Want to get your matte acrylic sheet shiny and translucent again? Don’t worry, with four simple steps you can make matte acrylic shine like it’s new. Follow the steps below and enjoy your crystal clear acrylic again.
To get your matte acrylic sheet transparent again, follow these steps:
Clean your matte acrylic thoroughly with a mild cleaner and warm water. Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently remove all dirt and stains. Rinse the acrylic with clean water and then dry it with a soft cloth.
Use a polish made specifically for acrylic in combination with a polishing disc, such as the one available in our polishing kit. You put this disc on a drill, as it works more effectively than polishing by hand.
If there are scratches on the matte acrylic, you can use fine sandpaper (such as 2000 grit) to gently sand them away. Moisten the acrylic with water before using the sandpaper. Gently rub the sandpaper over the scratches in a circular motion until they are less visible. Rinse the acrylic again with water and then dry it.
Apply a thin layer of polish to the matte acrylic and rub it again in circular motions with a soft cloth. This helps to restore gloss and transparency. Wipe off excess polish and check the result. Repeat the steps if necessary until the matte acrylic is completely transparent.
Restoring the gloss and clarity of matte acrylic is a simple process that you can easily do yourself. With a little patience and care, and following the steps above, your matte acrylic can look like new again. Always remember to use gentle cleaners and cloths to avoid scratches. Repeat the steps if necessary, until you are completely satisfied with the results.
Care tips for long-lasting shine and brightness of acrylic
Now that you know how to get a matte acrylic sheet back to clear, it’s useful to know how to keep it clear as well. These preventive measures will help you keep acrylic sheets translucent for longer.
1. Maintenance tips: After restoring the gloss and clarity to your matte acrylic, it is important to maintain it properly, to keep it looking like new for as long as possible. Avoid using abrasive cloths or cleaners, as these can cause scratches that affect the clarity of the acrylic. Instead, always try to use soft cloths and milder cleaners. In addition, it is a good idea to polish the acrylic periodically to maintain its lustre. Make sure you always keep acrylic dry after cleaning; water drops can lead to water spots.
2. Safety precautions: When working with acrylic, it is important to observe proper safety precautions. Always wear protective gloves to avoid possible scratches or injuries. Also make sure you work in a well-ventilated area, as some cleaning and polishing agents can give off strong fumes. Remember to carefully read and follow the instructions on the products you use.