O’ Sullivan manufactures press polished sheets by laminating two sheets of coated vinyl plastic with high heat and pressure. In this process the vinyl melts and flows slightly as it welds the two sheets together into one permanent glass clear unit. The edges are not trimmed to allow maximum cutting; because of expansion and contraction the sizes are approximate and dimensions vary plus or minus one inch.
Though the scratch resistant coating does provide protection, the flexible plastic windows are sensitive and can be scratched and marred if they are mishandled during unpacking, handling or cleaning.
Containers should be unpacked by carefully laying all the sheets onto a smooth flat surface where they will relax and/or acclimatize. At no time, should more than 10 sheets be stacked on top of one another. Stacking greater numbers could induce paper mark off.
Sheets should never be maintained in a horizontal stack more than one hour before being processed or repackaged.
Never pull individual sheets from a drum as this may cause scratches across the narrow width of the sheet.
When handling the sheets do not wear rings or jewelry which might mark the window.
Throughout the manufacturing process, do not throw away interleaf paper as it should remain with window to protect the surface and prevent blocking.
Do not roll and stow when dirty – this may damage the plastic window.
Do not stow the enclosure panels when wet – mildew may form.
CLEANING O’SEA PLASTIC WINDOWS
Plastic windows should be cleaned regularly. Be sure to hose or blow off loose dirt particles from surface and then use either plain water or a mild soap and water solution. Apply with a soft cloth or tissue to gently clean window. Never use harsh brushes or abrasives when cleaning plastic windows.
The effect of sunlight combined with environmental pollution may alter the chemical structure of your plastic window, resulting in permanent discoloration and brittleness.
To maintain the clarity and extend the life of your plastic window, it is recommended that you regularly wash dirt and salt off sheet surfaces, and clean regularly.
Do not use harsh detergents when washing your plastic window, O’Sullivan recommends using mild detergent in water applied with a soft cloth or micro-fiber towel.
Do not use cleaning products containing silicones or alcohol on press polished plastic windows. Some commercial vinyl care products and glass cleansers may contain these harmful ingredients.
O’Sullivan does not endorse a specific cleaner. We have successfully evaluated numerous cleaners. IMAR and Novus Cleaner 1 have been evaluated and found to have no short-term detrimental effects.
Do not rub the plastic window when dry – this may scratch the window. Always flood the window with water before gently wiping it with a damp, soft cotton cloth.
For more information, contact: O’Sullivan Films Inc, 1944 Valley Avenue, Winchester, Virginia 22601