Generally, you can clean most plastic products with average detergents and rinse with distilled water. That alone will take care of mist stains and dirt that accumulates on plastic products. But that doesn’t always prove to be successful. So here are some tips that we are sure you will find helpful in keeping your household plastic products clean.
Shinny Plastics – White Vinegar and Water Formula
Plastics can be kept clean just by wiping the area clean by scrubbing the area with a clean cotton cloth. Mix equal parts vinegar with water and spray generously over the area, and then wipe it clean. Repeat the process as many times as necessary and that will be all you need to keep most of your plastic products clean. Also you may notice that shinny plastics are easier to maintain because manufacturers use special Plastic Masterbatches so it shines with just a few wipes.
Hard Resins – Soda and Warm Water
Hard resins that are used for outdoor purposes need some more effort on your part. Mild abrasives such as baking soda are best for hard resins. The mild abrasive acts on stains but keeps plastics safe. If you feel you need to add another layer of protection to the product after cleaning then you can apply a layer of automotive wax which is all you will ever need to keep your plastics nice and shiny.
For the absolutely dirty pieces of plastic products you have at home, you may need a little extra to dislodge dirt and stains. Remember though that bleach is very strong in nature and if used in heavy concentrations it can very well cause discoloration. Use bleach with care and you will have even the dirtiest piece of plastic product shining like new.