Coat in two to three thin covering coats. Thin with POR-15® Reducer Solvent up to 10% if necessary. Spray: Use 25-30 lbs (170Kpa-210pa) pressure for normal gloss. Roller: Use an all-purpose short nap phenolic core roller. 

DRY TIME: It cures to touch in 30-60 minutes. Depending on ambient temperature and humidity, a second or third coat can be applied when the previous coat is dry; Usually after 2 hours. The second or third coats can be applied up to 72 hours after the previous coat(s). POR-15® Top Coat can take 3-4 days to reach maximum hardness, and longer in temperatures below 55°F (15°C). 

CLEANUP: Do not put leftover paint back into can. Clean all equipment immediately after use with an appropriate cleaner or POR-15® Reducer Solvent. Flush out all fluid lines and carefully clean pressure pots. Use clean solvent only. It is also good practice to periodically clean the spray tip or the fluid tip/air cap combination during the course of the working day. 

Protect surrounding areas from spray mist. If being used to topcoat POR-15® Rust Preventive Coating, spray while POR-15® Rust Preventive Coating is dry to the touch but slightly tacky with a finger drag, normally 2 – 6 hours. If POR-15® Rust Preventive Coating has dried, wait 24 hours then lightly sand or scuff surface with pad or 220-320 sand paper. For best results, use when surface to be painted, spray can, and outside temperature, are between 60˚F and 90˚F (21˚C and 32˚C). Shake can at least one minute before and occasionally during use. Spray surface with steady, even strokes at a distance of 6 to 10 inches. Several light coats give a better finish than one heavy coat. 

DRY TIME: It cures to touch in 30-60 minutes. Second coat can be applied in 1-24 hours, depending on ambient temperature and humidity. POR-15® Top Coat can take 3-4 days to reach max hardness, and longer in temperatures below 55°F (15°C). 

CLEANUP: To prevent clogs in spray nozzle, hold can upside down and spray until clear gas appears. Completely empty cans may be recycled or disposed of with regular trash. Dispose of partially empty cans responsibly. DO NOT puncture, incinerate or compact.