Removing Masking from Acrylic Sheets

Posted: October 3, 2007 in Basic Plastic Tips

The sheet masking should be left in place during most fabrication operations to protect the sheet surface. The masking may be removed for intricate detail work on the sheet if necessary. Certain heat sources used in line bending and thermoforming operations may also require removal of the masking. Unmasked sheet should be stored in the original shipping cartons. Avoid handling unmasked sheet unnecessarily.You can remove the paper masking with a cardboard tube by rolling the masking around it. If the adhesive has hardened, moistening it with aliphatic naphtha, hexane or kerosene will help to soften it. Do not use gasoline or sharp-edged objects such as razor blades. Any oily film left behind by solvents should be removed immediately by washing.

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