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Cleaning white UPVC

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wholewheat Sun 06-Mar-16 09:58:58

I have some rather old white UPVC window frames that need cleaning. They're the cheap kind and they're going a touch yellow or grey depending on which side of the house you look at. Any suggestions for getting the years of weather off and getting them white again?

Dontbesilly Sun 06-Mar-16 11:24:16

You can buy from Wilko a bottle of cream cleaner for pvcu frames and I also bought a spray bottle and stuff for pvcu frames, although I can't remember where I got the spray stuff from. Both worked well in cleaning the framework up, removing any marks and making them look cleaner. The cream cleaner wasn't too abrasive either. It won't make them look brand new but with regular use, they will look cleaner and much better.

IpreferToblerone Sun 06-Mar-16 14:26:51

On a similar vein ( hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread wholewheat) I've been cleaning my upvc conservatory this morning. There are sellotape marks on the White upvc from previously hanging party things up in there - I am struggling to get rid of these sellotape marks, if anyone can point me in the right direction, please?

SweetAdeline Sun 06-Mar-16 14:30:18

Flash magic erasers are good for this.

Iprefer try heating the sticky marks with a hairdryer - it worked amazingly for me removing the sticky patches that come with pressure stair gates.

IpreferToblerone Sun 06-Mar-16 18:28:20

Thank you Sweet I'll try that mid week.

Dontbesilly Mon 07-Mar-16 08:57:32

Or Betterware do a sticky stuff remover for about seven pounds. That works well but you will need to order it. It's a sort of oil texture and got rid of sellotape from Christmas and birthday party decorations quickly and easily.

Thinking about it, a bit of baby oil on cotton wool might work the same on suitable surfaces to remove sticky tape bits.

LoisEinhorn Mon 07-Mar-16 16:23:53

The spray from Wilko is brilliant. I use it on my woodwork too

chocolatespiders Mon 07-Mar-16 22:27:01

Astonish paste is very good for this

23jumpstreet Mon 07-Mar-16 22:30:59

Flash bleach spray but wipe off after 5-10 mins. Works wonders

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