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If you seriously want to remove all the Zolatone, you could sandblast or media-blast the fuselage but it's big job. I wouldn't use solvents. Many solvents will go through pinholes in the glass and eat away the foam.


Just rough up the surface and respray. Probably the easiest thing.

Cozy IV N13AM-750 hrs, Long-EZ-85 hrs and sold

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Zolatone (and other similar products) are used by so many because they bring special properties to the interior finishing process. The "speckle-paint" effect camoflages any glass transition areas (such as corner tapes) and makes the almost unnoticable.


I considered working toward a smooth interior surface until I saw how noticable those transition areas were and experienced the amount of work required to fill all the weave and smooth the glass transitions.


I don't think there's anything wrong with your approach, and if you feel there's enough value - go for it. That's the beauty of these canard aircraft; we're free (in most countries at least) to make customize them to fit our own tastes and preferences. I would just suggest you consider that, as with most mods, this one may take longer than you think.


Phil - Long-ez project Milwaukee


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...Kent, i`m interested to smooth the surface with micro soo, is there posibility to make this job only with sanding and after that apply micro?

If the existing Zolatone is firmly attached, micro will probably stick to it just fine but I am not encouraging you to do the whole interior. That job fits my vision of hell. :bad:


Perhaps you only need to fill and sand around the ugliest spots and respray the interior. Zolatone needs a primer--try to find a primer similar in color. Lots of folks also recommend a clearcoat over the Zolatone to keep it looking good. Be sure to clean the surfaces well where your arms and body have rested before you start other work. Google "Zolatone paint" and you will find lots of discussion among the Airstream trailer crowd like this:


Cozy IV N13AM-750 hrs, Long-EZ-85 hrs and sold

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