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Quick UV plexi question!


CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Jun 13, 2002
Sacramento, California
I'm getting ready to fit a rather large piece that is getting UV plexi. Is there a right way and a wrong way to place it like with UV glasses? The writing ont the paper convering indicates nothing. A quick response would be great... I wanna get this thing done soze I can get paid!
As far as I know UV plexi is not directional.

Fast answer, frame away!
The only acrylic glazing that needs this consideration are the "abrasion resistant" nad "anti-reflective" brands (both A/R). The side that faces out is clearly labeled on the masking.
Unlike glass which is coated, they imbed the UV block in the plex.

As for the AR abrassive-resistant.. that is also a coat. (as Wally points out... one side)

When TV did OP3 Museum.. they truly stole my heart away... they coated both sides.. and it cuts down on the static . . and it washes the same as regular Museum.