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How do I take care of mirrored acrylic?
Mirrored Acrylic Care
Vertical storage: If the mirror sheets are to stored on end, care must be taken to avoid warping. Sheets must stand with an angle of no more than 10 degrees from the vertical. A-frame racks made of plywood can be made to give full support to the material. Horizontal storage: If the acrylic mirror is to stored flat, care must be taken to avoid warping, slipping and scratching. If different sizes are to be stored together, make sure the largest pieces are at the bottom and the smallest on top. This will prevent overhang, which can lead to warping.
Masking: Should remain in place to protect the material during all phases of fabrication and installation. Handle mirror side down, care should be taken not to slide sheets against each other. Removing masking: If there is difficulty in removing the masking, use aliphatic naptha, kerosene, or distilled alcohol to moisten the adhesive. Do not use other chemicals or sharp objects to remove the masking.
Washing: Use a mild dish soap, water and a soft cloth to wipe the surface, apply only light pressure to remove grease, oil, or tar deposits on the material. Do not use window-cleaning sprays, kitchen scouring compounds or other chemicals to clean mirrorized sheets. Removing scratches: Fine scratches can be removed by hand polishing with a plastic scratch remover or compound cleaner. Deep scratches can be lightly sanded using 400 grit "wet or dry" sandpaper.
Title: How do I take care of mirrored acrylic?
Description: Mirrored Acrylic Care
Last Edited: 9/18/2013
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