Polishing up UPVC to get original glass like finsh

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Damian30, 2 Feb 2013.

  1. Damian30

    Damian30

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    Hi,

    I recently had a conservatory installed. There were a few scratches and small marks on a couple of areas of the profile which the installer assured me that they would polish out with 'wet and dry' and had lots of experience in doing this.

    Whilst they have removed the marks, having today had the first decent day of sunlight, it is now really obvious where they have done the 'polishing'. You can see patches of dull matt profile compared to the glass like surrounding finish of the original surface.

    I'm pretty sure that they never used a mechanical polisher and my guess is that it just needs a very light polish/buff of someone who knows what they are doing.

    I'm not going to get the installer back again (don't need the hassle or arguing the toss on another issue) but before I contact Rehau to see if they have any advice on trying to get back an original finish, I just wondered if anyone had any experience or tips in this area.

    Grateful of any comments.

    Many thanks,

    Damian
     
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    You could try scratch remover from a car accessory shop, they are a much milder version of the old T cut, but speak to Rehau first before you do anything yourself.
    They may say the windows have been damaged by the installer, you don't want to let them off the hook by touching it yourself.

    Regards
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    Wait until the upvc gets dirty, it will stick out like a sore thumb. I had this on my new windows in my last house, the installer came back and polished them out, he then got paid. A few months down the line the marks got dirty and showed every scratch. Get it replaced now.

    Andy
     
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    The installer clearly hasn't spent enough time polishing simple as that.

    I repaired pvc doors and windows for 12 years, some with the konig kit i.e. fillers and spray paints to rebuild missing pvc, carried out heat gun repairs to remove jemmy marks after burglaries and finally sanded and polished scratches out.

    Don't know what grade your installer finished off with and for how long he was rubbing, i would always finish off with 1200 grit wet n dry, this on its own would get it shiny, i'd then T-cut it and lastly i'd polish the T-cut off with a car polish and buff to a shine...job done
     
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