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Old 10-30-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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What is the best Paint Remover for Zolatone?

I know I have seen it before in a post but I was unable to come up with it. I hope someone can help me out. Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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What is Zilatone?
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:17 PM   #3
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zolatone is the paint used in airstreams before 1966ish, a textured multi-colored paint. We used several different paint strippers. Ours also had multiple layers of latex house paint over it so results may be different. I first tried the Orange stripper which would break down one layer of the latex or so, really slow. Ended up using a really strong paint stripper I got at home depot. Worked great. Several of the airstream restoration shops (Vintage Trailer Supply, etc) carry paint strippers that others have used that works well from what others have said. Either way its a messy job, make sure to protect yourself with a respirator, good gloves and eye protection.
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He said Zila - NOT Zola!! ...butI did google that and it was something for the liver....
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Having stripped all the Zolatone from my interior, I've used all of them I'm pretty sure. Citristrip is by far the most user friendly, but Aircraft Paint Remover is the best for getting paint off. APR is really nasty stuff and I'd be very hesitant to use it inside, but it does work the best. Still about a three application process to get all the Zolatone off for me.

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Old 10-30-2010, 09:14 PM   #6
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No wonder I couldn't find it! I guess the search engine doesn't do predictive text! The interior has not been repainted I just want to remove the ZOLATONE. Thanks
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Well...Now that we've got it spelled right you can try out these videos and see if there is anything about removal.

YouTube - Cleaning Zolatone Polomyx Airless PXA
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