Lead And Water Stained Sign

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  1. chip

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    Ive been asked to clean this sign above a shop. Had a go years back but soap didn't touch it. Was wondering it the baking powder and vinegar idea would do it. The sign is (according to shop guy) not painted, some sort of plastic, with vinyl stickers. It looks like its standard water marks and run off from lead. Personally I think it's shot it, but if anyone has an idea........
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    if it is the lead that has caused it, then it might not come off at all, you might get a bit off but thats about it, not sure what to use tho.
     
  3. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Use hydrochloric acid for the lead stains, If you dont want to buy or toy with that stronger stuff. I would suggest ''Duck power'' the one with the redish label. I got it the other day for cleaning out the pipes in the house, after reading the label I noticed there was hydrochloric acid in it. I may be enough to get thoes stains off?
     
  4. chip

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    Where from?
     
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    M.K Cleaners.co.uk Grand Master
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    I got mine from the pound shop lol.
     
  6. chip

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    I won't ask how much!
     
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    Haha, Thats would be silly
     
  8. rcproperty

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    was it 99p???? lol
     
  9. Gushysfella

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    Over the past few weeks seen a few posts about cleaning white plastic frames, polishing them, polishing glass ect. Just seen this post and I'll tell you what I've found, but keep it a secret lol

    Go into any plastic supply's ask for pvcu solvent cleaner. £23+vat. Brand, bondit. Put on dry frames, shop signs glass everything, with and old scrim, scotch lightly any stains. Wash off and dry as usual and stand back!! I started off last week with 3 shop fronts, one a mates ether side because of him. I did 16 today, Nuff said GF
     
  10. rcproperty

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    being over charged with that price you can buy a litre of it from £3
     
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