Care & Maintenance of Acrylic

Washing Instructions:

Wash your acrylic with a mild dishwashing detergent and warm water. Use a clean soft cotton flannel cloth or sponge. Use only light pressure. Rinse with clean water and blot dry with a damp cloth or chamois.

Do Not Use:

Window cleaning sprays, kitchen scouring compounds, abrasive cloths or solvents such as acetone, gasoline, benzene, methyl ethyl ketone, carbon tetrachloride, lacquer thinner or alcohol solutions containing more than 5% alcohol. (Note: Some algaecides, fumes and vapor from paint, cleaning agents and varnish have been known to cause damage to chemical bonds)


Dust with a soft, damp cloth or chamois.


To maintain a high gloss surface, you may use a good grade commercial acrylic polish or automotive paste wax. Apply a thin, even coat with a soft cloth and polish lightly with cotton Flannel. Then, wipe with a damp cloth to help eliminate the electrostatic charges.

Recommended Products:

Cleaning/polishing: 210 Plastic Cleaner/Polish, 3M Finesse-it Final Finish (restores bright finish to acrylic)

Minor scratches: 3M Finesse-it II or Novus 1, 2, & 3 (fine grit polishing liquid)

Scratch Removal:

Removal of minor fine scratches should be done with care and proper supervision. Hand polishing is recommended using fine grit polishing paste or liquid. Apply polish with a soft moist cloth using light pressure. (Caution should be used as scratch removal may cause optical distortion in the surface of the acrylic.) Some scratches need to be removed with the use of abrasive paper. We strongly recommend that this be done by a professional experienced in the use of scratch removal techniques. A thin coat of a final polish may be applied to remove dull appearance that may have been left from the fine grit polish or paste. (Finesse-it II then Final Finish). Novus 1, 2, & 3 may give you the desired results without further applications of products.

Protective Shipping Paper or Film:

Never leave the paper or film protective covering on the surface of the acrylic. Always remove paper or film prior to hydro testing and never leave in direct sunlight. Paper or film left on acrylic for prolonged periods may result in the adhesive solidifying, making the removal difficult and damage to the acrylic may result during the removal process.