Menu Protective Enclosures Company
The TV Shield Revealed

How to Clean Polycarbonate the Right Way

Posted by

The leading cause of unnecessary damage to the polycarbonate front shields used in your The TV Shield or The Display Shield is the use of improper cleaners or improper cleaning techniques.

Fortunately, a little know how can go a long way, keep your shields clear and maximize your product durability.

For general cleaning, it's always best to start with warm water to remove surface materials, including grit, grime and dust.

Follow up with a soft microfiber cloth and gently wash the front shield with a mild diluted soap (Palmolive Liquid, Windex Ammonia Free, 409). Rinse with clean lukewarm water.

Be sure to dry the polycarbonate thoroughly using a soft microfiber cloth to avoid spotting. Do so in an up and down motion, not a circular or side-to-side motion.

If your polycarbonate has tougher materials like oil and tar, start with a thorough soaking of clean water. That should begin to remove the surface materials. Gently rub the areas using a soft microfiber cloth that is diluted with isopropyl alcohol and water (mixture of 50/50). Rinse the 50/50 mixture thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Again, be sure to thoroughly dry the polycarbonate to avoid spots. Wipe the shield using a soft microfiber cloth in an up and down motion, not a circular or side-to-side motion.

IMPORTANT: Remember, using improper cleaners or techniques will result in damage to your polycarbonate.

If your polycarbonate has a sticker or adhesive you want to remove, use Isopropyl alcohol or kerosene along with lukewarm water. Rinse with clean lukewarm water and dry with a soft cloth.

It's quite possible that your polycarbonate could be vandalized depending on your application. Things like paint, markers and graffiti come to mind. Follow the process above to start by rinsing away surface grit with warm water. Gently rub the impacted areas with Isopropyl alcohol and your soft, microfiber cloth.

NOTE: Solvent cleaning solutions should not be used in hot temperatures or under direct sunlight. Lastly, rinse with clean, lukewarm water and thoroughly dry the shield using an up and down motion. Failure to rinse properly will result in spotting.

Some final tips:

1.) Never use paper towels, newspaper, standard rough towels or any other abrasive cloth or material
2.) Never use unapproved cleaners or any cleaners containing Ammonia
3.) Never use a dry cloth and/or your hand to wipe
4.) When in doubt, use only the recommended cleaning supplies for your products

5 Reasons to Consider Digital Display and Outdoor TV Enclosures

So, you're in the market for an outdoor TV cabinet, but where do you start? How about a digital display enclosure that can protect your valuable digital signage both indoors and outdoors? There are several ways to go but in the end, what works best? Here are five tips to help get you going.1.) One Size Does Not Fit [...]

Read More »


PEC Goes Vertical with Latest Commercial TV and Display Enclosure

[ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - MAY 3, 2017] Protective Enclosures Company is proud to unveil its latest commercial TV and digital display enclosure, The TV Shield PRO Portrait at InfoComm 2018 June 6-8 in Las Vegas."Customers have expressed a constant demand for a vertical version of the highly-popular The TV Shield PRO," said President Jarad King. "We’re always [...]

Read More »


Using Speakers When Watching Your TV Outside

How to Improve Your Viewing Pleasure with Outdoor SpeakersOk, so you’re all set up with your TV outside, using The TV Shield. You could stop there and everything is good: your backyard is your new favorite place to be. This works great for those times that you’re kicking back on the deck, beer in hand, on your own, watching [...]

Read More »


Why an Outdoor TV Cabinet is Better Than a Weatherproof TV

Weatherproof TV vs. Outdoor TV EnclosureThe weather has turned and we’re comfortably in the winter, but that doesn’t mean you should be banished from your yard for the next few months. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of people bringing the indoors out and getting a weatherproof TV, allowing them to enjoy the outdoors all year round. However, [...]

Read More »


​Design an impressive, mouth-watering food truck menu board

Trendy, convenient, delicious — Food trucks have taken the industry by stormThe popular food truck industry has grown in strength over the past decade and is quickly becoming one of the best performing segments in the food service sector. The industry’s remarkable rise began around the time the Great Recession hit, as hundreds of new vendors recognized an opening for [...]

Read More »


10 Great Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

Ten Top Tips For Enhancing Your Outdoor Living SpaceWe’re King or Queen of our home, taking pride in the space we’ve created. Whether you live in an area where you get year-round enjoyment from your yard, or are limited to just the summer months, allowing a flow of space from indoor to out can transform your home. Enhancing your [...]

Read More »


The Benefits of Installing a Professional Outdoor TV Cabinet

The Benefits of Installing a Professional Outdoor TV CabinetIf you’re considering building a DIY outdoor TV cabinet, you need to be sure it’s worth your while – in terms of cost and time – before you embark on the project. It is possible to build an outdoor TV enclosure, but you need to weigh the costs in terms [...]

Read More »


How To Build Your Own Cheap Outdoor TV

The American backyard – it’s the place to unwind, relax, watch the kids grow, and entertain friends. For many of us, our backyard is an extension of our living space. It’s often the hub of the home. Whether we want to watch the game whilst enjoying a beer with pals, have a home-styled movie experience, or simply a chance [...]

Read More »


Top Ten Summer Movies of All Time!

Stay Cool and entertained in the comfort of your own home! There are so many amazing movies to watch during this summer. With The TV Shield, you can have the option to watch them outdoors. We decided to create a list of The Top 10 Summer Blockbusters of All-time based on Domestic Gross [...]

Read More »


Recent Posts

Recent Tweets