How to Clean Clear Plexiglass

Plexiglas is not really glass at all--it's a clear, acrylic-based material that makes shatter-proof windows, windshields, medical devices and appliances. This strong, flexible glass-alternative is extremely durable and holds up well to weather and extreme temperatures. Just like regular glass, clear Plexiglas is affected by dirt, dust, smudges and water spots. Clean Plexiglas with gentle products to prevent scratching or damaging its smooth surface.

Clean the Plexiglas

Step 1

Dampen a soft cloth or sponge with warm water. Add 2 or 3 drops of dish soap to the cloth or sponge.

Step 2

Wipe the clear Plexiglas thoroughly with the wet sponge or cloth. Re-wet the sponge or cloth as often as necessary.

Step 3

Rinse the cloth or sponge with water. Wipe over the clear Plexiglas to remove any soap residue.

Step 4

Rinse the sponge or cloth with clean water. Wring it out, and wipe it over the clear Plexiglas to absorb any excess water. Do not use a dry cloth on Plexiglas, as it may scratch the surface.

Remove Tar, Grease and Paint Stains

Step 5

Dampen a soft cloth with a small amount of kerosene or naptha.

Step 6

Wipe away any stains with the cloth.

Step 7

Rinse the clear Plexiglas with a wet cloth or sponge.

Polish Clear Plexiglas

Step 8

Apply automotive paste wax to a soft cloth according to the package instructions.

Step 9

Apply a thin layer of wax to the clear Plexiglas with the cloth. Allow the wax to dry to a haze.

Step 10

Buff the clear Plexiglas with a soft flannel cloth. Rub the Plexiglas in small, circular motions until it shines.