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Old 08-02-2015, 05:50 AM   #1
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flaking zolatone in 1954 Safari

Continue to struggle with the interior paint. Followed suggestion of Melody Ranch and removed overhead bins but vacuuming ceiling and walls also yields a shower of white flakes. Our hope was to be as minimalist as possible with this trailer. We just want to use and enjoy it for a bit and still leave it as near original condition as possible so it can still be more completely restored later. Anyway, it seems apparent that even scrubbing and more vacuuming is not going to make the interior useable. We have begun taking out the interior wood and appliances and know we will have to repaint. We still prefer not to strip to bare metal (using respirators but still respiratory concerns for one member of the team). Does anyone have suggestions for preparing the zolatone for painting? Will new zolatone adhere and stop the flaking? What cleaners and prep steps are good? Having done all the prep we will probably spray conventional zolatone despite the respiratory issues but the idea of rolling on volatone flex is tempting. Does anyone have experience with this? Would it adhere? Would it stand the temperature variations in the trailer? Can we get a color /texture that is fairly authentic? Would It hold up to normal cleaning, say a wipe down with mild cleaner 3 or 4 times a year? Some lively and critical opinions are appreciated. Thanks!
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