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Floor pan paint question
« on: March 08, 2024, 00:37:16 »
I’ve recently had all the floor pans replaced in my 230SL. I plan on applying POR-15 or equivalent and then adding a sound deadner such as dynomat.

My question is does it make sense to have the floor painted the same color as the car since it’s going to be covered with sound deadner anyway?
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Re: Floor pan paint question
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2024, 03:51:30 »
When the car left the factory the floor pans were painted in the body color.  Whether or not you decide to go body paint or the POR black is completely up to you. It will be covered with black material (Dynamat) anyway.  That said, I’d still opt for body paint for authenticity’s sake. 
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Re: Floor pan paint question
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2024, 15:20:10 »
Thanks for the feedback - I'm going to see how much it will be to paint the floor. If it's going to cost $$$ I may opt not to.

For those that might be interested I had a Certified Mobile professional welder come to my garage and replace the pans along with some other rusted areas in the rockers. I liked the fact that I could see the work being done vs. taking into a body shop. Total cost was around $4,200.
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Re: Floor pan paint question
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2024, 20:00:44 »
Do you have pictures of the new pans put in?

I’ve used POR 15 paint many times in the past. But over time I don’t think it’s all it’s cracked up to be. It is supposed to be scratch resistant but that hasn’t been the case for me.

The body paint seems the most resistant to damage.  I’d go with that.
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Re: Floor pan paint question
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2024, 22:46:23 »
I know its not original but I have seen people use a Rino lining (the stuff for pickup beds) in the interior and then a spray bomb the colour of you car after. 

Just make sure the seam sealer you use and pickup bed lining is paintable otherwise it wont bond to each other. 
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Re: Floor pan paint question
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2024, 23:52:35 »
For those that might be interested I had a Certified Mobile professional welder come to my garage ... Total cost was around $4,200.
Not bad for a house call.   :)
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Re: Floor pan paint question
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2024, 01:25:59 »
Buy a few spray paint rattle cans from one of the many companies that sell vintage factory colors and paint it yourself. You'll end up with the correct color and it's quick, easy and inexpensive.
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