Garage Door Window Cleaning (Lexan™)
- Mild dish soap or detergent (Joy, Palmolive Liquid, Top Job)
- Lukewarm water
- Soft, lint-free cloth or sponge
- Chamois or cellulose sponge
- Mild automobile polish (Johnson Paste Wax, Novus Plastic Polish, Mirror Glaze Plastic Polish)
- Masking/adhesive tape or lint removers (for paint removal)
- Butyl cellosolve (for graffiti removal)
- Prepare a mild soap solution using lukewarm water. Use a mild dish detergent like Joy or Palmolive.
- Apply the diluted soap solution to the Lexan window using a soft cloth or sponge. Avoid using brushes or abrasive scrubbers.
- Gently wash the window surface to lift dirt and debris. Do not scrub aggressively or use squeegees or sharp tools.
- Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm clean water. Be sure to remove all soap residue.
- Dry the window using a chamois or moist cellulose sponge. Thoroughly dry to prevent water spots.
- For light scratches or swirls, polish the window with a mild automotive polish. Test polish on a small area first.
- For removing paint or graffiti, use masking/adhesive tape or lint removers. Butyl cellosolve can also be used for graffiti.
- Avoid cleaning Lexan in direct sunlight or at high temperatures. Heat can dry soap too quickly.
- Never use abrasive cleaners, squeegees, razor blades or other sharp tools. Do not use benzene, gasoline, acetone or carbon tetrachloride.
- For routine cleaning, wash approximately every 3 months. More frequent washing may be needed in humid or dusty environments.
- Wear gloves and eye protection when handling cleaning chemicals.
- If using a ladder, follow proper safety precautions.
- Support the window pane fully when cleaning to avoid pressure on edges.
Following these proper Lexan polycarbonate window cleaning procedures will maximize the lifespan of your garage door windows.