Cleaning Materials

The use of solvents and/or cleaners which are not compatible with polycarbonate will result in the softening, crazing, and/or cracking of the plastic part. This is especially true of polycarbonate lamps and mounting bases which may be under stress in their normal applications.

Compatible with polycarbonate:

Mild soap and waterMineral SpiritsIsobutyl alcohol
VM and P NaphthaVarsol No.2Mexane
Freone TF and TE-35Ethanol#1 & #3 denatured alcohol
Dirtex2% Sol. Reg. Joy10% Sol Bon Ami
White KeroseneMethyl alcoholHeptane
Petroleum Ether/65 degrees CIsopropyl alcoholLacryl PCL-2035 polycarbonate cleaner

NOT compatible with polycarbonate:

TrichlorGasolineAll Liquid Detergents
AcetoneCarbon TetrachloridePink Lux (Phosphate free)
TricleneChlorinated Hydrocarbons#1 & #3 denatured alcohol
Methyl Ethyl Keytone (MEK)Texize-8006, 8129, 8758Kleenol Plastics
MIBKLiquid Cleaner – 8211Oils
LysolStanisol NaphthaLemon Joy (phosphate free)

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