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Old 03-10-2008, 05:29 PM   #15
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I think I started with 150 then fine sanded with 250, but if you call Zolatone they may have more specific recommendations. I would degrease the inside first so you don't sand/grind contaminents deeper into the old Zolatone, (I don't remember the brand degreaser I used, but any auto paint supply can recommend) Make sure you wear a dust mask while sanding. And don't forget some type of prep cleaner after sanding and before painting. Yes, you should definitely ask up front about Zolatone and if they are unaware of the produce with no experience, don't use them (even if they are willing to learn) I think Zolatone has many marine applications so you may want to search for marine painters.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:08 PM   #16
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Any tips you can share with the rest of us? We will be doing our '56 this spring...

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A couple of months late...but we are planning on doing ours this weekend.
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Use the Camille White, #20-54,
We are using a custom mixed color - the Camille White is just too light for our liking - looks nice in your pics though! I'll post pictures as we go along in our restoration thread.

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Old 07-02-2009, 01:34 PM   #17
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Any suggestions for a Zolotone painter in TriState NY Area? I'm getting close to painting my 56. Thanks all.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:51 PM   #18
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How about DIY? It's not difficult...it actually was much easier than we thought it would be.

If you already have a air compressor, the paint spray pot can be purchased at Harbor Freight/ebay for about $80...the rest is all materials which you will pay for whether you hire someone or DIY. Here's a list of our materials & tools...start at about post #271 for pics.

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Old 07-02-2009, 05:20 PM   #19
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Shari,
You guys did a wonderful job. I just became a master rivert driver, but I'm not sure about master painter
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:46 PM   #20
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You guys did a wonderful job.
Thanks, but we had never done it before either. Zolatone is pretty tough to mess up - that's one of it's greatest assets - it covers up all the extra rivets and minor imperfections on the panels and is super easy to patch or touch-up. When riveting, a "boo-boo" can screw up an entire panel - not so with Zolatone, if you don't like the way it looks - just go over it again.

IMO it's expensive enough without having to pay somebody else to spray it. Go for it! You'll wonder why you wavered after you're done ~ seriously, it was one of the easier projects we've done.

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Old 07-03-2009, 09:13 AM   #21
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Any suggestions for a Zolotone painter in TriState NY Area?
Check out Chevy Avenue Restorations Located in North Norwich, NY

They painted Rob&Zoe Bakers Legendary "Sovereign of the Road" and the results are beautiful.
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very frightened

We have a 62 Trade Wind and were hoping to repaint without removing all the cabinetry and without stripping down to bare metal. We were planning to go with Zolatone, but reading this thread, we are getting very frightened.

Our Airstream doesn't need a whole lot of interior restoration. Is there something we could do to repaint that might involved a roller?

Thanks for your help.
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