You are now the proud owner of a fine piece of Plexiglass ACRYLIC. All of us at Ridout
Plastics would like to offer these bits of wisdom to help you get the most
value out of your purchase.
The Number 1 Problem with Plexiglass acrylic is the use of incorrect cleaners. Yes, we
said "cleaners". Please... never, ever, use cleaners containing ammonia.
Cleaners such as Windex or 409 will harm your new piece of acrylic. Use only
products specifically recommended for cleaning acrylic such as Novus #1, or
Brillianize, and a soft cloth. (All are available in our showrooms). Never use
a dry cloth or your hand to clean your acrylic! This rubs the dirt and dust
INTO the acrylic as much as it rubs it OFF. First, blow the dust or dirt off,
or use water and a soft cloth to float the dirt off. Then use a recommended
cleaner to complete the job. Note: a mild solution of dish detergent and warm
water takes off stubborn dirt easily without harming the acrylic if you've run
out of Novus #1 or Brillianize.
The Number 2 Problem with acrylic is SHOCK. Dropping your acrylic can cause
cracking: From large cracks that deal a death blow, to small chips that can
turn into mortally wounding cracks. Acrylic is incredibly resilient, but flying
off the top of your car was not part of our stress testing. However, cracks in
an acrylic sheet can be HALTED by drilling a small (1/8" diameter) hole at the
end of the crack. This will keep your sheet in 1 piece while you call us for a
The Number 3 Problem with Plexiglass acrylic is children. Yes, just as with any other fine
article in your home, children should be properly instructed on its care.
Acrylic should be treated like fine furniture. Please note that Plexiglass Acrylic is the
number 1 protector of children! When used as a safety barrier on balconies, or
in windows that have a high probability of being broken, we encourage its use
Scratch Removal: In the event that, after taking meticulous steps to prevent
it, your fine piece of Plexiglass acrylic becomes scratched, HAVE NO FEAR. Fine scratches
can be removed with a mild abrasive polish such as Novus #2, or Novus #3.
Heavier scratches, such that you can feel with your fingernail, will require
some elbow effort to remove with a bit of sanding and buffing. A series of
grits (150,400,600) followed by a buffing wheel and available buffing compound,
will restore the luster of your Plexiglass acrylic!
We Want You To Be Satisfied.
We have offered these basic rules to guide you to years of satisfaction. If you
experience any problems with your Plexiglass acrylic, have questions regarding cutting,
drilling, buffing or are curious as to new materials available, please call our
customer service representatives for prompt and courteous service, or visit our
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5535 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
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