Plaque plate engraving is quite popular nowadays. They are everywhere at your house entrance in your showcase as your awards or on walls as walls designing. Perpetual plaque plates embrace the glory of your achievements and home. But the questions arise how to maintain them for lifelong?
Don’t worry guys; I have found some amazing methods to clean and maintain your perpetual plaque plates in a straightforward and cheap manner. So, let’s check them out without wasting another second.
Tips for maintaining perpetual plaque plates:
Clean according to the metal type: the first most step to clean your perpetual plaque is to find out the type of metal used in your plates. Every metal requires different methods of cleaning. Some metals are more prone to scratches while cleaning as compared to others. And you surely don’t want to ruin your expensive and memorable plaque plates. So, make sure to know the type of metal before you start cleaning them.
Avoid using harsh chemicals: it may take some time to clean the plates, but please don’t try to make it fast by using harsh chemicals on them as most of these plates are made non-resistant to severe chemical and substances. There are various other methods to clean up the plates that are not only suitable but cost-effective too!
Don’t forget to wear your gloves: it’s imperative to wear gloves while cleaning these plates. This will surely protect your hands from dirt and edges of the plaque plates. Other than that, wearing gloves is also essential for protecting your plaque plates from the harmful effects of natural oils on your hands. These natural oils occur along with the particles like sugar, acids, and lipids that may destroy the plates by corroding the metal slowly. Constant cleaning can protect such harmful effects on plates, but we still recommend you to wear gloves for the protection of your hands.
Steps to clean brass, bronze, stainless steel and aluminum plates:
Here are the steps you need to follow in cleaning up your plaque plates effectively:
Make sure the materials you are using are safe on metals and are not abrasive or can form scratches on your plates.
Clean up the grooves of the plates with non-abrasive tools or materials like cotton swabs and wooden cuticle sticks, etc.
Dust off these plates by wiping down the surface using a dry, soft rag.
Then mix a mild dishwashing liquid in half bucket of warm water. Dishwasher helps to remove the greasy dirt effectively while ensuring its gentle effect on the surface of your plaque plates.
Soak the clean and soft rag in the warm water and wipe the plates with it
Use wooden cuticle stick or cotton swab to clean the dirt in the crevices of the plates
Repeat cleaning the surface with a soaked soft cotton rag until it is adequately cleaned.
After that wipe the plate with a dry cotton rag and keep it in the air so that it can dry out properly. Keep a check that all the moisture is removed from the plates.
To give it a new shine, apply a metal polish to your plaque plates.
If you still find out dirt in the cracks or grooves of the plate, try cleaning them with a soft baby’s toothbrush and the same water and dishwashing liquid.
So, here we are done with the cleaning process. These easy steps can surely help you to maintain your plaque plates for a longer duration. Try to keep them clean and remove dust every day. Feel free to ask us your queries in a below-given session.