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Yikes – if that’s not a strong enough an indicator to avoid the stuff by a mile I don’t know what is!
I was wondering this only recently, if you could paint them – considering the amount of tatty specimens around all ready.
The link below describes a PVC paint that’s available that goes directly on without a primer – as to whether it works I don’t know. I suspect that cracks will appear at the brittle corner joints of the frames pretty early on, regardless of what you use, whatever about peeling.
The cracking of window frames and handles as you mention is becoming a big problem now in schools and similar insitutions, where components break off from a lot of use and being battered about, but cannot be replaced. I’ve seen brand new PVCs tied with string to hooks screwed into window cills to keep them closed.

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