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Old 08-18-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Can the Zolatone be saved??

The PO of our trailer painted the inside a soft creamy yellow, however there is zolatone underneath. I'd like to try and remove the paint and expose the zolatone.

As a test, I started in the closet and tried Mostenbockers #5 which is supposed to remove latex paint - it did a fabulous job and I was so excited! BUT, it seems that everywhere except the closet PO used a primer before painting. Ugh!!! Now, the Mostenbockers is about useless at trying to remove the paint and primer.

I've searched lots of threads and found snip-its of comments but no real answers. Has anyone found a way to save zolatone and remove primer/paint? Power washing currently is not an option.

Thanks in advance!!

Tina
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, we ran into the same situation on our '56 Safari...that's why we re-Zolatoned it.

Check out my "It's a Girl!!!" thread around post #269 or so...

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Old 08-19-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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Thanks Shari!

I knew that was the case with you and I know you are very thorough in what you do! I was just hoping someone may have had success...



Thanks again!!!

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:15 AM   #4
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We also had latex over our Zolatone. We found some really great vintage decals under our latex paint while trying to scrape it. We tried everything to save them (and the zolatone) because we thought they were so cool! There was nothing we could do to save the Zolatone or decals.

We spent so much time and energy (and money) scraping paint. (I used chemical stripper at least 4 times on every panel... more on some panels.) If I "did it again" then I would probably gut the trailer, sandblast it, and repaint the walls with new Zolatone.
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