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Old 11-29-2006, 08:33 PM   #29
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My trdwnd has the interior painted a funny beigish sorta color,done in the 60s
as the previouse owner had all kinds of documents and even the paint lable
with the color in a drawer.I can open up the overhead bins and see the original zolatone ,its cool ,but I don't want to strip my interior unless i had to do a major rehab ,luckily I did not .Im betting that since the original interiors
were zolatone ,they saved money using the lesser grades of aluminum sheets.
Bet they never figured we would be polishing it up .

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Old 11-30-2006, 06:56 AM   #30
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F*&&King latex

They PO painted over the zolatone with latex so I'm pretty sure I'll have to take it to bare.

In terms of soda blasting they did the entire inside? I was considering picking up a portable soda blaster, but I would be curious what the cost was for having the interior done.

The other option is to re-skin the inteior. Use the original parts as a pattern. The only thing would be then end caps would need to be stripped and the entire inside re-coated.

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Old 11-30-2006, 08:00 AM   #31
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i painted our house hallway withthe sand paint stuff. painting it on is tricky. it gotta all be wet, or you see the line. that has me scared of ever touching it up... it does seem to be really durable, though. i think we painted the hall maybe 4 years ago, and it still looks great. it feels like sand paper when you drag a knuckle across it running to the front door, though.

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Old 11-30-2006, 11:55 AM   #32
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i painted our house hallway withthe sand paint stuff. painting it on is tricky. it gotta all be wet, or you see the line. that has me scared of ever touching it up... it does seem to be really durable, though. i think we painted the hall maybe 4 years ago, and it still looks great. it feels like sand paper when you drag a knuckle across it running to the front door, though.

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You know, the whole scratchy thing is one of the reasons I don't like that kind of paint - and the dust catching ability.

When we finally decide on whatever surface Rosie will have, it will be a smooth one that doesn't "grab" dust and hold it. And it will be something I can easily wipe down. I *really* don't like bumpy surfaces.

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Old 12-01-2006, 03:43 AM   #33
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i think a smoother finish would be nicer. when i get around to redoing the globe trotter's interior i plan on a nice sage green in semigloss, for easy clean-up, and touch up, should i need to drill out any rivets.

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Old 12-01-2006, 01:02 PM   #34
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My sodablasting guy has posted pictures of his work on Rosie on his website:

http://gallery.nutechsodablasting.co...?g2_itemId=952

if the link goes astray, just go to the main site, go to "gallery", and search for "airstream"


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p.s. the weird looking patch above where the fridge used to be (next to the door) is going to be removed, therefore we didn't have him blast it
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