Due to the nature of the product, acrylic unfortunately will attract dust. If you try to clean it with an ordinary dust cleaner it can make matters worse by creating a positive charge attracting further dust to the material. At Arcola Products most of our acrylic fabrications are made from acrylic plastic and acrylic glass (plexiglass or perspex -this is a brand name). Using acrylic keeps our products strong, beautiful and yet sturdy, you may have seen in high end shops glossy panels, the material really does lend itself to a high quality look and feel. But like all things, there comes a time when you need to keep it clean. Dust can be a real issue as it the material can become static and attract dust from the air. There is an anti-static acrylic that you can purchase although this tends to be quite expensive, however if you’re cladding walls, opting for anti-static is definitely a good option.
Cleaning our products is as simple as can be, all you need is some household polish or dust remover and a clean anti-static cloth. Or if you can get your hands on a acrylic polish – even better! An acrylic polish such as Xerapol (we buy this low cost in bulk so if you do need some just contact us!) will even remove scratches using a unique special polishing paste. With a little bit of elbow grease the perspex should shine bright as new. Applying polish to the acrylic will help form an anti-static barrier that will repel dust and makes it more resistant any scratches.
Never use just a dry cloth, as this may scratch the surface if the cloth has already been used and picked up any small pieces. If you don’t have any of the above Perspex panels can simply be cleaned with cold water and a little detergent and can then be cleaned using chamois leather or a soft cloth. This has the advantage of removing all static from the panel which might otherwise attract dust.
Thee use of solvents such as methylated spirits, turpentine, white spirit is neither necessary nor recommended.
Cleaning acrylic has never been easier!
Removing Scratches from Perspex
This needs to be done by a professional as it involves using sandpaper and polishing methods in order to remove the scratches. Please note that if the scratch is too deep it may be impossible to remove. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance. We may be able to clean it for you or replace the part entirely. If you do need to replace the part, feel free to use our cut to size calculator which will allow you to purchase a new panel in the size you need it in variety of materials.