Cleaning Plexiglass: The Best Way to Clean Acrylic Glass

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In this post we want to share a few practical tips on how to clean plexiglass to keep your acrylic's (plexiglass) finish looking crystal clear. Commercial cleaning products and abrasive materials can scratch the acrylic sheet or give it a hazy appearance, so follow these best practices for cleaning plexiglass to insure your plastic stays looking great.

The Best Way to Clean Plexiglass

DO use a plastic specific cleaner

We recommend Brillianize or Novus. You can also use a solution of mild dish soap and water. These are safe for plastics, and you can even purchase solutions that help minimize the appearance of any scratches.

DO NOT use:

  • Ammonias
  • All Purpose Cleaners
  • Abrasives
  • Dry Cloths
  • Aromatic Cleaners
  • Windex
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Commercial cleaners will cause the material to become hazy, and anything scented can leave a residue. Once the material is damaged with these products, you can’t return the plastic to its original clarity.

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DO use a lint free microfiber towel

Acrylic is non-porous and moisture resistant. A microfiber towel with cleaner is an effective way to clean the material and remove 99% of microbes.

Tip: You can use a blow dryer on the cool setting to gently blow off dust or debris before wiping the material down.

DO rinse the cloth if it gets dusty or dirty while wiping the acrylic

If the rag traps debris, it can scratch the material as you clean. We highly recommend following the blow dryer tip above and rinsing the cloth after your initial wipe down.

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best way to clean acrylic glass

DO NOT use abrasive materials, sponges, or rags

These will scratch the material, significantly reducing clarity.

DO NOT use a dry cloth

Always apply the cleaner before wiping with the microfiber towel. If you try to wipe off dust or debris without cleaner, it can scratch the material.

These tips are also an effective and safe way to clean other plastics like PETG, colored and textured acrylic, or polycarbonate.

How To Clean Plexiglass FAQ

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Can I use a regular glass cleaner to clean plexiglass?

What should I do to avoid scratching my plexiglass while cleaning?

How can I remove stubborn stains from plexiglass?

Is there a specific tool or cloth that is best for cleaning plexiglass?

How can I prevent dust accumulation on plexiglass surfaces?

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