One of the most overlooked areas of a repainted car is the trunk, which is usually pretty well worn from extensive use. A factory applied coat of Zolatone in the trunk of your classic is normal, but it tends to wear out. If you use your trunk as much as some people, you’ll probably need to refurbish the trunk liner; this was the case with our Gumout giveaway ’65 Chevy Impala.
The task of “Zolatoning” the trunk of the ’65 was not as difficult as we thought. In fact, if you’re a do-it-yourself kind of person, you can repair the surface at home without paying the big bucks to a shop (usually $200 or more). You will need a few items, including an air compressor, spray gun, mask, sandpaper, masking paper and a well-ventilated work area.
The boys at Duran’s Quality Painting in Baldwin Park, California, showed us how to apply Zolatone. It only took a few hours to prepare and shoot the liner coating. What actually took the longest during this tech was the drying time, as it takes a full 24 hours for Zolatone to cure. Now let us show you how the pros at Duran’s do the Zolatone.