getting gloss paint off uPVC frames

Postby revinkevin43 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:38 pm

Please could someone advise us of the best way to get gloss paint off uPVC window frames, the frames in question do not have loads of the paint on them but enough to make them unsightly, would using a steamer with a small jet nozzle do the trick without harming the plastic or do we risk melting the frame, will a steam gun even work we all know gloss is a pig to get off most things, we have also thought of cutting creams used on cars but are unsure what to do, any help or advice would be greatly welcomed, these windows have years of life left in them and we want them to look as near to neaw as possible, obviously paint strippers are off bounds.
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Postby theshedman » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:48 am

Hi, try using a glass paint scrape on them. Try not to dig it in to the UPVC. It should come off that way. Then use a UPVC cleaner to get the marks off that it may have left. I wouldn't try any of the other methods you have mentioned as they could damage the frames. Good luck. Shed.
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