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Old 05-12-2004, 02:44 PM   #1
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Removing paint from Zolatone....

This is my first posting as I'm new to this site. I just bought a 1957 '22 Caravanner Custom and the whole inside have been (not the cabinets) with white paint. I want to strip it safely to expose the Zolatone. If it's too messy I will have it re sprayed with the Zolatone. Has anyone striped off the paint and been happey with the origanil Zolatone?
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
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Won't happen unless you have a thin water based paint on it.

Is that the one that cudaroy sold on e-bay?
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Old 05-12-2004, 04:31 PM   #3
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Yep

Wow, you're good. I bought my '57 from Conrad sight unseen but I did get additional pics and the seller seems to be a nice guy and has been known to sell good trailers. I'm still trying to figure how to get her to Los Angeles with out taking out a second Mortg on my home. I would love some thoughts on my trailer. I also want to replace the window next to the Door as it's not stock.
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Old 05-12-2004, 06:32 PM   #4
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David I;

I have been trying to do the same thing. I have been using one panel and sampling different strippers. None have taken it down to bare metal yet with one application. All have removed the latex paint but left the Zolatone Polamyx faded looking. I have emailed Zolatone for suggestions today and if they reply, I will post their reply.

And welcome to THE Airstreamforums. Keep us informed on your adventure.

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Old 05-12-2004, 08:22 PM   #5
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I will be trying to strip down to the zolatone on my 59 as well. Trying to take off the zolatone would be a major challenge. At least finding a safe way would be hard. I would think the paint remover that takes the clean coat off and warns you to wear a positive pressure respirator would take it off. I do not plan on doing so. I will either re paint or repanel using the old ones as patterns or some of each. There are some amazing aluminum sheet products out there. Makes you wonder why AS, Inc makes those ugly pastel interiors.
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what did u think of the '57 Custom I'm getting?
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Where is the trailer

David,

Where is the trailer? Any pictures? You can try this site, as it's a good hauling site and decent priced.

http://www.ytmag.com/cgi-bin/haulquery.pl

They are into hauling antique tractors, but I'm sure can haul an Airstream too.

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