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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:53 pm 
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Hi guys,

we've just had some UPVC windows installed, and was given a bottle of Homeline Cream Cleaner to use on them. However, while our windows are white on the inside, they're coloured on the outside, and i'm worried that if this cream cleaner is designed specifically for use on white UPVC, then the colour on the coloured parts is going to be affected in some way.

So is there any difference in a generic UPVC cleaner, and one designed specifically for coloured surfaces?

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i find washing up liquid and water works for regular cleaning, cream cleaner i generally use for a really good clean on white windows...
white spirit on woodgrain and coloured windows...
most cream cleaners designed for upvc are just cif cream without the abrasives so my guess is it'll be fine, just watch out for discolouration due to weathering - uv damage etc and them blaming you for not using their own brand cleaner etc...
ever seen black plastic guttering /downpipes thats been in the sun for a few years?
have you got a colour fastness guarantee with the windows?

All my advice should be taken with a rather large pinch of salt, all the gear, absolutely no idea whatsoever ;)

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When you say coloured; are they a plain colour brown etc or are they woodgrain?

Woodgrain effect is a 'foil' (plastic not metal) appied to the profile with adhesive.

If you ask enough people, one will have the answer!

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