What this called in the trade?

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  1. Kennygggkent

    Kennygggkent Transparent Window Cleaning
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    Hello Chaps,

    Can you guys tell me what this is called? and what's the best way to clean it?
    It's the black inky stuff coming off the seal!
     

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  2. Tuffers

    Tuffers Hero
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    Black all over your cloth and then black all over the frame? Nightmare!
     
  3. rugbywolf

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    I'm careful not to wipe the black seal, just in case!
     
  4. dasslr1

    dasslr1 94 to go
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    its called a ballache ,I think its dirt that's on the rubber and when you clean it it stains the white pvc,especially when after cleaning ,it drys on the pvc. iv only seen these one first cleans unfortunately you only know once its been smeared .I use ubik 2000 and wipe off with a damp scrim ,don't let it dry on white pvc cos its even harder when dryed on to white
     
  5. peter rogers

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    Ur treading into UPC restoring there

    Old windows with the seals exposed as soon they are wet and u rub them with the scrim they bleed
    Rub the frame not the part in beside the seal if u know wat I mean
    But wen doing the PVC restore job it does eventually stop coming out
     
  6. Ads81

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    I call it ink but rarely come across it these days but like rugby wolf says, give it a wide birth, stains like a ****


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  7. Duncs

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    had house like that as you say the scrims would turn ot black as you say frames also
    when i changed to WFP ,thought it was going to be proper twxt but coo coo came up great
     
  8. daveyboy

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    It is where the rubbers start to break down on the surface with age
    Using ibik or virosol can cause problems trad on these as it will draw all the muck off them over the frame and sill
    If that happens they need a good scrub and wash with applicator to stop it bleeding and then clean as normal
    Don't let it dry on the frames

    I get the same issue with wfp with chems but the water flow gets rid of it so as not to be an issue
     
  9. Gabor

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    Had it once, a half hour job turned into a half day. A real nightmare. I let it to dry onto the frame and after I had to clean it with magic sponge. My new white brush was black also.
     
  10. windowsurfer

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    I have quite a lot of these runny black seals, can make a right mess, when I go back to clean next time, due to bleeding they leave streaks on windows, until you clean them again trad style, don't think they will be any good to use pure, as they will run, as they are doing that with rain. Just rubbish, old seals.
     
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