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Remove Glue??

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Nightfox, 16 Oct 2008.

  1. Nightfox

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    We bought this stupid thing off ebay that keeps insects out your windows, but it required to be stuck around the inner frame, it was velcro strips and you put fabric mesh over it to keep insects out, anyways, it was rubbish so we ended up taking it down, but in order to keep it up, it kept falling down u see, I had the brainwave of using superglue, then the velcro strips wouldnt come off so had to be yanked down, but its taken some of the velcro strip backing with it and left it on the window and I cant for the life of me get it off, is there a good way to remove superglue from PVC window frame?

    I scrubbed it, scraped it nothing works and It looks a mess I dont wanna make it worse.
     
  2. breezer

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    super glue remover?
     
  3. 2scoops0406

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    Oh dear, bit of a problem, the super glue has probably "reacted" with the uPVC, I would hazard a guess that this will be irreparable.
     
  4. TonyWarrington

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    I agree that the glue could have reacted with the uPVC. The only thing that I have used that worked is Acetone. I think that super glue remover is based on acetone product.

    Caution Acetone or even super glue remover on UPVC could cause greater damage as it may react with PVC products and cause swelling.
     
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    what about painting over it, i have some pvc primer but this isnt thick enough, what could go on top to cover the mess?
     
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    Buy a new window.
     
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    Can you apply Weathershield External Gloss on top of PVC primer? to make the marks un noticeable?
     
  8. Nightfox

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    Or even normal white gloss? or would it look stupid, Ive read exterior gloss isnt as shiny, so works well on PVC thats been undercoated with primer
     
  9. TonyWarrington

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    Nightfox, sorry but I have no idea if your painting ideas would work. I think you may get more feedback if you post again about painting over in the Painting and decorating section
     
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    I doubt it would look good at all, I think you are a bit stuffed TBH.
     
  11. Bilioustrumpstaine

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    Caution. Your cure could/will end up looking worse than the original problem.

    Can you fit some upvc trim to cover the damaged areas ?

    Post some piccies :idea:
     
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    We have the same problem, i.e. glue remains from insect screen and I have just had some success using WD40 on a cotton pad. It was very slow work but constant rubbing with a soaked pad slowly dissolved the glue. Its not perfect yet but a great improvement - it will need further effort to get rid of the rest. No apparent damage or staining due to WD40.
     
  13. geraldthehamster

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    Indeed. Could be an opportunity to lose an unaesthetic plastic window.

    Cheers
    Richard
     

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