Re: Experience Spraying Zolatone?

Bruce Crain

If you use Zolatone don’t stir it!  Just roll the container over and over until it is mixed.  If you stir it you will get colors mixing and streaking.  That’s from 26 years ago so I may not be correct anymore. Check with the store you bought the paint.
Bruce Crain

On Oct 10, 2022, at 9:07 PM, Mike Steinsland <MIKESKUSTOMS@...> wrote:

One pointer with spray bombs....
Take your time building up the coverage, 2 or 3 coats do a way better job than 1 coat.
Try and do it in one coat and you'll probably get runs.


On Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 10:03 PM Mike Steinsland <mikeskustoms@...> wrote:
I've used zolatone a lot over the years in car restorations.
Dave hit on an important point. It should be clear coated AFTER it has time to dry to the touch.
It is porous and it is sensitive to solvents and can wipe off. The clear will seal it.

How many rattle cans did you use Dave?

On Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 9:37 PM Dave Dugas via <> wrote:
I just used a trunk paint that I got from Walmart. It's a flat finish that is a spatter paint, and comes in a spray can. I sealed it when it dried with a clear gloss lacquer so it's easier to clean.
Dave D 

On Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 9:15 PM, Robert Schmid
<robert@...> wrote:
I am maybe a week away from wanting to apply the finish coat to my interior, and it looks like Zolatone is the preferred paint. Not having much spray experience, any tips? Can I do this with one of the HVLP Paint Sprayers I can get online or at Home Depot? Or do I need to get a pro in here?

Thanks for your thoughts and advice, would like a good looking and lasting interior finish, but maybe I am overthinking this and just get some Rustoleum ;-) 
Robert "TheFrisco" Schmid
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Mike Steinsland

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