Plastic trophies are a popular and cost-effective option for award ceremonies and competitions. Unlike glass trophies, plastic trophies are durable and less susceptible to shattering if they fall, although they are still susceptible to scratches and cracks. Here are some tips on how to maintain a plastic trophy:
By following these simple tips, you can keep your plastic trophy looking great and protected for many years to come!
Handle with Care
Although plastic trophies are relatively durable, they can still be damaged easily, especially if dropped or mishandled. Always handle them with care, use both hands, and try to avoid touching the surface with dirty or oily hands.
Clean with Mild Detergent
Cleaning Plastic trophies is easy. You can use a mild detergent and warm water to clean the surface with a soft cloth or sponge. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scouring pads that can scratch the surface. When cleaning, use a gentle circular motion to remove any dirt or stains. To maintain the trophy’s original appearance, rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.
Proper storage of plastic trophies is equally important in protecting them from damage. Store them in a dry, clean place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Avoid keeping trophies in an area where they could be at risk of falling or being knocked over.
Despite your best efforts to avoid scratches, plastic trophies can be easily scratched, especially on the surface. If the scratches are shallow, use a toothpaste or a polishing compound to carefully buff out the scratches. If the scratches are deeper, visit a specialist who can repair the plastic using special techniques.