Car paintwork revived with Polytrol

Land Rover paint work revived with Polytrol

A customer recently sent some before and after shots of a project completed on their 15 year old Land Rover. They used Polytrol to restore the shine to paintwork on the exterior. It’s not a long and laborious job, quite the contrary!

Restore shine to paintwork with Polytrol

Using Polytrol couldn’t be easier. Firstly, you need to clean the surface using soapy water and allow it to dry (you can also use Net-Trol for cleaning). Next, you simply apply a generous layer of Polytrol with a brush or cloth. Then, leave it for 10-20 minutes and finally wipe off any excess to leave a revived surface. We would recommend that you work in areas that can be completed in 10-20 minutes to ensure even coverage.

restore shine to paintwork using Polytrol

Polytrol is a deep penetrating oil which restores the original colour and appearance of dull or tarnished plastics, gelcoats, metals and more. It penetrates the surface, re-wetting the pigments to restore their lustre and colour which has been lost through exposure to sunlight, rain and pollution. It also gives corrosion protection.

It’s not only for use on faded plastics and paintwork either, it has a whole heap of uses. When used on tarnished metals, it brings back the shine and gives long-term protection against corrosion. Polytrol can even be used on fibreglass (GRP) making it perfect for such a wide variety of uses. It’s even perfectly safe to use on children’s garden equipment too. Great for dealing with the sun-faded playhouse and slide!

We hope you found this post on a Land Rover’s paintwork revived with Polytrol interesting. If you have any other advice or top tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. We love hearing from you!

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9 thoughts on “Land Rover paint work revived with Polytrol

  1. Hi i have a 17 meter yatch to paint which the owner tells me he hqs been applying polytrol on the gelcoat hull my question is how do you remove the polytrol so we can paint the hull

    1. Hi there,
      I have passed your question onto our technical team and will have an answer for you as soon as possible.
      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

    2. Hi there,
      Our technical guys have said that Dilunett would be the best product to remove Polytrol from the yacht hull. If you need nay advice about applying it then don’t hesitate to ask.
      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

      1. Hi – would Dilunett be the best product to remove Polytrol off any surface SAFELY, without damaging any paintwork underneath? ie. A narrowboat
        Many thanks in advance

        1. Hi there Ric,

          When paint is underneath dried Polytrol, Aquanett ( ) is often the better choice as it will remove the Polytrol but not the paint underneath. It is always worth testing on a small area first whichever option you choose – sample sizes are available for both these products and can be found on the product pages.

          If you have further questions, please feel free to call us directly on: 01582 592707 or email us at: where our technical team will be able to assist you further.

          All the best,
          The Owatrol Team

          1. Thank you – I see your webpage for ‘Aquanett’ mentions removing Polytrol off WOOD surfaces. Will it remove oils off METAL surfaces too? ie a narrowboat. If not, please can you recommend a product to do this.
            Many thanks

          2. Hi again Ric,

            A member of our technical team will be emailing you shortly to assist you with your further queries.

            All the best,
            The Owatrol Team

  2. Would this work on lacquered paint work (car) that has started to peel off exposing paint underneath lacquer to fade, i.e would this bring back shine instead of having car re lacquered

    1. Hi there Alan,

      Polytrol could work for this purpose so long as the colour is not white. To get an effective shine you will need to buff the surface with a lint-free polishing cloth after you have finished the application process. We recommend purchasing a 100ml sample pot for £6 with free postage and testing it out first:

      All the best,
      The Owatrol Team

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