Most of our cart models use Lexan in their construction. Usually in the form of sliding doors on the bread box or windows and doors used in our sneeze enclosures. Lexan is the most well-known name brand of Polycarbonate sheeting. Polycarbonate is stronger and much lighter than glass. It is the same material used in bullet-proof glass and is virtually unbreakable. However, Lexan will scratch more easily than glass if not cared for properly. Remember, Lexan is much different than glass.
Follow these guidelines to give your Lexan windows and doors a good long life.
- Use only products specifically formulated for cleaning of Polycarbonate.
- Use a soft lint free cloth with a compatible cleaner for best results. (see compatibility list)
- Don’t use a dry cloth to clean your Lexan Windows. This will only lead to scratches.
- We recommend Brillianize or Novus for their performance and anti-static properties.
- Use Brillianize or Novus with a soft lint free cloth to remove everyday dust and dirt.
- Alternatively you may use a mild dish washing liquid such as Dawn, Joy or Palmolive diluted with water.
- Don’t use ammonia based glass cleaners such as Windex.
- Don’t use abrasives or high alkaline cleaners like Simple Green.
- Don’t use cleaners in direct sunlight or at elevated temperatures.
- Don’t leave cleaners on surface for long periods of time, wash immediately.
- Don’t use scrapers, squeegees or razors.
- Use only products specifically formulated for polishing of Polycarbonate.
- Use Brillianize or Novus #1 to remove everyday dust and dirt.
- Use Novus #2 to remove fine scratches, haziness and abrasions.
- Use Novus #3 to remove heavy scratches and abrasions followed by Novus #2.
- Always end any polishing operation with Brillianize or Novus #1 to finish the job.
Compatible Detergents and Cleaners:
- Brillianize or Novus #1 to remove everyday dust and dirt.
- Dawn, Joy or Palmolive type dish washing liquid for routine cleaning.
- Naphtha VM&P Grade - to remove road tar or adhesive from stickers or labels.
- Isopropyl Alcohol - to remove adhesive from stickers or labels.