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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 19, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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has anyone used this sprayable trunk paint?

Zolatone no longer makes the GM trunk paint, and none of their similar types appeal to me. I refuse to use the spray can crap.

I found this - comes in a quart can like the old Zolatone. It says in the description a clear topcoat is not required.

https://www.camarocentral.com/Correc...t_p/pai-11.htm

It looks like it might be a decent paint. Any experience?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 19, 2:58 PM
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Re: has anyone used this sprayable trunk paint?

I'm not to the point of buying/using trunk paint, but it seems like these guys are fairly well recommended and a bit better on the price.
https://www.thepartsplaceinc.com/pro...ne-quart/96869

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Re: has anyone used this sprayable trunk paint?

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Zolatone no longer makes the GM trunk paint, and none of their similar types appeal to me. I refuse to use the spray can crap.

I found this - comes in a quart can like the old Zolatone. It says in the description a clear topcoat is not required.

https://www.camarocentral.com/Correc...t_p/pai-11.htm

It looks like it might be a decent paint. Any experience?

I used this stuff on my Wife's Nova. Runny, but very lumpy. The splatter is actually in little balls and when it hits the metal, it splatters. Prep is everything. I used gray self etching primer first, then put BLACK primer over the gray. Otherwise the gray will show through in spots if you don't get good coverage.
You cant spray this stuff through a normal paint gun, I had to bore out the spray tip to bigger size (like spraying undercoating) and bump up the PSI to around 100. I used the inexpensive NAPA brand gun. The tips can be replaced. I didn't clear coat the trunk after spraying the trunk it still looks great after 7 years of the wife beating it up. I was getting frustrated with the pint, when I turn up the pressure. Then I got the surprise of my life, It looked really well for a non-pro painter. Use it, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.


Look at the link. Since I used Photobucket during the project you have to now click on the picture to see it in the clear. By clicking the right arrow on the picture, it will take you backwards through the process on the trunk.


https://www.stevesnovasite.com/forum...=195701&page=9

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Re: has anyone used this sprayable trunk paint?

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Zolatone no longer makes the GM trunk paint, and none of their similar types appeal to me. I refuse to use the spray can crap.
I still use the Zolatone not a lot of colors anymore like they had years ago, Here is the Zolatone Gray Stone 20 Series 20-64 Splatter I used in a 1970 El camino with out any clear.

You can get this Gray in quarts, some of the colors now only come in gallons.
Bad thing is to get some of the colors you have to order a case of 4 gallons like I had to do with the 20-78 Dark Red last year.
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Re: has anyone used this sprayable trunk paint?

I had good results with the Partsplace trunk spatter. No clear coat required.

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