Care and maintenance
CRISTALPLANT© requires an easy and quick daily care. It is enough to clea CRISTALPLANT© using soap and water or common detergents to remove most of the dirt and stains that may be deposited on the surface. It is particularly recommended to rinse the surface well and to use gel or abrasive detergents with abrasive sponges like “Scotch Brite©” as in attached sample; doing that way, the original matt finish, distinguishing feature of CRISTALPLANT©, will keep untouched.
HOW TO PREVENT FROM DAMAGES
The surface is generally strongly resistant against stains and spots; nonetheless aggressive chemical products, such as acetone, trichloroethylene, strong acids or bases are not recommended. After long contact periods, several substances like ink, cosmetics and dyes, may leave colouring agents on CRISTALPLANT©, surface; the same may occur as for lit cigarettes; but all of that can be removed following the recommendations reported below.
HOW TO REMOVE PERSISTENT STAINS,SCRATCHES AND BURNING RINGS
CRISTALPLANT© is an homogeneous material in all its thickness and depth, thus it can restore its surface original beauty from aggressive agents, such as scratches, burning rings from cigarettes and persistent stains, simply by following these instructions: as for small damages, use an abrasive Scotch Brite© (3M trademark) sponge and a common abrasive detergent to restore the surface. Rub superficially the damaged part down. If the defect is still visible, rub again using very fine glass-paper.
Powder or cream detergents like CIF©, VIM© or similar, containing micro-granules with abrasive action on the surface. Methylated spirits may be used only being wary of rinsing well the surface.
NOT TO USE:
Solvent agents like acetone or trichloroethylene, as well as other aggressive chemical substances like strong acids (muriatic acid…) or bases (caustic soda…). Detergents for industrial use or others of unknown aggressive action: in this case a test on a spot not in view should be done before application. Very aggressive substance generally used to clear sink pipes. Solvents used in the painting industry.