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Anybody got a good way to clean UPVC windows/doors?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Penelope_PenguinPenelope_Penguin Forumite
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    I'll add this to the existing uPVC cleaning thread to keep ideas together ;)

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  • I used to have UPVC windows in my old house and used car tyre cleaner from the pound shop (I'm trying to remember how I discovered this!). It really works! I told my mum about this and she didn't believe me until she tried it. Now that's all she uses. Its the foamy stuff, not the spray btw.
  • jenie_2jenie_2 Forumite
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    I bought some wipes in B & Q for cleaning pvc garden furniture. They are called Minkies and did an excellent job on my window frames.
  • I use product called upvc restorer to clean uPVC Windows. its excellent. approx £5 a bottle but very good.
  • I have used Astonish oven and hob cleaner for years and mine are still as good as new. I get lots of black tyre marks on my front door off the kids bikes and this takes all that off too
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    I use Anti Bacterial Handwash with a squirt of vinegar and a dash of bicarb in warm water and dry off with adry cloth gets rid of dirt and yellowing a treat
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  • Skint_LynneSkint_Lynne Forumite
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    I have made a bit of a blunder and put bleach onto my pvc window sills and forgot to remove it. It has left a brown stain, any ideas on how to get rid of this anyone?

    Thanks in advance.
  • newlifeaheadnewlifeahead Forumite
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    I have just tried nail varnish remover to clean my upvc front door. It really works. I had some marks that I couldn't remove when I used other stuff like stardrops. The nail varnish remover removes everything straight away, even the shoe marks which had been there for years.

    I will clean the rest tomorrow. Will have to wear washing up gloves as it is drying my hands out. This stuff also leaves a shine behind which is great.

    Good tip guys ...... thanks....:beer:

    I might try the toothpaste next time, but for now nail varnish remover is a great upvc cleaner....
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    stardrops for me :@)
  • Can anyone advise what to use to get rid of a nasty stain on my upvc window frame please? I was over-run with ants and used a spray without thinking - seems is has giving the window frame a rather fetching brown stain now :-(
    Any ideas much appreciated, thanks in advance!
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