[ROVERNET - UK] Dinitrol

Slatskars slatskars at comcast.net
Fri Nov 11 01:20:42 GMT 2005


It was slightly amber, as in grease. It doesn't dry, but remains soft. It is 
very grease like. It can be thinned for spraying. I originally had it 
brought to my attention by a body shop. He repaired a minor rust spot below 
the rear window and suggested treating the area around the window with the 
Texaco stuff. When he found out that I was transferring to Guam, he offered 
to treat portions of the car for me. I removed the door panels, carpeting 
etc. and he sprayed up under the fenders, etc. I then took a small can of 
it, pulled the chrome trim off, applied it and then replaced the trim. I 
also took a 1/2 inch paint brush cut the bristles short and used it to apply 
it to the outer fuzzy strip along the windows by pushing it out slightly 
with a screw driver and brushing some into the crevasse. I also applied it 
to the inner edge of the doors & truck, etc. where you have the door skin 
folded over the edge. I then wiped these areas down gently with a cloth, 
leaving just a thin line of residue. This is a prime spot for rust as the 
sharp edge of the metal is not coated very well. It collected dust over the 
years, but never did rust. An area with rust can be wire brushed and then 
coated with Texaco. It penetrates and arrests the corrosion pretty well. The 
down side it that you would have to clean it really well (sand blast?) 
before repainting that area. I never needed to repaint, so it was not a 
problem for me. I recently treated an MGB that I had repainted, inside the 
doors and any other areas prone to rust that I could get into. It is great 
on floors under the mats or carpeting.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vern Klukas" <vern at inkspotco.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Dinitrol

> Slats, do you have the Texaco product part number or ID? I have a 
> semifriendly  salesman at Daubert Chemicals (Canadian distributor of the 
> Tectyl line) who I can ask.
> Failing that, these questions:
> Was it black, clear, slightly amber or brown in colour?
> Did it dry hard, or was it waxy/firm or was it waxy/soft?
> How thick was it? Was it a penetrating coating or thicker than that?
> Yours
> Vern
>>I contacted our local Texaco distributor and was told after some research 
>>that it was no longer produced. After the tie in with Chevron that it was 
>>dropped. I still have a small quantity, but missed out buying a 35 lb. tub 
>>about a year ago. I thought that it would always be there as it was such a 
>>great product. If you know of a source I would appreciate it.
>>I treated a car that had been in Southern Coastal Georgia for three years, 
>>prior to transferring to Guam. After two years on Guam the car had less 
>>rust than new vehicles that had been on the island just a few months. In 
>>fact one spot had the paint chipped in shipping. I just dabbed a little on 
>>it and two years latter it was still fine. I was so impressed I purchased 
>>a 55 gal. drum for my unit and was treating all of our equipment and 
>>installations with it on Guam.
> -- 
> Vern Klukas                             I'm a little . . .
> Inkspot Type & Design
> vern at inkspotco.com
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