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How to Clean and Sanitize Plexiglass Barriers

As you approach businesses about cleaning their windows, a new add-on service that many retail outlets and professional services may want is cleaning their Plexiglass barriers.

Transparent physical barriers like plexiglass or polycarbonate plastics are being added in all kinds of businesses, like grocery stores, drive-thrus, and even between some seating areas at restaurants. That’s because the CDC and other health organizations around the globe are recommending the use of plexiglass or similar barriers for protection against the spread of Covid-19. However, for these partitions to work correctly, they have to be set up correctly, and they have to be properly maintained. That means regular cleaning.

How to Properly Clean Plexiglass and Other Plastic Barriers

Acrylic is more susceptible to scratching and abrasions than regular glass, so special care should be taken when cleaning these new partitions. Several CDC-approved disinfectants are not safe on plexiglass, including traditional glass cleaners (e.g., Windex), among others.

Also, paper towels can cause micro scratches that will build up over time. It’s always best to use a micro fiber towel. Never use steel or brass wool on acrylic.

For light cleaning, we recommend using a soft, non-abrasive mop like the Pro+ Micro Fiber sleeve or the Monsoon Plus for mild agitation, followed by a good squeegee rubber.

Use your normal cleaning solution of water and GG4 or dish soap is safe to use. You can safely add Clean and Shine to your bucket to sanitize the Plexiglass.

For tougher cleaning, you can use Winsol’s non-abrasive Poly Clean, applied with a microfiber towel. Winsol Polyclean can remove tar, paint, permanent marker, grease, and scuff marks from plexiglass, Lexan, and other polycarbonate surfaces. Winsol Polyclean not only cleans the surface, it polishes and protects it against scratching or dulling.