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Old 10-23-2016, 07:54 PM   #1
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Removing paint from walls of Airstream

Is it possible to remove white paint that was painted on the interior walls of an Airstream and return it to what it looked like from the factory? This is on a 1971 Airstream. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the material on the walls inside the trailer is called Zolatone. It was originally a light tan color as the person did not paint it inside the closets and it is still visible in there. If possible, I'd like a way to return the living area and bedroom to that same look.
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I think Zolatone was on 50's and early 60's trailers. Mine has vinyl covered aluminum, so should yours. I doubt you'll be able to get the paint off if it was applied on a clean, primed surface.
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I think Zolatone was on 50's and early 60's trailers. Mine has vinyl covered aluminum, so should yours. I doubt you'll be able to get the paint off if it was applied on a clean, primed surface.
Oh okay, thanks. It probably is vinyl then. I wasn't sure what it was.

Is yours painted? If so, what color? The person that painted this painted it white, and it shows everything.
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Mine is not painted except for just a few inches around the air conditioner. It's white and it shows every mark.
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I have a 66 TW and the inside was painted over with a dark green by the previous owner. I am stripping all the paint down to the vinyl with orange stripper which is working well. You have to let it work long enough and not to scrape too hard or you can damage the vinyl. Then I'll sand it and paint.
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I have a 66 TW and the inside was painted over with a dark green by the previous owner. I am stripping all the paint down to the vinyl with orange stripper which is working well. You have to let it work long enough and not to scrape too hard or you can damage the vinyl. Then I'll sand it and paint.
Are you using Citristrip?

How does the vinyl look underneath the paint?
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