Saturday, February 20, 2016

Using Penetrol on MINI Cooper black trim

Although owners of the different generations of MINIs may engage in some friendly picking with each other about which generation is best, they all have one thing in common. That is having to deal with maintenance of the black trim pieces. Of course, black trim is not limited to MINIs and is a problem for a lot of people as you can tell by all the products on the market designed to keep it looking black and combatting the inevitable fading that seems to occur.

Thanks to Paul Penny and some folks over at Motoring Alliance, I stumbled upon a new method that looks to the home improvement market for a solution. The product in question is called Penetrol. It is a paint additive that is primarily designed to eliminate brush marks. I did note that the container says it can also be used to restore fiberglass. Penetrol can be purchased at places like Home Depot or Lowe's.