Things to Remember When You Need to Clean Your Lexan Labels

Lexan LabelsLexan is a material that many companies choose when they need ultra-durable and tough labels to use on their products, equipment, and the like. These are chosen because of their inherent strength and other qualities that make it ideal for many different applications. While these tags are indeed durable and resilient enough to survive exposure to a huge number of conditions, this does not mean that these won’t get dirty or won’t need a bit of cleaning every now and then.

In order for you to keep your Lexan labels as clean as they should be, cleaning these is a must. Here are some of the things you need to do in order to avoid any damage to these labels and to keep these as great looking as when these were first installed:

Use cleaning agents that are tough on grease and dirt but are not too harsh to cause any damage to the material. Some examples of such cleaning agents include dishwashing liquids that have grease removing formulations, Windex, and other similar cleaning agents.

After washing with these cleaning agents, wipe off the label with a damp sponge. Do this a few times to remove the soapy cleaner from the label’s surface and dry thoroughly in order to avoid any cloudy film to mar the surface of the label.

Never use abrasives when removing any hard-to-remove dirt or debris from these tags. This means that sponges with an abrasive side should be avoided and carefully chosen cleaning materials that are capable of removing dirt without scraping or scratching the surface of the tag are what you should use.

Do not use high alkaline cleaners on Lexan. It is also important that you avoid using solvent based agents at all costs. Gasoline, benzene, acetone, and other similar substances should be off your list of cleaning products when it comes to Lexan labels.

Avoid cleaning your labels when exposed to high heat or when in bright sunlight. While you might be using the appropriate cleaning agents for this, exposing these labels to the heat of the sun, or even residual heat from wherever the label has been used, may damage it while you are cleaning. Let the item that the label is attached to cool down before you do anything about removing dirt from it.

If you see hairline scratches on the surface of your label, don’t fret since there is a solution to this. A mild polish used for cars can actually help mask such a hairline scratch on your labels. These polishes fill in these scratches quite well and can easily mask them, making them virtually disappear.

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