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You know the fake coals on gas fires?

(7 Posts)
onlygirl Tue 30-Nov-10 13:19:23

How do you clean them? We don't use the fire so they are looking very a bit dusty. Tia

Arabella36 Tue 30-Nov-10 13:43:04

I'm watching for any useful answers too!

peachybums Tue 30-Nov-10 16:36:14

You can clean them!! hides in shame think ours have been on for 15 years since fire was put in, never thought to clean them shock

Pluto Tue 30-Nov-10 16:46:59

You hoover them with the little brush attachment that most hoovers come with.

onessa Tue 30-Nov-10 18:34:29

You can buy a spray paint that will make them black again after hoovering.
Can't tell you waht it is called as it's in the garage and can't open garage door due to snow! Bought it from localfirepalce shop.

TheOldestCat Tue 30-Nov-10 18:36:25

I'm not sure as we've never cleaned our ones either.

However, the black stuff does come off quite easily. As I found today when I caught nine-month-old DS licking them. grin

The fire wasn't on, by the way, and DS was just fine.

Indaba Wed 01-Dec-10 08:20:04

If you use the fire they are supposed to be changed every so often.

Careful of any loose ash.....its a bugger to clean off a carpet! grin

Once rented a house with an off- WHITE BRAND NEW CARPET and very dusty false coals and an inquisitive 3 & 1 year old......arrghhhhh! shock

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