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Old 11-28-2006, 10:18 PM   #15
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I had a 58 from California with aluminum interior end caps and a friend had a 58 from Ohio with the fiberglass ends.
Seems Ohio was ahead of Cal. in advancments.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:45 PM   #16
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Our 60 trdwnd has the fiberglass end caps .reality is that you don't have aluminum end caps rather end segments of aluminum ,semantics again ,but
an endcap would be a solid one piece part ,not segments .I like the aluminum segments better myself .

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Old 11-29-2006, 05:25 AM   #17
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My 59 is glass.

Who did the blasting? How much?

I would like to see the end result if possible. Pictures at least. If I ever do another I need something better then the paint stripper for stipping latex paint.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:17 AM   #18
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My 59 is glass.

Who did the blasting? How much?

I would like to see the end result if possible. Pictures at least. If I ever do another I need something better then the paint stripper for stipping latex paint.
i went through i think it was 10 layers on my rear cap, including a plaster stipple ceiling texture! ha! for strippers, if you stay that way, i've found Ace Heavy Duty beats the crap out of anything you get at Home Depot or Lowes. Bix wouldn't touch this stuff... i left the Ace HD on there for 30 minutes, and it pressure washed right off. (gotta do that outside the trailer, obviously).

i'm looking forward to seeig this trailer one way, man!

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:19 AM   #19
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My end cap panels are definately aluminum. Tried to polish them and they were different grades or finishes of aluminum. Didn't polish up the same. Never took them out to see any writing on the back.

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yours are probably like mine. they're all 2024, except the 2 with the most compounding in them. 2024 is too brittle to make that curve. i think it's the same on teh exterior caps, too. but they're alclad, so they still take the shine.

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:45 AM   #20
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My 59 is glass.

Who did the blasting? How much?

I would like to see the end result if possible. Pictures at least. If I ever do another I need something better then the paint stripper for stipping latex paint.
It's a guy named Lanny, most of the way to S.C. on I-85. We'll have pix along with his business info when we pick it up in a week or so. We'll probably be publishing the website then as well (I know, I know, we said that 3 weeks ago...)

So: an "endcap" is the whole thing, and an "end segment" is just the top portion. Huh. I guess we'll be looking at coating or leafing our "segments" in something, then, as Sean wants to polish the interior (or something equally crazy).


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Old 11-29-2006, 08:54 AM   #21
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i think people mix and match the terms. polishing the inside cap looks awesome, but kills my back avter craning around with a 7 poind polisher in my hands for an hour... plus, it is REALLY dirty work! (depending on your polishing method, of course). i start with a buffing wheel for the initial cut, do 2 passes, then switch to the 8" wool pad and Nuvite for the BLING.

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:59 AM   #22
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i think people mix and match the terms. polishing the inside cap looks awesome, but kills my back avter craning around with a 7 poind polisher in my hands for an hour... plus, it is REALLY dirty work! (depending on your polishing method, of course). i start with a buffing wheel for the initial cut, do 2 passes, then switch to the 8" wool pad and Nuvite for the BLING.

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Well, we won't have to worry about that, since there's NO METAL there!

I just have no desire for Zolotone.


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Old 11-29-2006, 05:07 PM   #23
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Well, we won't have to worry about that, since there's NO METAL there!

I just have no desire for Zolotone.


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That was our original thought as well. Most of the interior of our coach is not 2024 T3 Alcad (the stuff that really polishes up nice like the exterior). It is a lower grade and by hand it has not taken a good polish. I am waiting to see how JP's polish comes out and reevaluate. If it comes out good then we may try to piece in the end caps. I would love the easy clean up of a wax job once a year so I have hope that it comes out good.
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:21 PM   #24
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i'm only doing the end caps, not the sides... those are gonna be maple. maybe before xmas i can have something together to look at.

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Old 11-29-2006, 06:15 PM   #25
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Interior finish

So what stripper have folks been using to get off zolatone? I've not started mine, but I plan on taking the zolatone down to bare and then having it re-shot with new zolatone. The polished look is great and I love it, but for the amount of time I spent polishing the outside... I'm not about to double my pleasure.

BTW, my end caps on my 56 are aluminum.

Has any used the Ralph Lauren River Rock finish before? I was in HD a couple weeks ago and noticed this stuff. Looks very similar to zolatone and for someone looking for a quick alternative to zolatone or just less expensive, this stuff might be an option.

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http://rlhome.polo.com/rlhome/produc...ms.asp?haid=75
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So what stripper have folks been using to get off zolatone? I've not started mine, but I plan on taking the zolatone down to bare and then having it re-shot with new zolatone. The polished look is great and I love it, but for the amount of time I spent polishing the outside... I'm not about to double my pleasure.

BTW, my end caps on my 56 are aluminum.

Has any used the Ralph Lauren River Rock finish before? I was in HD a couple weeks ago and noticed this stuff. Looks very similar to zolatone and for someone looking for a quick alternative to zolatone or just less expensive, this stuff might be an option.

Here's a link:

http://rlhome.polo.com/rlhome/produc...ms.asp?haid=75
The Zolotone that you have is about the best primer you can have.

Don't remove it.

Sand it down very well with 120 to 150 grit sandpaper.

Don't scuff it, but sand it.

Feather sand any missing areas.

Then simply spray the new Zolotone over the old.

If you remove it or even try, because it won't be easy, you will have to prime the walls. It's already done for you.

Make kife simple.

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:01 PM   #27
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So what stripper have folks been using to get off zolatone? I've not started mine, but I plan on taking the zolatone down to bare and then having it re-shot with new zolatone. The polished look is great and I love it, but for the amount of time I spent polishing the outside... I'm not about to double my pleasure.

BTW, my end caps on my 56 are aluminum.

Has any used the Ralph Lauren River Rock finish before? I was in HD a couple weeks ago and noticed this stuff. Looks very similar to zolatone and for someone looking for a quick alternative to zolatone or just less expensive, this stuff might be an option.

Here's a link:

http://rlhome.polo.com/rlhome/produc...ms.asp?haid=75
Yeah we had eyed that as well.

If you plan to paint and the zolotone is not already painted over....stick with it like andy said.

Unfortunately our coach had 3-4 coats of very sloppily applied paint. Runs every where. We had not choice but to strip so we could get back to a smooth surface. It was a TON of work.
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Unfortunately our coach had 3-4 coats of very sloppily applied paint. Runs every where. We had not choice but to strip so we could get back to a smooth surface. It was a TON of work.
Diito, plus we had the possibility of toxins absorbed into the paint - better to just go down to bare and start over. The soda-blasting is done BTW, and reportly looks great, we'll go to get it this weekend - considering the time and chemical exposure I'd have had to endure to do it myself, I think it was money well spent.

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