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Old 04-18-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
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Removal of Zolatone Paint from Interior Walls of '54 Wanderer

Hi, Everyone -

Does anybody have any advice on how to strip original Volatone paint from the interior walls of a vintage AS trailer in a way that doean't damage the underlying aluminum? The trailer in question has been completely gutted at this point.

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Old 04-18-2007, 10:20 AM   #2
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Zolatone can usually be removed by using Kleen Strip. Be careful with the stuff - it's pretty nasty but it will do the job. You can also do a search for stripper on the forums - you'll end up with lots of info. Good luck!
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I just stripped my 53 Flying Cloud. We used Jasco paint stripper with a #1 steel wool and a towel. This seemed to work best for us. We also removed the interior skin, which made it easier. I hope this helps. Good luck
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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I just stripped my 53 Flying Cloud. We used Jasco paint stripper with a #1 steel wool and a towel. This seemed to work best for us. We also removed the interior skin, which made it easier. I hope this helps. Good luck
Wow. That sounds like quite an undertaking. Is it really necessary to remove the interior skin - say, for example, to be able to hit the crevices and shhet overlays - or did you do that just to expedite the work?

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Wow. That sounds like quite an undertaking. Is it really necessary to remove the interior skin - say, for example, to be able to hit the crevices and shhet overlays - or did you do that just to expedite the work?

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Yes it was quite a job. Full retro fit. I did it for 2 reasons. I had little critters living in the trailer walls that was giving off a real bad smell. The other reason it was easier to scrape the domes. But if you don't have to remove the inner shell, I wouldn't. You just might open a can of worms.
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Yes it was quite a job. Full retro fit. I did it for 2 reasons. I had little critters living in the trailer walls that was giving off a real bad smell. The other reason it was easier to scrape the domes. But if you don't have to remove the inner shell, I wouldn't. You just might open a can of worms.
Thanks for the further insight. You're right. I don't want to open the walls up. And I don't have any funny smells/critters. So, knock on wood.

Good luck with it all!
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I just stripped my 53 Flying Cloud. We used Jasco paint stripper with a #1 steel wool and a towel. This seemed to work best for us. We also removed the interior skin, which made it easier. I hope this helps. Good luck
Stripping down the bath of the Trade Wind and plan on leaving it naked aluminum. Didn't you get swirl marks with the steel wool?
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you will get swirl marks unless you go all in the same direction.

we used #2 or #3 then finished with 0000. lacquer thinner is a must.

dip the steel wool in it, then use this to remove the stripper... then again with rags and lacq thinner till its clean.

after its all done you can come back with CLR (calc, lime, rust) and 0000 SWool and 'comb' it out to get a factory brushed finish.

here's some pics of how it turned out.
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Stripping down the bath of the Trade Wind and plan on leaving it naked aluminum. Didn't you get swirl marks with the steel wool?

Yes we got swirls, but we repainted it with zollotne paint, so it didn't matter to us. 59er has the right idea, if you are going to leave it bear. That was to much work for me and to modern looking for our taste. Good luck
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Yes we got swirls, but we repainted it with zollotne paint, so it didn't matter to us.----

How did you prep the bare aluminum prior to repaint? Did you use the water base Zolatone? How difficult was it? Did the results meet your expectations?
My trailer is currently completely gutted and although I could probably clean the interior acceptably at this time, I'm contemplating a color change and the Zolatone liturature makes me wonder if it might be too dificult to achieve a consistant result.
Thanks for any insight you may be able to provide.
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How did you prep the bare aluminum prior to repaint? Did you use the water base Zolatone? How difficult was it? Did the results meet your expectations?
My trailer is currently completely gutted and although I could probably clean the interior acceptably at this time, I'm contemplating a color change and the Zolatone liturature makes me wonder if it might be too dificult to achieve a consistant result.
Thanks for any insight you may be able to provide.
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Hi Dennis, Take a look at Norcalbambi's thread. He did a repaint and color change with Zolatone. I have seen the results. It looks fabulous !
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Thanks Chris!We did repaint the zolotone in our 1963 Bambi. To prep it all we did was scrub the walls with 409, rinse well and repaint. Stuck like glue! We were very pleased with the results. Spraying is a bit tricky, but with the right equipment it will work well. We learned one lesson the hard way, don't try to skimp on the paint... purchase enough plus a little. You won't regret it!Zolotone comes in many, many hundreds of colors, so if you ask or even look at the zolotone web site, there are more than you might see there! About everything you might want! Good luck.Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis ~ from the Great State of Jefferson)
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