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  • moanin'minnie
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    • 31st Mar 07, 1:04 PM
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    • 31st Mar 07, 1:04 PM
    have you tried stardrops. I am a recent convert and find it cleans most things you should give it a try!!
  • carol_a
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    • 31st Mar 07, 1:18 PM
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    • 31st Mar 07, 1:18 PM
    I tried everything with my table and chairs when they went like this and failed I'm afraid. I hope you have better luck. I'm buying green ones next time!
  • Vashti
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    • 31st Mar 07, 10:56 PM
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    • 31st Mar 07, 10:56 PM
    Try plain old 'soda crystals' from any supermarket. Dissolve in a basin of boiling water, and give them a good clean. It'll take any stain off...try it in mugs, gets tea and coffee stains off equal to the dishwasher
    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 31st Mar 07, 11:29 PM
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    • 31st Mar 07, 11:29 PM
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    • 31st Mar 07, 11:29 PM
    Few worth trying if you have them

    Bio washing powder
    Soda crystals
    Ajax scouring powder

    My Mam says don't use bleach as hers went yellow.
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
  • nickj
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    • 1st Apr 07, 10:43 AM
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    • 1st Apr 07, 10:43 AM
    try using t-cut avaiable from halfrords / motor spares
    or how about painting them , plastikote do a spray for that sort of stuff
    should be avaiable at homebase , b+q etc
    • lavidaloca
    • By lavidaloca 27th Apr 07, 5:30 PM
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    • #7
    • 27th Apr 07, 5:30 PM
    How do I clean plastic garden furniture?
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    • 27th Apr 07, 5:30 PM
    Chairs are ok just need a soapy wash but the table was left out longer than it should have been and has greeny stains on it what should I use please?
    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 27th Apr 07, 5:36 PM
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    • #8
    • 27th Apr 07, 5:36 PM
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    • 27th Apr 07, 5:36 PM
    I remember a post recommending those eraser type sponges for it (Flash do them but £1 shops etc have cheaper versions) Many use stardrops with success. A job I need to tackle next week so let me know if you find something that works well.
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 27th Apr 07, 5:44 PM
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    • 27th Apr 07, 5:44 PM
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    • 27th Apr 07, 5:44 PM
    stardrops has worked for me
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    • lavidaloca
    • By lavidaloca 27th Apr 07, 6:00 PM
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    Good got stardrops and micro cloths will give it ago I was wondering if the vinegar/bicarb would work on the stained bits
  • savingsara
    Nilco upvc cleaner is good
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 27th Apr 07, 7:18 PM
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    Hi lavidaloca,

    We have a recent thread that may help too so I've added your thread to it to keep all the suggestions together.

    It may also be worth a look at these older threads:

    Cleaning a plastic patio table?????

    Cleaning plastic furniture?

    and this recent one on the Greenfingered board: Great tip for cleaning garden furniture!

  • Jayar
    I remember a post recommending those eraser type sponges for it (Flash do them but £1 shops etc have cheaper versions) .
    Originally posted by lil_me

    Yep, I can't remember who suggested this either, but I tried it and they work brilliantly.
    Last edited by Jayar; 27-04-2007 at 9:31 PM. Reason: Oooops I see that post has been linked above and it was madhouse
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  • daisy doughnut
    o0o0o i had the same problem a few weeks ago i even borrowed my friends jet wash an it didnt work

    i resigned to paint spray

    i am now the proud owner or a red plastic patio set

    oh an i got the spray on the half price shelf in wilkies

    good luck
  • davioberon
    Hi, I've tried most of the recommended suggestions. A couple work, sort of, but are very labour intensive. I then tried an electric drill with a disk attachment to which I fitted a soft abrasive disk. This worked perfectly, did not damage the plastic in any way and only took me about 20 minutes. The particular item now looks like new, however, I could have saved myself a lot of time and effort by simply purchasing a replacement item. Thanks for the ideas anyway.
    Last edited by davioberon; 28-11-2009 at 4:48 PM.
    • 666paw
    • By 666paw 28th Jun 10, 6:34 PM
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    Cleaning white plastic table & chairs
    Hi everyone, I hope you may be able to help me.

    I have as you can tell from the title a white plastic table and 4 chairs which have been kept outside with no cover and are now very dirty. Do any of you have a old style cleaning method in an attempt to get them clean?

    I have tried sopa & water, vinegar but all to no avail. I am trying to use more eco products but will resort to others if there is nothing.

    Looking forward to hearing fro you all.

    MFI3 T3 # 75
  • jackieglasgow
    Good old fashioned Cif will do the job nicely. I always have some on the go, although abottle lasts me a year or two, the one I have, I have had since I moved here, February 2009!
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    • By ALIBOBSY 28th Jun 10, 6:46 PM
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    I have to admit OH gets the pressure washer out, they get one blast then a scrub with stardrops, then a second blast.
    I know not everyone has a pressure washer, but if you know someone who does its worth a borrow. Oh does the patio with it as well.

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    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 28th Jun 10, 6:52 PM
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    tessie bear
    snap..we use stardrops and the presssure comes up well
    on the brink...
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 28th Jun 10, 8:42 PM
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    Penelope Penguin
    I'd go for the cream cleaner and a plastic scourer (careful not to scratch the plastic ). There are more ideas in this thread; I'll add this to that later to keep ideas together.
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