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    • margi g
    • By margi g 10th Jul 18, 4:01 PM
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    emulsion paint on uPVC frames
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    • 10th Jul 18, 4:01 PM
    emulsion paint on uPVC frames 10th Jul 18 at 4:01 PM
    Has anyone got any ideas on how to remove emulsion paint from uPVC window frames.? Its been on about a year,
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    • missile
    • By missile 10th Jul 18, 10:00 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 10:00 PM
    Paint stripper?
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    • tony6403
    • By tony6403 11th Jul 18, 12:16 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 12:16 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 12:16 AM
    I scraped some off with a waxy plastic car windscreen ice remover.
    Forgotten but not gone.
    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 11th Jul 18, 8:07 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 8:07 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 8:07 AM
    You really shouldn't need paint stripper for emulsion paint and it's nasty stuff so may do damage to the upvc. I would give it a bit of a scrub with one of those abrasive washing up sponges or a light scrape with a paint stripping tool. I've even used the blade of an old dinner knife to scrap off excess paint. It should come of easily enough.
    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 11th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
    Just had a thought. Is this all over the frames deliberately or just sloppy decorating?
    • Will2208
    • By Will2208 11th Jul 18, 10:58 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 10:58 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 10:58 AM
    Apply some damp kitchen roll, leave it on for an hour and let it soften the paint. Should just wipe off
    • margi g
    • By margi g 11th Jul 18, 11:39 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 11:39 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 11:39 AM
    It's a sloppy paint job
    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 11th Jul 18, 1:00 PM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 1:00 PM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 1:00 PM
    if it really is emulsion paint around the edges of the window frame then it should come off with a bit of elbow grease. What have you tried?
    • margi g
    • By margi g 11th Jul 18, 3:52 PM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 3:52 PM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 3:52 PM
    I know it might sound odd but OI tried nail polish remover and it did seem to work but I thought it might damage the uPVC
    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 12th Jul 18, 6:25 AM
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    I know it might sound odd but OI tried nail polish remover and it did seem to work but I thought it might damage the uPVC
    Originally posted by margi g
    yes it will, it will soften the plastic as will paint stripper.
    • owen_money
    • By owen_money 12th Jul 18, 11:53 AM
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    methylated spirits will do the job, used it many times
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    • jcb208
    • By jcb208 12th Jul 18, 2:06 PM
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    Just soak the paint then clean off with warm water and a scourer ,should not be a problem
    • Hoploz
    • By Hoploz 12th Jul 18, 2:54 PM
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    Scrape it off with your fingernail. Sharp enough to get it off but soft enough not to damage the plastic.
    • margi g
    • By margi g 12th Jul 18, 4:11 PM
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    I tried a scourer but it looks like it is lifting the sheen off the uPVC soI stopped . Do you think it will buff back up?
    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 12th Jul 18, 7:43 PM
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    forgot to add try the edge of a credit/store card use it like a paint scraper
    • margi g
    • By margi g 13th Jul 18, 7:42 AM
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    Thanks for this tip I dont think I should use any more solvent or abrasives on it a credit card sounds good it isnt sharp for one thing.It will take a while but its best to just get on with it
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