Penetrol

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Penetrol

Post by KYAvion » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:38 pm

So I did a full wipe down with Penetrol and overall it looks pretty good. I did run into some trouble though, which I believe came from applying too heavy in some spots. The Penetrol dried a whitish color on the front and end caps, as well as the curved area above the awnings on the driver's sides. A kitchen "dobe" sponge did the trick for removal, but it took a lot of elbow grease to get it done. All the vertical surfaces came out fine, with the exception of some wipe marks if you look real closely at just the right angle.

Next time around I'll do more of a wipe on/wipe off, especially on the end caps and upper curved parts. I suspect doing a couple thinner applications would prevent the wipe marks as well.

Nralifer-- the wipe marks are barely noticeably unless standing at the right angle, so I can live with it if need be. However, do you have any suggestions on how to even it out?
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Re: Penetrol

Post by nralifer » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:21 pm

Would a fresh bit of Penetrol on a rag cut through it?
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Re: Penetrol

Post by KYAvion » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:07 pm

I tried that on the areas that dried white and it didn't help. Mineral spirits didn't help either. The "dobie" sponge, a little water, and lots of elbow grease was the only thing that did the trick.
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