Do you always clean acrylic after removing the protective cover? (Specifically, Museum acrylic, but feel free to chime in about any kind.) I know some folks don't clean new Museum glass (although we do).
We always clean glass, but with most acrylic, I just roll off the coating and do the fitting. For times when acrylic does require cleaning, I've used Ultra Lite's Museum Glass and Acrylic cleaner. Does that seem good to you?I clean Optium only when necessary. When you do have to clean in, be sure to use glass cleaner and not acrylic cleaner, because Optium has the same anti-reflection surface coatings as Museum Glass. Also, note that Optium, like Museum Glass, has no static charge.
While I don't wash museum glass, I always clean Optium acrylic. For me, the process of removing the protective film has left little lines on the surface but they clean off easily.
-eta- the lines/marks are very faint and can only be seen when looking closely from the perfect angle, but still.
We always rub the outer film down with a cloth, but it didn't occur to me to clean it for static abatement. That sounds smart.I have always cleaned the film before removing it with glass cleaner. It has always helped with less static and less to no lent/debris. Then I peel the film off without touching the acrylic so I don’t have to clean the glass. That method works really well.
I would ask if a G with 8 R's is GREAT, but am guessing you'd not agree. Remember when they came out with scratch resistant conservation clear acrylic? The protective cover would separate into paper bits and plastic bits, and didn't want to peel off the acrylic. It was a nightmare, and no surprise that they discontinued. I with they could remake it with cover removal.Did I ever mention that I HATE ACRYLIC for all the reasons laid out in the above posts? The only thing no-one has mentioned yet is the wretched scratches which appear magically as soon as the protective paper comes off.