Vivid High Gloss Acrylic Panel comes with a protective film when initially supplied. This film should only be removed when all trade work has been completed in that area. Once it is removed, it initiates the “curing” process (whereby the surface hardens) which takes approximately 72 hours to complete. It is during this period that the surface is the most vulnerable to micro scratches if incorrect cleaning processes are carried out. The removal of the protective film also creates static which can attract other abrasive materials to the surface.
As such, we recommend to strictly adhere to these procedures upon the removal of the protective film:
This will remove any residue left from the protection film and shorten the duration of the “curing” process.
Eligere recommends the Vivid Series Plastic Clean & Shine; a powerful cleaning solution for the maintenance of the Vivid High Gloss Panel. It is supplied together with the panel and is available for purchase from our friendly sales executive. This solution:
Eligere also recommends the Novus 1 Plastic Clean & Shine as an alternative that could be purchased off the shelves of DIY shops. It has similar properties as Vivid Series Plastic Clean & Shine.
What to avoid
Under no circumstances should any of the products below be used to clean the Vivid High Gloss Acrylic Panel surface:
Due to their resistant and hygienic surface, Melame MFC / MFF Decor Panel do not require any special maintenance. The surface are generally easy to clean. The recommended cleaning methods according to the degree of soiling are as follows:
Light, fresh soiling
Clean with paper towel, a soft cleaning cloth (wet/dry) or a sponge. If using a damp cloth, dry the surface with an adsorbent paper or micro fibre cloth.
How to avoid streaks
Streaks are often formed when the surface is cleaned with organic solvent together with cold water or old cloths. To ensure no streaks occur when cleaning, we recommend wiping surface down with warm water and then drying it using normal paper towels to microfiber cloth.
Normal soiling – extended contact time
Clean with warm water, a clean rag or microfiber cloth. Use normal domestic cleaners or soaps that has no abrasive ingredients. Then wipe with fresh water, removing all traces of the cleaning agent, to prevent streaks forming. Dry surface with a clean, absorbent cloth or paper towel.