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Old 01-21-2014, 08:08 AM   #1
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Zolotone removal

anybody know the best and easiest way to rempove the zolotone paint from my interior... what stripper to use or another way

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Old 01-21-2014, 08:18 AM   #2
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Aircraft stripper…not the environment-friendly kind. Zolotone is tough stuff.

What are you planning on having instead? If paint - you can just paint over Zolotone, if raw/polished aluminum, that's a huge amount of work! Good luck!

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Old 01-21-2014, 09:19 AM   #3
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i wanted to strip and and have a brushed copper look on the endcaps

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Old 01-21-2014, 09:56 AM   #4
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One thing that I think gets overlooked about zolatone is it's insulation properties. Not sure any specs, but when it's cold out if you touch the bare side it's cold, while the zolatone is much less. I would argue that it provides a thermal break of sorts from the skin outside.
It's durability/ scratch resistance is amazing. If mine did not have it, I would have sought out something exactly like it. It is so forgiving and no doubt has stood the test of time. I actually even like the color and texture (unlike the, to me, too dark tone of the wood laminate). The texture even adds some "warmth" in preventing a too sterile look like a walk in fridge.
I think about it like appliances. Stainless steel looks good, but shows dents and fingerprints and requires more maintenance. But, the aluminum and copper will, I'm sure look great. Would love to see your progress and wonder how you will do the copper. Once I get into the interior resto, I have planned to try to embellish the end caps with a riveted aluminum to mirror the outer, but just the end caps.
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for what its worth

Add up your time and costs to strip.
I found that it was cheaper on both accounts...especially the labor....to pull the interior panels and replace them with new metal. 4 x 8 5052 was 33 dollars. Use the old panels for patterns. The end caps I had soda blasted. Then I came back and Zolatoned the caps. The new metal can be left un painted or done any novel way you want.
Your going to have to pull the interior anyway for wiring and insulation....something to consider.
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Add up your time and costs to strip.
I found that it was cheaper on both accounts...especially the labor....to pull the interior panels and replace them with new metal.
I had the same thought...especially for a "polished" interior.

BTW, not sure of the year of the subject trailer...some 60's have fiberglass/plastic end caps, in which case stripping with Aircraft stripper or replacing panels may not be appropiate though.

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