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Got a dirty model,

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » March 12th, 2017, 9:15 am

Bought a long term resident of a garage roof, dry, but suffering from a heavy layer of filth, be nice when its cleaned, thinks i, well, its not, its fabric covered, probably tex, and painted, wirh what, i dont know, but the dirt is ingrained, has anyone any ideas for its removal? Apart from blowtorch, re covering, or repainting? Its white, with black sunburst effect, so it could look nice, if i can clean it!

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Steve Perry » March 12th, 2017, 2:28 pm

T cut or Astonish should shift it :)

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » March 12th, 2017, 6:56 pm

Many thanks, famiiliar with T cut, but not the latter, will have a look

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » March 12th, 2017, 6:59 pm

Astonish seems to be a brand name of many products, any idea which one Steve?

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Steve Perry » March 12th, 2017, 7:38 pm

The one to try is the oven cleaner paste, it is a little more abrasive than talcum powder paste :)

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Dave Kellett » March 12th, 2017, 8:15 pm

Hi Alan
I have in the past used 'Flash with bleach' It can be a bit on the strong side, but by heck does it move stubborn muck. Wifey say's try it with a micro fibre cloth. Suggest you try a small patch first. IT WONT scratch the surfaces.

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » March 12th, 2017, 9:59 pm

Thanks guys!

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Bob Thompson1894 » March 13th, 2017, 8:20 am

Whatever you do, dont try a google search for 'dirty model'.....

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » March 13th, 2017, 7:21 pm

Wife said that Bob!

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby paul needham » March 13th, 2017, 8:53 pm

got me all excited when I first saw the heading on this thread, as someone always used to say, 'photos please'.

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Peter Siggins » March 15th, 2017, 9:25 am

Hi Alan,

I use traffic film soap (as used in pressure washers) sprayed on and let it soak in then wipe off.
I'm going to Haydock I'll bring you a jam jar full if you want to try it.

Pete

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » March 15th, 2017, 10:13 am

That would be great Peter, ! Dave J will point you out to me, ta much!

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Peter Siggins » March 19th, 2017, 4:51 pm

Hi Alan,

Looked for you today but couldn't find you - left a coffee jar by your cub you had for sale.
It has an unfortunate colour (like a sample!!) so hope you didn't throw it away.

Cheers

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » March 19th, 2017, 7:09 pm

Got it Pete, it got many comments! Sorry we did not get to meet, but many thanks for going to the trouble, i will try it next week, and report back, do i use it neat, or dilute it?

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Peter Siggins » March 19th, 2017, 7:26 pm

Yeah pity we didn't meet ,it was pretty busy though.

If you dilute with water 50 : 50 it should work fine.I spray it on with one of those household spray bottles and let it soak in for 10 minutes or so - kind of suck it and see (not literally).

Good luck

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Re: Got a dirty model,

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » March 19th, 2017, 9:43 pm

Many thanks, you saw the cub today, That is the sort of staining, ive tried everything suggested, no result, your the last chance! Many thanks


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