Removing adhesive lead-light strips

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by ricoclay, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. ricoclay

    ricoclay Guest

    I had a job the other day where the customer was living in a property that previously had lead-light strips on the windows. I managed to remove all of the remnants, the adhesive and crud that was stuck to these but there were still lines running across the windows where the strips had been. I tried sSwear word!ping these following a clean and there was nothing more to remove off of the windows as they were completely clean. Any ideas of what can be used for what seemed like "glass staining"???
     
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  2. Purus

    Purus Guest

    I have had that before, and nothing seems to work but repe***ion. I just had to keep going over and over before it came off!!
     
  3. ricoclay

    ricoclay Guest

    I thought so, I said this to the customer and they seemed to accept this but I was worried that I gave them duff info. Thanks ;)
     
  4. Purus

    Purus Guest

    Well I actually had to do it at my house. Someone had put lead beading to imitate old stained glass windows. I removed it cleanly but there was still the imprint of the lead, and only over time have I managed to remove it with scrubbing. And still in some lights you can still see it slightly!!
     
  5. paint thinner will take it right off
     
  6. ricoclay

    ricoclay Guest

    Thanks Col ;)
     
  7. topcats

    topcats Guest

    pvc cleaner should remove it or use paint thinners or you could try methylated spirits or even turps
     
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