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Old 07-22-2012, 05:50 PM   #21
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I worry about medusa grey being too dark alone..maybe mix with silver grey.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:26 PM   #22
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Crunch time on the paint selection since Uwe needs to order the paint today!

We really like the 50/50 colors like Rob Baker used, but I worry about the look. Perhaps silver gray may end up being the best choice. Uwe is calling Colin Hyde about his thoughts and then we will make a choice.
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I very much like the Medusa.

I also worked for a Zolatone contractor in several high end homes for a few months doing the incredibly tedious prep work some twenty-plus years ago. And the final job was in a set of public rooms where I was to meet with others for a period of years in a volunteer organization. The surfaces held up very well, the three-tone was always a welcome as background to other colors in the rooms (carpet, changed several times, plus drapes/blinds, then chairs and other) and I was always secretly proud to have been involved in making some ugly old office space into something grand (our time was donated and materials were at wholesale). I am no fan of bare interior aluminum (except as trim) and Zolatone would be my very first choice. 3,4 or 5 color would be a palette from which to work for several decades.

Like an Airstream itself, the choice of ZT, alone, is the important one.

Let me add that a lighting plan (fixture placement, not just type) will be what matters after application for the full effect. Cool versus warm, etc (with real depth inside of that).

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After Uwe had a chance to speak with Colin Hyde about Rob's zolatone, we decided to go with silver grey. There was no way we were going to come close to Rob's SOTR and we picked a color that resembles a raw aluminum interior (which is what we wanted, but cost prevented).

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I think you made the right choice anyway... Awaiting pictures . Just out of curiosity why couldn't you replicate Robs SOTR?
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Rob's paint job was not a 100% zolatone job. It was sprayed with a base color of latex paint, and then the two zolatone colors were sprayed as a splatter coat over the top. Uwe and I both think that the silver grey was the way to go. I have a bunch of pics of everything masked off and ready for spraying which happens on Sat and Sun.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:24 AM   #27
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Correction

First, we used a self etching "Almond colored" primer. We then shot the 50-50 blend of Zolatone. With the aluminum, a good self etching primer is key to it not falling off. So far, 5 years later, it's as solid as it was when sprayed on, and easy to clean! With 4 boys and one on the way, the easy cleaning was our main concern.
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