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Do's and Don'ts of Cleaning a Mirror

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Replex ships you a pristine mirror with film masking to protect it from scratches during shipping and installation. Knowing how to keep your mirror looking fabulous is equally critical.

CLOTHS:

DO – use a microfiber cloth. There are many suppliers of these cloths and they are easy to order online from Amazon.com or other suppliers. They are not expensive and are worth every penny.

DON’T – use paper towels and don’t use ordinary cloth rags, especially if they have seams. The thread used to stich them at the seams is surprisingly abrasive. Paper products have a lot of grit which is also very abrasive, especially if dry.

SPRAY CLEANERS:

DO – use a commercially available plastic cleaner such as Novus polish, or use an ordinary spray furniture polish such as Pledge ™. A spray furniture polish typically leaves behind a very small amount of clear wax which helps make the mirror easier to clean next time. You need only a tiny amount of spray furniture polish to clean off fingerprints and other soil. Use furniture polish sparingly so you don’t leave behind a waxy mess.

DON’T – use ordinary glass cleaners such as Windex™ or Glass Plus™. Any solvent based cleaner that contains a lot of alcohol or ammonia is likely to be detrimental to the acrylic. If you are not sure, test the cleaning solution on a small area first to make sure it is compatible with the acrylic.

As you can see, it is not complicated, and there are only a few do’s and don’ts. Following the correct cleaning method will enable your mirror to remain pristine for many years to come.

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