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How do I take care of mirrored acrylic?

Mirrored Acrylic Care


Vertical storage: If the mirror sheets are to be 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 be stored flat, care must be taken to avoid warping, slipping, and scratching. If different sizes are to be stored together, ensure the largest pieces are at the bottom and the smallest on top. This will prevent overhang, which can lead to warping.


Masking: This 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 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
Published: 1/2/2004
Last Edited: 1/4/2023
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