I suspect the new radiators are okay stored dry because they have not yet had H20 and rust from the engine circulate. I made the same mistake on radiator storage. This weekend I plan to rinse the one I have lying against the wall out with water then fill it with antifreeze for now. It may be too late, but I will find out eventually! Paint is mostly about prep. Good prep = good adhesion. POR has detailed prep requirements that if you do not follow exactly the POR will eventually peel off. Don't ask how I know. Thanks, Gary H. > -------Original Message------- > Hi Eric, > Aren't new radiators stored dry? Did you flush it out? > If you store your car inside I think a good prime and paint is all > that's required for the K member. You might consider Eastwoods' > internal frame coating to treat the inside also. > As long as you have the engine partially disassembled it would be easy > enough to open it up for inspection and reseal and paint it. > Mike LeFevre > > On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 12:40 AM, Eric Sturgis > wrote: > > > Question first. I seem to remember reading that a radiator can not > > be stored empty or dry with out it falling apart. I've had mine out > > of my car and standing next to a wall in my garage for the past 3 > > years....I think. So my question is have I screwed myself? There > > was nothing wrong with it before....or is it just a myth that a > > radiator will rot sitting empty. > > > > Next question.....I'm taking my motor off the sub frame so I can > > repaint the sub frame, put in all new bushings and all that, so > > should I por-15 it and then just use a spray can of semi gloss to > > protect it? Or should I just paint it and be done with it? -- -- -- Please address private email -- email of interest to only one person -- directly to that person. That is, email your parts/car transactions and negotiations, as well as other personal messages, only to the intended recipient. Do not just press "reply" and send your email to everyone using the general '62-'65 Clubhouse public email address. This practice will protect your privacy, reduce the total volume of mail and fine-tune the content signal to Mopar topic. Thanks! 1962 to 1965 Mopar Clubhouse Discussion Guidelines: http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/mletiq.html and http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/general_disclaimer.html. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group. http://groups.google.com/group/1962to1965mopars?hl=en. --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to 1962to1965mopars+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.