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Help! How to bring back a high gloss shine?!

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user1476660187 Mon 17-Oct-16 00:32:11

Hi I have high gloss black kitchen units and I've had really bad built on grime. I read that WD40 can remove this easily so I tried it. With no effort at all it removed it. Problem is it's also removed the high gloss shine! Please help! 😭

CondensedMilkSarnies Mon 17-Oct-16 00:35:03

Could you try steaming them to melt the grease ? Whatever you do try don't use Cillit Bang - awful stuff that mucks up surfaces .

user1476660187 Mon 17-Oct-16 00:36:02

They've already been cleaned now I need to figure out how to get the shine back 💔

CondensedMilkSarnies Mon 17-Oct-16 00:36:54

Oh no ! Just realised it has removed the grease along with the shine !

What about olive oil ?

user1476660187 Mon 17-Oct-16 01:29:03

It's still the same x

CondensedMilkSarnies Mon 17-Oct-16 01:51:44

Has it taken the gloss off or has it left a 'film' of oil on the doors ?

CondensedMilkSarnies Mon 17-Oct-16 01:58:14

I've just googled 'uses for wd40' and it says that it can melt some plastic , so if the finish on the doors is an acrylic type stuff they might be buggered shock

user1476660187 Mon 17-Oct-16 02:46:19

Oh nooooooooo 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

user1476660187 Mon 17-Oct-16 02:47:00

I cleaned one with oil and that's done it too. Can oil remove acrylic?

CondensedMilkSarnies Mon 17-Oct-16 03:46:51

How many doors have you done ? If it's only one could you get a replacement ?

user1476660187 Mon 17-Oct-16 05:24:10

I've done 1 with the wd40 and 1 with oil. They're so clean but not glossy at all. There's no film of oil because I cleaned it with warm soapy water to get rid of the oil. I wonder if I can DIY high gloss units?

sevenpounds Mon 17-Oct-16 07:40:06


I use this worktop polish to bring the shine back to my worktops.

ChippyDucks Mon 17-Oct-16 07:55:01

This is fabulous for gloss kitchen units.

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