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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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  • Debt_Free_ChickDebt_Free_Chick Forumite
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    Yup - Astonish paste cleaner. This one which is not a bad price direct, but shop around.
    Warning ..... I'm a peri-menopausal axe-wielding maniac ;)
  • MantyManty Forumite
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    Yup - Astonish paste cleaner. This one which is not a bad price direct, but shop around.
    Strangely enough, tried this yesterday as I'm re-painting the window sill and noticed the windows were grubby... and bloody hell does it work!

    This is it, but I got it for 85p a tub from Home Bargains. :j

    Awesome stuff, and you're Buying British if you get some. :)
  • my builder and window fitter both use uPVC cleaner which is a special solvent specifically for the job (they use it for getting all the mastic and markes of the frames once installed. It's brlliant stuff and we use it everywhere now (though it's strong solvent based stuff so you have to be careful with it). We get it from the builders merchant for a few quid for a massive botttle (loads cheaper than B&Q). try your local hardware store.
  • I stupidly put the mosquito nets that are secured by velcro on to my reasonably new UPVC window frames in the conservatory. Pulled it off beacuse looked a bit naff but omg the glue from the velcro is still mega sticky!!!!Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove the glu without staining the UPVC? :eek:
  • MantyManty Forumite
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    nanatopsy wrote: »
    I stupidly put the mosquito nets that are secured by velcro on to my reasonably new UPVC window frames in the conservatory. Pulled it off beacuse looked a bit naff but omg the glue from the velcro is still mega sticky!!!!Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove the glu without staining the UPVC? :eek:
    If it's just glue, I think pure alcohol/white spirits type of thing will soften the glue no problem, it should just rub off then.
  • StageshootStageshoot Forumite
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    Looks like our Mark above.. is putting a bit of spam about, 2 post on here and both for same company!. Bit of self promotion me thinks!!

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  • SaiedSaied Forumite
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    I've tried everything mentioned in the forum from baby wipes to white vinegar but none of them were strong enough to get rid of very bad stains. I've bought a pack of "magic sponge" by JML for £5.99 and it works very well. It needs only soaked with water and that's it. It's not only for PVC but I also use it for everything else. That is my experience. All the best.
  • Hi
    I swear by the white bottled Stardrops ( av @ Homebargains 89p) put it neat on scourer sponge then wipe dry after, my kids actually thought we had new windows fitted !! :j
  • It is probably on here somewhere but I can't find it......does any one know a product to clean my 2 lovely new UPVC doors without scratching them? If not a commercial product, does any one know of an OS "potion" that will do the trick?

    Thanks, Stella
    Astonish apparently leaves upvc clean and shiny, its very cheap too from poundstretcher and a leaping bunny product! I'm going to try it too :)
  • I did exactly the same. Totally freaked me out. It went bright orange. So googled. Read on another forum about using a liquid silver jewellery cleaner. The kind you can buy in H Samuels; tub with the dunking basket. Had some in the cupboard, so went ahead and tried it. I have no idea how it works or if it's a good idea in the long run. But my UPVC turned back to white almost straight away. Just soak a soft cloth in the liquid and wipe over. Instant results. I then simply hosed off. Not wishing to leave any product behind, after my last mistake...
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