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Old 9th Aug 2017, 11:12 pm   #1
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Default Anyone used Servisol Refurb 140 spray?

I have a few CB rigs here that I'd like to do the cases (enclosures) up on. Some have a wrinkled effect type plastic on, and the remaining are painted stock standard.

I've used a product called GT85 on them, and although the initial shine is decent, the shine tends to wear off pretty quickly.
It smells nice, too.

On eBay I found a product called Servisol Refurb 140 Silicon Resin that sounds the part but is quite expensive at 10 for 400mL, so before I part with my cash - has anybody used this, and what's your opinion on the finish, longevity of effect, etc'.?

Any cheaper alternatives that are going to bring the desired effect of a new look and shine to my CB rigs and various other bits of equipment are also warmly welcomed.
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 7:12 am   #2
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Default Re: Anyone used Servisol Refurb 140 spray?

CPC have Refurb140 at 6.60 which would include free delivery.
http://cpc.farnell.com/servisol/1000...ngdom%2Fsearch

Just a thought, but for plastics have you tried any of the car products around ?
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 7:36 am   #3
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Default Re: Anyone used Servisol Refurb 140 spray?

Armorall is one of the better ones, designed for hard plastics and the like. Probably a silicone product I would have thought, so a repaint would be difficult after application.

GT-85 is penetrating oil, so not sure how that would help improve a finish!
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 7:51 am   #4
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Default Re: Anyone used Servisol Refurb 140 spray?

I have used Refurb 140 on a variety of items with good results.
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 11:27 am   #5
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Default Re: Anyone used Servisol Refurb 140 spray?

I actually used to use Armor-All for many years and rated it very highly, particularly the low gloss version. I guess as with any of these, you would have to try a little on the finish/es in question.

But yes, a great product.
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 12:11 pm   #6
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Default Re: Anyone used Servisol Refurb 140 spray?

I had Refurb 140 attack a textured vinyl material once, it went soft and matt and never recovered. Would always suggest testing on inconspicuous area first. Some of these finish-rejuvenating products are quite aggressive and may be formulated to for quick results at the expense of long-term damage to plastics - I avoid using them on museum pieces.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 12:09 am   #7
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Default Re: Anyone used Servisol Refurb 140 spray?

Thanks for the replies, guys.

Since there's a report of refurb 140 attacking textured Vinyl (I think some cases of mine have this) I'm going to leave it.

I've searched for "Armorall" and quite a multitude of products shows up, so please would somebody be so kind as to provide a link to the relevant stuff?

I'm thinking it's the dashboard cleaning/shining product, but aren't sure.

Edit; GT85 contains Silicon amongst other things and quite a lot of people I know use it to clean bikes, etc'. It has many uses.

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Old 14th Aug 2017, 9:19 pm   #8
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Default Re: Anyone used Servisol Refurb 140 spray?

Personally don't like the feel imparted to surfaces by silicon products. Sort of half way between sticky and slippery.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 5:23 am   #9
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I've always used Servisol foam cleanser. It works for me everytime.

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