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Old 07-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Help with zolatone colors

We finally have come to our turn at the shop doing the work on our trailer, and we need to decide about our zolatone color.

We are looking at silver grey and Medusa grey at the moment, but it is hard from looking at a small swatch online to determine what a larger scale looks like.


Medusa Grey


Silver Grey

Our wood is natural finished maple and birch. Our side bed is red, and the front sofa bed is going to be a type of charcoal grey with red pillows matching the side bed. The floor is cork and wood countertops.

We are not designers by any means, but want to know people's thoughts on this since we are having a hard time deciding.

Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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FYI Zolatone cannot be touched up like regular paint. You have to repaint it with the same paint and speical gun.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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I really like the silver grey, neutral enough that you could change the color scheme to anything in the future just by switching out soft goods.

The upper one is warmer (and I hope I don't offend anyone here!) but has a real seventies vibe . I'm not a fan of that rusty/pinky fleck.

I vote go with the silver gray and let your warmth come from the cabinets.

I love the idea of zolatone but the colors to me are very drab and too beige. That silver grey is the only one I like. I like the colors in Multispec paint better, particularly the Watercolors line.

What era is your trailer?

It's true you can't touch it up in large sections but small areas like rivets and such can be touched up with normal paint and will blend just fine?
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FYI Zolatone cannot be touched up like regular paint. You have to repaint it with the same paint and speical gun.

Yes sir...very aware of this. Fortunately zolatone is very tough stuff and resists chipping and breaking.
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I really like the silver grey, neutral enough that you could change the color scheme to anything in the future just by switching out soft goods.

The upper one is warmer (and I hope I don't offend anyone here!) but has a real seventies vibe . I'm not a fan of that rusty/pinky fleck.

I vote go with the silver gray and let your warmth come from the cabinets.

I love the idea of zolatone but the colors to me are very drab and too beige. That silver grey is the only one I like. I like the colors in Multispec paint better, particularly the Watercolors line.

What era is your trailer?

It's true you can't touch it up in large sections but small areas like rivets and such can be touched up with normal paint and will blend just fine?
It is a 63 Overlander...ever seen one in person?

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Yep, up close and personal! But with all your trials and tribulations with your SOTR and subsequent sale, how did I miss you getting a 63 Overlander? Now pictures are obligatory! . Is there a thread somewhere?
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Yep, up close and personal! But with all your trials and tribulations with your SOTR and subsequent sale, how did I miss you getting a 63 Overlander? Now pictures are obligatory! . Is there a thread somewhere?
Trials and tribulations? No no no...the SOTR was not that...it was far worse.

After that experience, we decided to only do business with someone who had an impeccable reputation, was respected in the community, and most importantly who we felt we could trust. The situation actually presented itself in June 2011 before we bought the SOTR, but we were blinded by a rare 13 panel trailer, and the worthless promise of the person who said they knew what they were doing.

After I sold the SOTR, I contacted the aforementioned party, and purchased the trailer. That was in March. Now we are finally able to get the work done on ours at the shop, and hopefully spend some wonderful family time in an Airstream (that hasn't happened since June 2010).

There is no thread regarding my purchase. I wanted to do that once I had pictures from the shop that is molding the trailer to fit our needs. If you have other questions feel free to PM me.

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Medusa!.....but, look at the color choices again and have some imagination. Some Hot Sauce on Mexican food just before bed time....during the night you will have a catharsis of sorts. Bingo! The right color choice.
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Despite that we made a fresh batch of sauce and spent the morning filling up vials of it...we think these two choices are the best fit.
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Amy, I personally like your two final picks! I like the silver the most as it allows you to have a clean new finish that is neutral and will really let you change the interior finishes as your family grows up with this trailer. Let us know what you and Steve decide on. I am waiting to see all the pictures of inside and outside the "new" baby. Wishing you all the best! Carol and Ed Carver
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Medusa!.....but, look at the color choices again and have some imagination. Some Hot Sauce on Mexican food just before bed time....during the night you will have a catharsis of sorts. Bingo! The right color choice.
OK,

So in looking at some other trailers out there we may actually go with an intermix of silver grey and desert camo. It would be light enough to let the wood and textiles attract the eyes instead of the walls.

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FYI Zolatone cannot be touched up like regular paint.
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You have to repaint it with the same paint and speical gun.
Not entirely true in my experience.

We Zolatone'd our trailer several years go and have been thrilled with the results. Touch-ups of small things like rivets are no problem - you just dab on the Zolatone with a small artist's brush, you don't brush it on like normal paint. The key is not mixing the color globules when doing so and having some Zolatone left over from the same batch - especially if it is a custom blended color. For small areas say 6"x6" to 12"x12" or so you can use a touch-up kit sprayer. But for a larger area or entire panel, it does require re-spraying. The good news is, it is so durable that rarely is an extreme touch-up required.

I also find "regular paint" can be tough to touch up invisibly after it's been in use for awhile - it fades, gets dirty and the sheen is often a telltale sign pointing at the patch. At least Zolatone with it's random pattern camouflages these.

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I mixed the Madusa

I liked the Madusa so well that I mixed it with another color because I did not want a neutral color. I know you will like the choice you made.
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I liked the Madusa so well that I mixed it with another color because I did not want a neutral color. I know you will like the choice you made.
Your color came out somewhat bluish didnt it?
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