What is Polytrol?
Polytrol colour restorer is a deep penetrating oil that revives the colour and appearance of dull or tarnished plastics, gelcoats, metals and other surfaces.
Why should I use Polytrol?
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 and it also gives corrosion protection. When used on tarnished metals, it brings back the shine and gives long-term protection against corrosion.
It is simple to apply by using a cloth or soft brush and is ready to wipe off in just 10 minutes! It can be used on both horizontal and vertical surfaces and can even be used on fibreglass (GRP). Polytrol dries to a tough and long-lasting flexible finish which does not leave a film; this means it won’t peel or flake.
Polytrol colour restorer is available in various size tins as well as a handy 250ml spray can – great for quick application and difficult to reach areas.
How to apply Polytrol colour restorer
First you must prepare the surface. They must be clean, dry and free of dirt, grease, grime and mildew. All waxes, polishes, silicone etc. should be completely and thoroughly removed.
Treat any mildew with a 50:50 bleach and water solution. Scrub the solution on to the surface and allow it to stand for 10-15 minutes then rinse thoroughly.
Make sure to clean the surface thoroughly with warm soapy water or Net-Trol, rinse, then allow to dry for 24 hours.
For application onto plastic, gelcoats, tiles etc you simply apply the Polytrol via cloth or brush, allow it to work for 10 – 20 mins, wipe off the excess and then leave to dry.
If you are applying onto metal, use a fine wire wool (000 grade) soaked in Polytrol and allow it to work for 10-20 minutes. Wipe off any excess Polytrol with a clean lint-free cloth and leave to dry.
- Do not apply in direct sunlight or on to hot surfaces.
- Apply between 5°C and 35°C.
- Do not allow excess Polytrol to dry and create a film on the surface (always remove excess product).
- Do not use Polytrol on white surfaces.
Gallery & Inspiration
Take a look at a few of our favourite passed blog posts, where customers have used Polytrol on their projects;
- How to revive a composite front door
- Land Rover paint work revived with Polytrol
- Polytrol used to revive a narrowboat
For more information on Polytrol, head to our product page, here.