Hello All, does anyone have recommendations for packing plexi bonnets? I have tried several different methods, but still often have slight scratches from cloth, cardboard, bubbles and foam.
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I've had good luck wrapping acrylic with clear plastic film. We use 24-inch wide rolls from Edward Don & Co. (#5P1069). The film protects against minor rubs and scratches, comes off cleanly, and is relatively inexpensive. It's normally used to wrap food, and I think it's PVC. (It's not the same as the stretch film for wrapping loads on pallets.)
The only troubles I've had were when some cases were stored in a trailer where the temperature went above 100 degrees. The film evidently reacted with the acrylic leaving a mottled white surface that wouldn't polish out, and the bonnets had to be replaced.
We use ¼-inch ethafoam sheets for padding outside the film. We use low-tack masking tape or painter's tape to hold the Ethafoam... that way we can reuse the same Ethafoam over and over for packing traveling exhibits.
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Thank you, Matt.
These are going into long term storage. We have tried storing them with and without plastic sheeting. The issue I have most is in transporting them. they need to be strapped onto the pallets (large bonnets), and so we are often looking for an alternate solution for corner protection. When we use the cardboard corner protectors under the plastic, they scratch the face, if we use them over the plastic, there is smudging that occurs under the plastic as well.
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