The number one problem with acrylic is the use of incorrect cleaners. Please never use cleaners containing ammonia, glass cleaners and furniture polish such as Fantastik, Tilex, Windex, or Clorox, they will all harm your new piece of acrylic. Use mild soap and water to clean acrylic products or only products specifically recommended for cleaning acrylic such as Craftics, Novus, or other Rated Anti-Static Cleaner & Polish for Plastics. Use micro-fiber disposable low lint cloths that are specially designed for cleaning acrylic and other plastic. Never use a dry cloth or your hand to clean your acrylic. Using the wrong cleaner can cause damage to acrylic products that can occur within minutes or be delayed weeks or even months. Repeated use of the wrong cleaners will weaken the structural joints and cause cracking to occur. Be careful during install, dropping your acrylic can cause cracking.
Acrylic is not as rigid as glass or metals. Large, flat acrylic sheets, if insufficiently supported, may deform permanently due to continuous loads or even their own weight. Acrylic sheet can be used at temperatures from -30°F (-34°C) up to +190°F (+88°C), depending on the application. It is recommended that temperatures not exceed 160°F (71°C) for continuous service, or 190°F (88°C) for short, intermittent use. Components should not be exposed to high heat sources such as high wattage incandescent lamps, unless the finished product is ventilated to permit the dissipation of heat. Acrylic sheet is a combustible thermoplastic. Precautions should be taken to protect this material from flames and high heat sources.
Acrylic/Plastic Cleaning Kit
Cleaner & Polisher — cleans and brightens acrylic and all hard plastic surfaces. Leaves a shiny polished surface that resists dust and fingerprints. Contains no abrasives or harsh chemicals. Cleans, glazes, and eliminates static charge all in one operation. Recommended for: Acrylic, Plexiglass, Lexan, Vinyl, Glass, and all hard plastics. Use disposable or reusable cleaning cloths.
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