How To Remove Oxidisation From Shutters In Melbourne

Have you noticed that your shutters in Melbourne have become discoloured and developed a chalky residue? This is known as oxidisation and is caused by sun exposure. Unfortunately, it can affect almost any material (including plastic, car paint and metals) and will cause the surface to become dry and chalky. If left untreated, oxidisation will eventually eat through the material.

The good news is that removing oxidisation before it gets to this point is fairly easy and it is something that you can undertake yourself. We finish up the process by applying a coat of wax, which will bring the shine back to the shutters and will help to protect it from further oxidisation. So, if you have a spare few hours this weekend, here’s what to do:

Step 1: Fill a bucket with warm water and add in a mild detergent. Thoroughly wash the shutters in Melbourne using a sponge, being sure to remove any dirt and other buildups.

Step 2: Rinse the material thoroughly with clean water and dry the surface using an old towel. It is important that the shutters are completely dry before you begin the next step.

Step 3: Apply a rubbing compound directly to the oxidised areas and lightly rub it in, using circular motions, until the surface is smooth to the touch. Do not rub through the paint, just remove the oxidisation.

Step 4: Rinse the shutters thoroughly with clean water again and dry with the towel. It is important that the material is completely dry before you apply any other products to it.

Step 5: Apply a boat wax or polish to the shutters and leave them to dry. Then, using a clean rag, vigorously buff the wax into the material. This will shine the surface, protecting it from further damage from the sun.

As you can see, removing the oxidisation from your shutters in Melbourne can actually prove to be quite a simple process. Just make sure that you get onto the process before the oxidisation begins to eat through the material, as when this happens it’s too late and you will need to replace the material. The best idea is to keep an eye on the shutters and clean as necessary.