Acrylidex - Design & Decoration in Acrylic
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acrylic facts
from the good people at Acrylidex
myths busted!

Colour Perspex Boxes for decoration and display. use to put things on and put things in. Available in fluorescent, frost, and clear acrylic. Compliment our Perspex picture framing.
Christmas Decorations for outdoors and in. Harness natural light. No energy source required. 4 Point Star, 5 Point Star, Christmas Trees, Hearts all available in various colours. Compliment Acrylidex Perspex gifts and Picture framinguseful fact no1
Are acrylic and Perspex two different materials?
Honest answer - No!
You may know acrylic as Perspex, Plexiglas or Altuglas.
These are all brand names for the same material, Acrylic.
In the same way Hoover is synonymous with vacuums.

useful fact no2
Is all acrylic the same?
Simple answer - NO!
Brands vary in quality and in addition there are different types of acrylic.
For instance there is cast acrylic and extruded acrylic.
These two whilst visually the same to the untrained eye are made using different processes.
Cast due to its manufacturing process is generally more expensive
and has a higher optical quality than extruded. 
Neither should ever be called plastic or pvc.  These are different again!
Be sure to ask which you are being offered if dealing with other companies.
We only ever use Perspex or Plexiglas Cast acrylic in our Frame It range.

useful fact no3
How do you keep it clean?
You can clean acrylic with a purchased anti static cleaner
available at all good anti static cleaner outlets!
Alternatively, you can use a mild solution of washing up liquid and water.
Put the solution into a clean unused plant sprayer for easy use.
Spray on and polish off with a soft lint free cloth.
For extra sparkle add just 1 small drop of vinegar.

useful fact no4
Dealing with Static?!
Acrylic is very static - just think of that jumper you had as a kid.
If you are on a tight budget you do not need to buy an expensive static cleaner.
If you follow cleaning tip (useful no3) it is simple
When cleaning your acrylic simply draw the soft lint free coth in 1 direction
across the whole frame as you finish.
This will de-staticise the acrylic
(remember the balloon on your acrylic jumper trick when we were kids!)

useful fact no5
Does acrylic scratch?
Of course it does!
But it won't if you treat it with care

useful fact no6
How to avoid scratches
never lean/lie your acrylic goodie against a wall or surface face down
never use a fibrous cloth, such as a duster, this will cause a patina over the decades
never use it as furniture unless it has been specially coated or you don't want to put anything on it!
never clean your acrylic goodies whilst wearing rings or metal watches
never use abrasive products on your acrylic goodie

we hope this is all really useful!

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