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Forum topic by moke posted 09-17-2018 04:56 PM 290 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2018 04:56 PM

We have a patio that we spend a lot of time in. Early this year, my wife brings home one of those “as seen on TV” paint renewal sets, and asks me to use it on one of those plastic deck boxes. I scoffed as it was 20.00 and came with a 1.4 oz bottle of product. I refused to do it, so of course I ended up doing it….and it really worked and has held up this whole season. Now I refuse to pay 20.00 an oz ( but it came with an application pad and ONE rubber glove) so I am looking to see if anyone knows if there is a reasonable replacement.

It is made by rustoleum, I heard, you can get similar results with STP “son of a Gun” But I can not find any around, and before I order some I thought I might check. I thought of Armoral, but I have had poor results with it over the years….even cracking a dash. Anybody got any thoughts? I know we have experts from every walk of life here and I have had great luck with all of you in the past….

Thanks in advance,

-- Mike

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#1 posted 09-17-2018 08:58 PM

Was it this?

Rustoleum has gotten into a lot of plastic “renew” products of late. I have used the Headlight restore wipes and they absolutely kick buttocks. I’ve since used it on several other plastic items and it has worked well on all of them. I am left wondering if it isn’t the same product, marketed for different uses. If so finding something that will cover the required area, at the lowest cost is the winner. We pitched all of the plastic chairs years ago with a move so I can’t try it on them.

I should throw a sideways jab at ya. You’re a woodworker, make some wooden chairs…... Ehhh I don’t really feel better after that, but I’m pretty sure it’s in the bylaws somewhere I had to do that.

-- Think safe, be safe

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