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Nightfox

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:09 pm Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:21 pm Reply with quote

super glue remover?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:30 pm Reply with quote

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.
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TonyWarrington

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:20 pm Reply with quote

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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Nightfox

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:57 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:44 am Reply with quote

Nightfox wrote:
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.


Buy a new window.
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Nightfox

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:03 am Reply with quote

Can you apply Weathershield External Gloss on top of PVC primer? to make the marks un noticeable?
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Nightfox

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:29 pm Reply with quote

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
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TonyWarrington

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:09 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:43 pm Reply with quote

I doubt it would look good at all, I think you are a bit stuffed TBH.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:56 pm Reply with quote

Nightfox wrote:
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


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

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

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