Mirror Cleaning and Maintenance
To maintain the appearance of your acrylic mirror and ensure that it stays looking its best for years to come, here are a few tips for keeping your mirror clean. Firstly, remove any dust from the surface using a lint-free cloth – microfibre cloths are great for cleaning acrylic. You can add a splash of mild soap to warm water and use this to clean the mirror too, wipe it afterwards with a chamois leather cloth to avoid any streaks. This will help to remove any static charge from the sheet, particularly right after you’ve removed the protective film after installation and will help to avoid attracting more dust.
Don’t be tempted to use solvents, such as turpentine, methylated spirits or harsh chemical cleaners, as these will cause irreversible damage to the surface of the mirror. If your mirror develops any light scratches, these can be removed easily using a good quality plastic polish and a soft cloth. Follow the instructions on the container and gently buff away the scratches using small circular movements.
Finally, remove any residue with a clean soft cloth and your mirror should be looking good as new once again.
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Outdoor Funhouse Mirrors
Mirrors For Outdoor Use
You can find our funhouse mirrors in carnivals, amusement parks, businesses, municipalities and many other places they are used outside. Environmental factors play a role in outdoor installations, such as wind, rain, snow and salty air, just to name a few. Additional care must be taken to maintain the protective finish on the mirror frames. Our Painted Funhouse Mirrors are suitable for outdoor use with proper maintenance. A visual inspection should be done on a regular basis to see if any wear on the finish has started to occur. Light sanding and refinishing with polyurethane should be suitable for resealing the wood. Depending on the severity of the weather refinishing may not have to be done for several years.
Below are some links to the painted mirrors that can be used outdoors:
**Our UV Natural Finish Funhouse Mirrors and Giggle Mirrors should NOT BE USED in an outdoor application.