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Old 11-14-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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Painting interior on my '61

Does anyone have any tricks on the best way to strip pait from a 61 Sovereign? Some one painted it with some sort of rough texture pait that is peeling. I want to repaint but need to know what is best way to remove and what to repaint with.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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What kind of chemical to use to Strip the paint depends on what kind of paint they used. There are a lot of commercial strippers. Some are flammable and others are not friendly to humans. Go to a good paint store. Originally, the interior of your 61 was painted with a speckle paint. The decision you need to make is: whether you want to restore the trailer or customize it to your personal taste.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:10 PM   #3
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It looks like a laytex paint with sand in it. I plan on customizing the trailer somewhat. Not planning on going back original.
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Is it one color with specks of other colors in it? If so it is zolatone paint and original to the trailer. Usually this paint is extremely durable and if in good condition I would recommend keeping it. If it is not multicolored than it is probably a previous owner's paint job. I had to remove the interior panels anyway so when they were out of the trailer I washed and sanded them to prep them before applying paint. On the door panel I did remove the paint using citristrip but it took 3 coatings to completely strip the paint. I could not imagine stripping the whole trailer but I am sure people have!
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I dont think it is the factory paint....peeling way to bad to be.
Looks like i have my work cut out for me. I also have found pictures where people don't paint the inside and have it polished.
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