Render on lead windows

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  1. matt18

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    #1 matt18, Feb 23, 2015
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    This is my first post on the forms so hi, I would just like some advice on how best to remove specks of render from new lead windows without damaging the lead or scratching the glass.
    Advice much appreciated. Thanks
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum matt18...just done one today covered in specs of render...er...I .ER ...DIDNT SEE THEM..

    its plenty of fairy and gentle as she goes with a blade but....you really want a scratch waiver form signed...downloadable off the bottom of the site home page...

    its very easy to scratch glass getting render off...

    if its on the lead...er...I aint got a clue..

    its a specialist job as far as I am concerned..sorry i cant be of more help but I am famous on here for...

    doing a runner..
     
  3. matt18

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    Thanks for reply ceapncheerful, I think I get what you mean, I did want to completely avoid the scraper,
    the render looks fairly new, so touch wood a bit of elbow grease should take it off.
     
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    yep sometimes if the mix is wrong it does come off with a good rub...good luck with that one ....its not for me that type of work..
     
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    #5 Natty1972, Feb 23, 2015
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    Hi Matt welcome to the party :thumbsup:. One of my pet hates are in your post ... Why do owners of nicely built houses , spending thousands on nice clean scratch free glass let crapy builders come along and splatter them with render ,........ cover the window with cheap plywood to protect the glass. It's not rocket science ffs...... :ninja::ninja:
     
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    Cheers Natty1972, it would have made sense to have covered it with something, it looks real expensive this glass, I was hoping to get it clean and have it as a good monthly customer.
     
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    The only thing I would say is take your time , plenty of water . Use your finger to see if will come off. Saves scrapping .... Shame they wasn't a spray you could just squirt and dissolve the render .... My mate has a cement plant , he dose this fancy cement pattern thing in people's gardens / drives He uses this acid stuff to clean the finished product ... It's bloody good stuff , it gets rid of the sh@ t.
     
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    Even worse when it's unibond I've never find anything that shifts it.
    Customer had new windows few month back 2 week later builder came to render and unibond all over them still there now right mess
    Had one today silicone all over new glass that had been put into wooden frames
    Knocked on door said gunna be double,she moaned whys that???
    I'm here to clean weathering off the windows not clean up after the builders
     
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    i wouldent use acid on lead i would think it will tarnish it.
     
  10. daveyboy

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    5lb club hammer would take it off

    Seriously why do these ***** not even tape a sheet over the window or something
    The only way i know to do it is carefully with a blade but is it worth the time it will take you as i doubt they would want to pay that much
     
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