Effective Branding Through Well Designed Signs

Effective Branding Through Well Designed Signs

How to remove scratches from your cut-to-size Perspex sheeting

by Micheal West

Cut-to-size Perspex sheets have a variety of uses, but some of these can result in scratches to the surface. Fortunately, these are easy to get rid of. Here is a quick guide on how to remove scratches from your Perspex.

Clean the Surface

Firstly, make sure that your Perspex sheet is completely clean. You do not need any chemicals to do this. Just use a damp cloth, and wipe the plastic in a circular motion. When you are sure there is no dirt on the area around the scratch, dry it with a clean cloth.

Use a Mild Abrasive

You can use a commercial scratch remover specially formulated for Perspex sheets, but you can also use a variety of household items. Toothpaste, baking soda, or furniture polish should all be good enough to do the job. Put the paste over the scratch and polish the plastic with a clean cloth. You should buff it in a circular motion. This should be enough to remove a shallow scratch from Perspex.

Use Sandpaper

If the scratch is too deep to be removed with a paste, you will have to use something more abrasive. Sandpaper should remove these deeper scratches. Fold it up so that it fits into the scratch, as you do not want to sand down any more of the Perspex than you need to. Add a little water to make the sandpaper damp so that it is not too rough, and then start to sand down the scratch. It is better to use too little than too much force - you do not want to risk damaging the rest of the surface and can always increase the force if it is not working. Use a gentle circular motion until the scratch has gone. If this does not work, try doing it again with a finer grade of sandpaper.

Clean and Dry the Plastic

Whichever method you use, you should then clean the Perspex afterward with a new clean cloth. Once you have done this, dry the surface thoroughly. Your Perspex should be as good as new.

Consider a Replacement

If the plastic is still scratched after using the above methods, the best thing to do is probably to replace the Perspex sheet. Don't forget to measure properly so that the new piece can be cut to size again.

Scratches on Perspex sheeting are nothing to worry about. If you want more advice on looking after your cut-to-size Perspex sheeting products, just talk to your supplier.


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Effective Branding Through Well Designed Signs

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