What should I use to clean regular, acrylic or polycarbonate windows?

Let’s approach this in 2 steps: first the window frame and then the glass surface itself.

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Step 1: Window frames

  • This one-piece, seamless frame is made of polypropylene which doesn’t fade over time.
  • You can use the same product you use to clean the glass surface.
  • Use a soft cloth or a sponge.
  • Wash with a non-abrasive cleaner. Don’t use gas or paint thinner.

Step 2: Glass Surface

Regular glass, single or thermo-pane.

  • Use a mild detergent such as dishwashing detergent or the one you use to wash your car.
  • Alternately you can use a homemade water and vinegar mixture for cleaning.
  • Apply with a clean, soft cloth, a paper towel or a non-scouring sponge (nothing with an abrasive surface).
  • Do not use an abrasive cleaner as you risk scratching the glass.

Acrylic glass

  • Use the same instructions as for regular glass (above).

Window models with Decorative Inserts

  • A Decorative Insert is installed on the interior side of the window. It fits in a slot in the window frame.
  • Gently lift the insert, starting in one corner. There are 4 fasteners that hold it in place.
  • Clean the glass surface as for regular glass.
  • As for the insert itself, it is made of plastic. Clean it the same way as the window frame.

Polycarbonate (LEXAN)

  • Use a sponge with lukewarm water and a mild detergent.
  • Do not use abrasive or highly alkaline cleaners.
  • Never use a scraper, razor blade or other sharp instrument on the polycarbonate.
  • Don’t use gas or acetone.
  • Avoid cleaning in full sun or hot weather.
  • Rinse everything well, using a garden hose for large surfaces.

Very important:

Do not wash your garage door or its windows with pressure washer. Instead, use a garden hose. If you use a spray nozzle on your hose, use the light shower setting, not the strong direct jet.

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