cleaning plexiglass

mimilmMarch 7, 2012

Hi,

I made a shadow box craft. It has a plexiglass, not

glass front. It is a bit smudged-can I just use a cotton

ball and alcohol to wipe it off?

Thank you in advance.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mike_kaiser_gw

I might try a microfiber cloth slightly dampened with water.

Plexiglass is a trademark for a particular type of plastic but the word has become genericized, much like Kleenex has for facial tissue. There are two clear plastics commonly available, acrylic and polycarbonate, and they MAY have different cleaning requirements. If you are so inclined you might want to determine which plastic you used and then check with the manufacturer for their specific cleaning recommendations.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2012 at 7:18AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

I would be careful using anything other than just a cloth moistened with water. As stated above, there are different ones, and I'm thinking that alcohol might sort of eat into, or cause actual smearing of the plastic. Might you have a scrap of the plexiglass left over that you could test some cleaners out on, in case plain old water doesn't do it?

    Bookmark   March 8, 2012 at 3:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mimilm

hi-
Thank you both for your input. I think I will stick with
water. Knew coming here would help :)

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 4:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bulldinkie

I had a big plexi greenhouse,occasionally I would dust it,the rag scratched the plexi,you have to be real careful.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 4:40PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
HELP! Clear Glass Shower Doors w/ hard water stains
I have extremely hard water and have clear glass shower...
kristinamaria
How Do You Clean Whirlpool Jets??
We're building a new house and have ordered a whirlpool...
MrsBigE
How do you keep black appliances and sink looking good?
I just (FINALLY) got my kitchen remodeled. I picked...
KLW123
Dishes smell 'fishy' after dishwasher
All my dishes and flatware have a funky sort of odor...
michelle_phxaz
Best hardwood floor cleaner?
Our floors just got finished 2 months ago and I hate...
lmrinc_gw
Sponsored Products
Stainless Steel Offset Double Bowl Kitchen Sink
Overstock.com
Sahara Loveseat
Home Decorators Collection
Seedling by thomaspaul Blossom 16" Wide Pendant Light
Lamps Plus
Bongio | Pat Shelf
$253.71 | YBath
Homelegance Wrentham 2 Piece Storage Sleigh Bedroom Set in Dark Brown
Beyond Stores
Bell Swag Multi-Pendant by De Majo
$707.06 | Lumens
Lenox Blush Silhouette Can Saucer - Set of 2 - LNOX1640
$37.90 | Hayneedle
Zoe Queen Vinyl Bed Frame in Brown
$299.00 | LexMod
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™