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How to clean acrylic windows

Updated February 21, 2017

Cleaning acrylic windows requires the right type of cleaner and cloth. The plastic material of acrylic windows is more prone to scratching and chemical stains than is glass. If you follow the right procedures and use the right materials, an acrylic window should give the same years of service as does a glass window.

Raise the acrylic window and gently wipe the track of the window with a dry paper towel. Check the condition of the track and window frame. Remove any pebbles or anything that may be in the track of the window. Wear gloves to protect your hands.

Spray a small amount of Brillianize Acrylic Cleaner or other cleaner specifically designed for cleaning acrylic windows on to a section of the window. Wipe gently with a lint-free cloth until the cleaner is totally gone.

Spray the next section and wipe. Continue cleaning each section of the window until the entire window is clean.

Move outside, if the window is accessible, and repeat the above steps to clean the outside of the acrylic window.

Repeat steps for each acrylic window that needs cleaning.

Tip

Use a clean lint-free cloth for each acrylic window you have to clean.

Warning

Don't use a window cleaner like Windex or other ammonia-based cleaner on acrylic windows. Ammonia will damage the acrylic, cauzing a haze. Don't use an abrasive or caustic cleaner. These chemicals will also damage acrylic windows. Do not use WD-40 or any other petroleum-based chemical on your acrylic windows. Never use a scrubbing pad or other abrasive pad to clean your acrylic windows. Avoid using a razor blade or putty knife to remove substances on the window. Only use a chemical designed for acrylic windows and wipe with a lint-free towel only. Do not clean acrylic windows in direct sunlight, wait until the sun has moved from the area or is down.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Gloves
  • Lint-free soft clothes
  • Brillianize Acrylic Cleaner or other chemical designed for cleaning acrylic windows
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Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.