Care & Maintenance

How do you remove paper masking from ACRYLITE® sheet products?

You can remove the paper masking with a cardboard tube by rolling the masking around it. Roll the masking paper onto a cardboard tube. Roll the masking paper back enough to allow work on the edge of the sheet. Masked ACRYLITE® sheet should be ...

How to clean adhesive residue/haze left by masking on ACRYLITE®?

Adhesive residue or haze left by masking can be difficult to remove. It usually occurs when the masking's latex adhesive gets old or is exposed to moisture, high temperature, or sunlight. The residue or haze may be removed using kerosene or aliphatic...

What are the recommended ACRYLITE® continuous service temperatures?

ProductContinuous Service Temperature (°F) ACRYLITE® FF acrylic sheetACRYLITE® AR acrylic sheet -30 to 160 ACRYLITE® GP acrylic sheetACRYLITE® GAR acrylic sheet -40 to 180 ACRYLITE® SG acrylic sheet 32 to 160 ACRYLITE® Resist...

Will xylene based cleaners (Good Off) cause crazing on ACRYLITE®?

In terms of chemical resistance, most alkenes are incompatible with acrylic. This includes chemicals such as xylene, toluene, benzene and other aromatic compounds. We would NOT recommend cleaning acrylic with a xylene based product as it will most likely...

Why do my ACRYLITE® sheets look warped and wavy?

When acrylic sheets are exposed to air, they can absorb moisture from the air. This causes the exposed edges of a sheet to expand slightly, resulting in the sheets taking on a wavy/warped appearance. To prevent this, the sheets should be kept in the ...

Does ACRYLITE® offer a cleaner to use on acrylic products?

Yes, our ACRIFIX® AC1010 cleaner is an excellent choice for cleaning any ACRYLITE® acrylic surface. It also helps reduce the static on the surface of the parts.

What is the proper method to store ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet?

Skids and cases of ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet are shipped with polyethylene film overwrap which protects the sheet from dirt and moisture. The overwrap should be left intact during storage to minimize warpage. Sheets should be stored vertically or in special...

What recommendations do you have for the caring and cleaning of ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet?

Wash ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet with a solution of mild soap or detergent and lukewarm water. Use a clean soft cloth, applying only light pressure. Rinse with clean water and dry by blotting with a damp cloth or chamois. Grease, oil or tar may be removed...

What chemicals are and are not resistant to ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet?

Testing is based on ASTM D 1308-98, Standard Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes. Chemicals were tested on stress-free flat panels at room temperature. ACRYLITE® is Not Resistant (NR) if the chemical...

Do I need to clean parts prior to solvent bonding?

Parts that are to be solvent cemented must be clean. Any residual mold release agents or mold polishing compounds can inhibit solvent bonding. Parts should be washed with a solution of mild soap or detergent. A clean, soft cloth and light pressure should...

What are the proper materials to use when painting ACRYLITE® acrylic?

Equipment and Materials The crystal clarity and long-term weatherability of ACRYLITE® extruded (FF) acrylic sheet allow for painting and printing on fabricated signs, displays, and other decorative items.  Using the correct materials will help you...

Will ACRYLITE® Multi-Skin acrylic sheet turn yellow and become brittle like the polycarbonate sheet I currently have installed on my greenhouse?

No, ACRYLITE® Multi-Skin products do not turn yellow like polycarbonate or other plastics. ACRYLITE® Multi-Skin acrylic sheet products also retain both their structural strength and fire resistance as it ages. This property is attributed to the natural...

What are the recommended continuous service temperatures for ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet products?

ProductContinuous Service Temperature (°F) ACRYLITE® FF acrylic sheetACRYLITE® AR acrylic sheet -30 to 160 ACRYLITE® GP acrylic sheetACRYLITE® GAR acrylic sheet -40 to 180 ACRYLITE® SG acrylic sheet 32 to 160 ACRYLITE® Resist...

Do you have stickers/labels to attach to the rear of a frame explaining benefits of ACRYLITE® Gallery products and cleaning instructions?

Roehm America LLC offers care and cleaning stickers that can be adhered to ACRYLITE® sheet products. These stickers can be ordered through your Authorized Roehm Distributor and are titled "How to Care for ACRYLITE® Acrylic Sheet."

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