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Jeff Jenson
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I have an illusion I made where a dove turns into a rabbit. The box where the rabbit is hiding is made out of clear plastic. How would I clean off fingerprints and other streaks? I don't want to use Windex or anything like that because of the ammonia in it. I also know that they make ammonia free products out there, I just want my bunny to be safe.

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Jeff Jenson
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boppies2
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Jeff77,

To clean my Acrylic Cylinder, I use a little furniture spray polish and a soft cloth.

I don't use paper towel or any other paper products, since they may scratch the surface.

After the item is clean, I use a another clean soft cloth for drying.

Hope this helps,

Max
123TJS321
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Vinegar in a spray bottle.
tropicalillusions
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Hey, Jeff, Clean that prop, buddy...LOL Any of those items are great. If you are worried about fumes, just make sure the prop is aired out before use or stored while the load chamber can air out over time. If you use it a lot, then the vinegar solution from 123 is great, and GREEN as well. I would go vinegar as well, just in case your animal has any sort of licking props issues. Good to see you in here, my friend. Hope all is going well at your new show location.
Michael J. Douglas
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Both vinegar and lemon juice, another good cleaner, can be used as deterrents for some animals. Some people have had success keeping pets off kitchen counters and away from electrical cords using one or the other, but it didn't seem to bother my cats. Vinegar was useful in house-training my dog, though. So, try lemon juice if you notice your rabbit acting funny in the load area. If neither of those work, baking soda is also good and leaves no scent; it's mildly abrasive, but I've never had it leave a scratch.
Michael J.
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I understand you do not want to use Windex because of the ammonia. But try it anyway. After you finish cleaning with it, use soap and water to clean the ammonia away.
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