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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 27th Oct 04, 4:18 PM
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    Gilt Mirror Frame.
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    • 27th Oct 04, 4:18 PM
    Gilt Mirror Frame. 27th Oct 04 at 4:18 PM
    any ideas on how to clean it, it has all in and out bits and is very dirty, but only cost 3 from a jumble sale and once clean should look fab.

    thanks
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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 28th Oct 04, 8:08 PM
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    • 28th Oct 04, 8:08 PM
    Re: Gilt Mirror Frame.
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    • 28th Oct 04, 8:08 PM
    bumped cos i need HELP!!!!
    • madmummy
    • By madmummy 28th Oct 04, 8:58 PM
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    • 28th Oct 04, 8:58 PM
    Re: Gilt Mirror Frame.
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    • 28th Oct 04, 8:58 PM
    I think you have stumped us on this one

    Gilt can easily come off if you use too much water/cleaning products. Could you try vacuuming with an upholstery brush and use a soft tooth brush to get into the fiddly bits. I saw on TV once how they use talc to clean very delicate things in stately homes. They sprinkle it on and gently brush in and vac off.

    If you can't get it clean you could always give it a good scrubbing with vinegar or something and sod the gilt. If some !comes off it might look quite distressed and antiquey/expensive. Proudly show it off and claim it's a family heirloom.


    Edit: It's moi, MATH forgot to change the ID ???
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 29th Oct 04, 10:26 AM
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    • 29th Oct 04, 10:26 AM
    Re: Gilt Mirror Frame.
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    • 29th Oct 04, 10:26 AM
    given it a bash with talc and hoover last night, but found an excellent solution, got 8 & 13 yr old cleaning fiddly bits with cotton buds last night. they spent 2 hours doing it, but it looks fab, and they aren't up yet. (unlike 3 yr old who is running around naked, shouting for coco pops). ;D
    • MATH
    • By MATH 29th Oct 04, 1:26 PM
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    • 29th Oct 04, 1:26 PM
    Re: Gilt Mirror Frame.
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    • 29th Oct 04, 1:26 PM
    Know just what you mean ;D I used to work at a playgroup and we could always tell the kidz that had coco pops ;D
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 29th Oct 04, 1:54 PM
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    • 29th Oct 04, 1:54 PM
    Re: Gilt Mirror Frame.
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    • 29th Oct 04, 1:54 PM
    yeah, you can always tell when hes had them, he tends to be swinging from the lightshade all day.
  • mink35
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    • 29th Oct 04, 8:44 PM
    Re: Gilt Mirror Frame.
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    • 29th Oct 04, 8:44 PM
    So your little umbrella man is your 3 year old after coco-pops?? ;D
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 29th Oct 04, 9:18 PM
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    Re: Gilt Mirror Frame.
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    • 29th Oct 04, 9:18 PM
    could well be, except he got clothes on. lol. ;D ;D
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