Cleaning Dull Plexiglas?

Category Advice
Plexiglass can become dull over time. You may be able to improve it's clarity with some cleaning and buffing. This is a page about cleaning dull plexiglas.
Advertisement

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

February 25, 2017

I have an older shelving unit and the shelves are actually plexiglass versus glass. It's over ten years old. In the past couple years, I've noticed that even after thorough cleaning there is a dullness, unlike the clear glass-look when new. I have tried multiple household cleaners. My son recommended I try a As-Seen-on-TV product that cleans car headlights, but I would really prefer not having to order something. Anyone have any suggestions or remedies? Any ideas are appreciated! Thanks for your time!

Also, FYI footnote - I did consider going to my local hardware store and replacing the shelves, but my children did some small etchings in one corner as it was a gift and I just can't stand the thought of losing them!

Answers

February 27, 20170 found this helpful
Best Answer

Begin by removing excess dust or dirt from the surface of the plexiglass, but not with your usual duster. Use air to clear the surface, either by blowing across the pane or briefly using a blow dryer set to its coolest, lowest setting but don't ever heat plexiglass.

Advertisement

Once excess grime has been removed, spray a nonabrasive acrylic cleaner, such as Brillianize or Novus No. 1, onto a one or two-foot square section of plexiglass.

Once the cleaner has been applied, use a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth.

www.bobvila.com/.../#.WLPyqDsrJPZ

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 25, 20170 found this helpful

Here's an article written by Bob Vila: www.bobvila.com/.../#.WLHp1zw8LYU

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
March 2, 20170 found this helpful

slightly moist the tissue paper and try to clean it

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...
Advertisement

Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning AdviceMarch 8, 2017
Pages
More
🌻
Gardening
😎
Summer Ideas!
😷
Coronavirus Tips
📓
Back to School Ideas!
🐛
Pest Control
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-23 17:42:51 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cleaning-Dull-Plexiglas-1.html

Add to PageAsk a Question