Home > VansAirForceForums

-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

Old 02-19-2020, 06:42 AM
Jetmart Jetmart is offline
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Posts: 304

Originally Posted by snopercod View Post
I'm a big fan of Zolatone. It's very durable. My "Apollo Gray" is not "busy" at all. It IS, however, a pain to spray. You have to spray it twice: One to do the background and again to do the splatters.
Any chance you can post or send pictures of your sprayed interior. I'm interested in that color.
Glenn Martin
Windsor, Ontario
1942 Tiger Moth
2017 Waco YMF-5
Kit # 140694
Started October 22, 2019
Engine, prop, and cowling to complete
2021 Dues Paid
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2020, 07:58 AM
flysrv10 flysrv10 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 295

Try Sherwin William's new interior coating: https://industrial.sherwin-williams....e-coating.html. Report back if you use it!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2020, 12:30 PM
woxofswa woxofswa is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mesa Arizona
Posts: 631

For metal interior pieces I had a lot of them powder coated with hammered finish. Looks great and very durable. I get
Lots of compliments on it. If I had it to do again I would have done a lot more pieces like the tunnel sides and floor boards.
Myron Nelson
Mesa, AZ
RV-10 N24EV
KITPLANES Contributing Editor
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2021, 01:23 PM
paulmiller's Avatar
paulmiller paulmiller is offline
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Calgary and Spruce Creek
Posts: 125
Default Zolatone interior on Lancair Legacy

Some of us are considering dumping the upholstered look and going to this Zolatone finish from a newly completed Lancair Legacy. We have some samples being tested on another aircraft. I did not do the work but I believe it was clear coated. I thought this might be a helpful shot. You can see texture in the back.[IMG][/IMG]
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2021, 02:04 PM
wcalvert's Avatar
wcalvert wcalvert is offline
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Anacortes Wa
Posts: 162
Default Camo paint

This is not textured, but the splatter effect breaks up the surface and looks nice. You see this finish on fishing boat interiors where there's lots of blood and guts on the deck...

Base color here is a light grey, with black and white splatters. Shoot the grey normally, let it dry just a little (10 mins) and then splatter with the spray cup loose and the pressure too low. Hold the gun back and work it on 'til it looks good.

Now the kicker... Rustoleum enamel in the qt can from HD over primer. Been super durable and repairable, qt cans are about $8.

Build on
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	paint.pdf
Views:	61
Size:	5.97 MB
ID:	7167  Click image for larger version

Name:	paint1.pdf
Views:	42
Size:	6.54 MB
ID:	7168  
RV-7 Tipper
Bill (Wild) VA-165 '90-'93
Anacortes, Wa

Start 2/19 Emp complete 4/19 Wings complete 11/19 Fuse complete 6/20 Finish kit Complete 8/20 Electric/Avionics complete 9/20 Engine 2/21 truckin' on...
- Been there, Donated 2021
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2021, 03:39 PM
andrewtac andrewtac is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Friendswood TX
Posts: 315

I did my rudder tops in zolotone then put clear on, not sure if I will clear the rest of the inside. I figured the clear would add some durability to the rudder pedals.
Mark Andrew Tacquard

RV8 N189DK
RV10 in progress
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2021, 08:07 PM
RVDan RVDan is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 873

Sherwin Williams Polane T is designed to be spatter painted. It is a urethane paint. The technique is to apply a normally thinned coat for color coverage, followed immediately by an unthinned coat that spatters. You will need to experiment to get the effect you are after. This is used in commercial airplanes. Google it to get the TDS and MDS sheets.
Dan Morris
Frederick, MD
Hph 304CZ
RV6 built and sold
N199EC RV6A flying
Retired Aerospace Engineer and A&P/IA
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:40 PM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.