Deafheaven":1ohgvcbu said:Hi, newbie here. Big fan of the Zolatone Marins and looking to pick one up after I've done my 94 Fisher Advance. Anyway, after looking through a number of posts on here about the impossibility of recreating Zolatone paint I thought i should say a few words that may offer some hope to make it a definite possibilty. I used to work on the now sadly departed Harrier aircraft and remember some parts being painted with something that VERY closely resembled the Zolatone finish. I think it was used as anti erosion paint on leading edge areas. It felt like rubber but had a perfectly smooth matt finish. I am going to ask at the paintshop at work tomorrow if the guys there might be able to get hold of some and try it out. I shall let my findings be known to you guys as soon as I can.
Sounds very similar zolatone seems to be used to protect rather than pretty up! I think it was Drew on hear that had found a similar match with an auto bumper paint. Then there was a guy who's mate had been perfecting replicating the finish with some pleasing results. I think I know the stuff you mean on the Harriers. I think I've seen it on Navy ships also... I'm a TV cameraman by trade and have spent a lot of time filming with the military, and its ringing a bell! I'd be interested in what you find out!