Polytrol

Colour restorer for dull or faded surfaces including car trims

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Polytrol 1L with 250ml Spray Can
  • Restores the colour and appearance of dull and faded surfaces caused by exposure to sunlight, rain and pollution
  • Deep penetrating oil that restores the original look and

    finish to gelcoat, plastic, metal and other surfaces

  • Protects against corrosion and blemishes
  • On bare metals Polytrol restores the shine and protects against corrosion
  • Now available in a handy 250ml spray can

Polytrol is a deep penetrating oil which restores the original colour and appearance of dull or tarnished plastics, gelcoats, metals, and other surfaces.

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.

Simple to apply using a cloth or soft brush, it’s 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 – so it won’t peel or flake.

Polytrol is now available in a handy 250ml spray can, great for quick application and difficult to reach areas. Please see the directions for use to find out how to apply it.

Ideal Uses for Polytrol Colour Restorer

  • Brightening faded car bumpers
  • Reviving the gelcoat on your boat
  • Restoring the shine to metal fixtures
  • Rejuvenating flat or chalky paint dulled by weathering
  • Brightening the surface of tiles in stone, terracotta, marble, slate, etc.
  • Reviving the colour of faded garage doors

Restrictions

DO NOT use Polytrol on white surfaces, it will not work as Polytrol is designed to restore pigments.

Always read the Polytrol Product Information before using and follow the instructions carefully.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces 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.

Using Polytrol on plastic, gelcoat, tiles, painted surfaces etc.

Clean the surface with warm soapy water or Net-Trol, rinse thoroughly and allow it to dry for a minimum of 24 hours depending on the surface.

Using Polytrol on stone, brick, etc.

Clean the surface with Net-Trol, rinse thoroughly and allow it to dry for a minimum of 24 hours depending on the surface.

Using Polytrol on metal

Clean the surface with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly or use an appropriate solvent (follow manufacturer’s instructions). Leave the surface to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.

Application of Polytrol Colour Restorer

General directions

Always work in areas that can be completed 10-20 minutes to ensure an even appearance. If the surface absorbs the Polytrol unevenly (i.e. some matt and some shiny patches) move any surplus oil from shiny areas to matt areas. Wipe off any excess Polytrol with a lint-free cloth before it becomes tacky. For a shinier finish, buff the surface with a lint-free polishing cloth.

When using the Polytrol 250ml spray can, simply spray on liberally, wipe off any excess and leave to dry.

Applying Polytrol to plastic, gelcoat, tiles, painted surfaces etc.

Apply Polytrol liberally and evenly with a brush or cloth. Allow it to work for 10-20 minutes. Wipe off any excess with a clean lint-free cloth. Leave it to dry.

Applying Polytrol to stone, brick, etc.

Apply Polytrol liberally and evenly with a brush or cloth and leave it to work for 10-20 minutes. Brush out or wipe off any excess Polytrol with a clean lint-free cloth. Leave it to dry.

Applying Polytrol to metal

Apply Polytrol using 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. Leave to dry.

Note: Polytrol is not a surface coating. Its place is in the surface, not on top.

Maintenance

Maintenance is due when a Polytrol treated surfaces shows signs of fading. Prepare and re-treat surfaces as directed above.

Clean Up

Clean any tools used with white spirit. Polytrol is non-flammable, however any rags, steel wool etc. soaked in Polytrol may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Rags, steel wool etc must be saturated with water after use or placed in a sealed, water-filled metal container, before disposing of them with household waste. Rags may be laid flat and air-dried before discarding.

Things to Remember

  • Cover and protect everything you do not wish to treat.
  • Apply between +5°C and +35°C.
  • Do not apply in direct sunlight or on to hot surfaces.
  • 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.

170 reviews for Polytrol

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    John Lewis

    Last week I purchased a 500 ml tin of your Polytrol to restore our 18-year-old composite (plastic coated) front door. With carriage it cost me £22, the best investment I have made for many a year – door now looks like new! Thank you.

    Easy to apply after thoroughly cleaning the door, Polytrol applied over sections of door with a soft/clean rag and excess wiped away asap, final polish after a couple of hours (warmish day). My only struggle – getting the tin open!

    I’m now looking for something else to refurbish with the rest of the Polytrol!

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    David

    Ex product . Black composite Door looks brand new
    10 min s to apply . Incredible !!!

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    Eileen

    I am absolutely amazed at this product. I thought I would need a new composite door at a cost of £1,500++ as it was so faded and scratched. I bought this Owatrol colour restorer after seeing it on YouTube.
    Applied it with a cloth after thoroughly rubbing it down with a washing up scourer. Took about 20 minutes to apply. My door looks as good as new. Fantastic product.
    Photos show before and after.

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    Pete

    Brilliant stuff! Didn’t quite believe all the amazing reviews but did a fantastic job bringing our 17 year old badly faded wood effect GRP garage door back to life! Only used about half a 500ml tin, just washed the door, let dry and then wiped it in with a cloth. That was it and wow, what a difference in the before and after pictures!

    • Owatrol Team

      Owatrol Team

      Hi there Pete,

      Thanks so much for the lovely review!
      We would love to see and share your before and after pictures – would you be happy to send them over to us at sales@owatroluk.com ?
      Thanks again.

      All the best,
      The Owatrol Team

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    Joan Grant

    I recently used Polytrol on a navy blue composite front door and I’m delighted with the result! Its a fantastic product and I thought you might like to see my before and after pictures.

    Thanks for an amazing product.

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    Fran Woodhouse

    Polytrol arrived today and has made a huge difference to our Composite front door which was in rather a sorry state before.

    I have attached some before and after photos in case you are interested!

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    J C GENT

    I purchased this product about 3 months ago and tried it out during the lockdown period. I applied it to the grey upvc surrounds to my windows, which are 4 years old and have suffered quite badly from the intense sunlight and heat that I get on both my balcony in the morning and in my backyard in the afternoon. I found that the product was about 90% successful in restoring the colour – perhaps the surrounds were a little too in far gone in patches to be any better. The material itself was easy enough to apply and the finish is really good and lasting. So I would recommend it notwithstanding the caveat above.

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    John Whitfield

    Purchased a Litre tin some 2 years ago , I have a plastic wood grained garage door , couldn’t find anything that after application that lasted long, I live in a coastal area and the salt air is so damaging, I spotted this product and duly ordered , it takes me about 25 minutes to apply to my door , the results are transforming although I have to apply further coats probably about 3 to 4 times a year due to the severe weather conditions , I redid it again today with my last drop of the product and have just reordered another litre, there are 9 other garages in our block, they use just a car product for bumpers and they fade within 4 weeks of a refurb, highly delighted with your product ,many thanks .

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    Jo

    I used polytrol on my narrowboat one side came out perfectly..the other is patchy full & streaky.
    After speaking with Ken, I’ve redone the polytrol with a brush instead of a cloth as he suggested & it came out perfectly!! Thank you so much ! Jo

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    Duncan Francis Verified Owner

    I was about to fork out £360 on having a badly faded garage door uPVC spray painted and then stumbled across Owatrol Polytrol. Despite the positive reviews, I still had my doubts, but at one tenth the price of a respray decided to shell out for a litre of the stuff in a “What-the-hell-let’s-give-it-a-go” moment. Well, even the positive reviews don’t do Polytrol justice. It’s ridiculously easy to apply, easy to clean up after and has left my garage door (and the door seals, which I also treated) looking as good as (if not better than) new. An outstanding product. I’d have no hesitation in using it again and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it.

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Coverage: 18m2 per litre
Tools: Soft brush or rag, fine wire wool for metal
Suitable for: Exterior & Interior use
Clean up: White Spirits
Drying Time: 10-20 mins (leave for 24 hours before use)
Restrictions: Polytrol restores pigments so cannot be used on white surfaces
Suitable Surfaces: Plastics, gelcoats, GRP (fibreglass), tiles, painted or varnished surfaces, stone, bricks, metals & more

Technical Data

Read the full technical information including MSDS for Polytrol on our corporate website.