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How to Clean CNC Machining Tooling Marks from Plexi Edges

Are you struggling with how to clean CNC machining tooling marks from plexi edges? You’re not alone! Plexiglass is a popular material used in many industries, especially in CNC machining. However, cleaning tooling marks from plexiglass edges can be a tricky task.

Don’t worry though; As a leading CNC machining manufacturer,In this article, Longsheng Technology teach you the best practices for cleaning CNC machining tooling marks from plexi edges. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a professional, the tips and tricks you’ll learn from this article will help you clean your plexi with ease.

Cleaning Materials

To begin, you’ll need to gather the necessary cleaning materials. You can find these at most hardware stores or online:

  1. Soft-bristled brush or cloth
  2. Soap and water
  3. Acetone
  4. Rubbing alcohol
  5. Microfiber cloth
How to Clean CNC Machining Tooling Marks from Plexi Edges

Microfiber Cloth

Microfiber cloths are gentle on plexiglass and won’t scratch or damage the surface of the plexi edges.

Acrylic Polish

An acrylic polish is specifically designed for use on plexiglass surfaces. It’s ideal for removing tooling marks because it’s strong enough to break down the marks, but gentle enough to avoid damaging the plexi edges.

Rubbing alcohol

If you want a gentler option than acetone, rubbing alcohol is a great choice. It’s also effective in removing dirt and grime, as well as removing sticky residue left behind by tape or adhesives.

To clean with rubbing alcohol, dampen a soft cloth with a small amount of rubbing alcohol, then gently rub the affected area of the plexi edge. Be sure not to press too hard, as the surface may scratch. Finally, rinse the plexi edge with lukewarm water to remove any alcohol residue.

Cleaning Solution

You can use a gentle cleaning solution to remove dirt and grime from the plexiglass surface before you start cleaning tooling marks. Avoid using harsh chemicals that can damage the plexiglass.

Cleaning Process

Now that you have all the materials you need, let’s dive into the process of cleaning tooling marks from plexi edges.

Step 1: Clean the Plexi Edges

Before you start removing tooling marks, clean the plexiglass surface with a gentle cleaning solution. Spray the cleaning solution onto the plexiglass surface, and use a microfiber cloth to gently wipe away the dirt and grime. Make sure that the surface is completely dry before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Apply Acrylic Polish

Squeeze a small amount of acrylic polish onto the microfiber cloth and apply it to the tooling marks. Rub the polish in circular motions using medium pressure. Be sure to cover all the tooling marks on the plexi edges.

Step 3: Wipe Away the Tooling Marks

Using a clean microfiber cloth, wipe away the acrylic polish and tooling marks. Be sure to apply light pressure and use a circular motion to avoid leaving any streaks.

Step 4: Buff the Surface

Once you’ve wiped away the tooling marks, use a clean microfiber cloth to buff the plexi edges. Buffing helps to remove any remaining polish residue and leaves a crystal clear finish on the surface.

Final thoughts

Cleaning CNC machining tooling marks from plexi edges may seem like a daunting task, but with the right materials and techniques, you can do it safely and effectively. Remember to be gentle when cleaning, use mild solutions, and finish off with a microfiber cloth to avoid scratches. By following these tips, you’ll have your plexi edges looking like new in no time.

We hope you found this article helpful, and please let us know if you have any questions or other tips for cleaning plexi edges.

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