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Old 06-01-2008, 09:50 AM   #71
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Next, will compound with nuvite F7, this will be the first cut, the plan is to bring the interior to a mirror finish.......
Hi Toasite, another question-- you say you removed up to 3 layers of paint, and I'm assuming the zolatone was one of those layers. I'm interested in knowing what you did to remove it-- which products and tools and techniques you used? I'm currently looking at a '58 and I might want to strip at least some of it down to the bare aluminum, so I'm trying to gather as much information as possible about how to do that.

Keep up the good work, it's really coming along beautifully.

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Old 06-01-2008, 11:38 AM   #72
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Hi Toasite, another question-- you say you removed up to 3 layers of paint, and I'm assuming the zolatone was one of those layers. I'm interested in knowing what you did to remove it-- which products and tools and techniques you used? I'm currently looking at a '58 and I might want to strip at least some of it down to the bare aluminum, so I'm trying to gather as much information as possible about how to do that.

Keep up the good work, it's really coming along beautifully.

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We plan to bring the outside and the inside to a mirror finish. I removed 3 coats of
paint and zolatone was one of them (blue, yellow and green). The window trim and lower panels will be replace with new, TIME and the cost of the paint remover lead to that decision, plus I was tired of looking and smelling the stripper. I tryed all strippers, but in the end, Citristrip was the best and it was safer.Took 3 to 4 application of the stripper plus a plastic putty knife. also I used steel wool #4 with a plastic backing handle.

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Old 06-01-2008, 05:05 PM   #73
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:01 PM   #74
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Very, very nice! I wonder? Could I do the same thing with the inner skins on my '75? This I would love to do! Any reasons why not? I'm already heading for the paint stripper counter at the store...
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:58 AM   #75
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Very, very nice! I wonder? Could I do the same thing with the inner skins on my '75? This I would love to do! Any reasons why not? I'm already heading for the paint stripper counter at the store...
Well for one thing your '75 has a vinyl overlay on the aluminum - not just layers of paint like with the older models. You would somehow have to figure out how to get the layer of vinyl off.

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Old 06-02-2008, 01:15 PM   #76
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Todd, this has indeed been done before. You can search the "Interior" forum archives for information on removing the vinyl, and you'll find posts from a few people who have done it successfully. From what I've read it's not easy, but you're doing a complete shell-off Full Monte anyway, so it should be a piece of cake for you.

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Very, very nice! I wonder? Could I do the same thing with the inner skins on my '75? This I would love to do! Any reasons why not? I'm already heading for the paint stripper counter at the store...
Your end caps are also not aluminum.
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Aerowood, Monocoque's 75 Ambassador would have aluminum endcaps.
Morning coffe just kicked in, you mean on the interior, yes?
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The interior endcaps are plastic.
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Just beautiful work, nicely done Frank. How long did that take you anyway? Not sure you ever mentioned it on your blog or thread.
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Thank you Marcus, I cannot remember, it was done in many stages. It could never look as nice as Toasties. His is the real deal and a real part of the trailer. I looked back over the earlier posts and it just looks spectacular. I hope some day to be able to see this trailer in person, it is very sweet.
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Thank you Marcus, I cannot remember, it was done in many stages. It could never look as nice as Toasties. His is the real deal and a real part of the trailer. I looked back over the earlier posts and it just looks spectacular. I hope some day to be able to see this trailer in person, it is very sweet.
Completely agree, Toastie's work is fabulous. I'd love to see this trailer some day as well.
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To all, thanks very much for your kind words, would have not made it without this forum, this forum has such a deep great knowledge base with very, very smart people..............thanks again toastie
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