Care & Maintenance
FOSSIL CHPL (Custom High Pressure Laminate) panels are protected with our exclusive finish and are easy to clean. The surface is so smooth and inert that an annual soap and water washing may well be all that is needed to keep signs looking clean and bright. Paint and graffiti are easily removed with suitable commercial solvents without damage to the surface. In fact, FOSSIL CHPL (Custom High Pressure Laminate) graphic panels are so durable, that we have not found a solvent that can damage our surface.
The procedures for removing stains can be divided into three categories, depending on the staining agent:
Easy Procedures (Wet Cloth)
Many staining agents can be simply wiped from the surface using a wet cloth.
Mild Procedures (Soaps, Household Detergents)
Some staining agents require the use of full-strength solutions of standard detergents, such as a non-abrasive soap, Simple Green (simplegreen.com), Goof Off (goofoffstainremover.com) Graffiti Solutions (graffitisolutions.com) or bleach to disinfect. Pre-clean the panel to remove any surface particles that may become abrasive when wiping the surface. Use a soft cloth and follow cleaning agents procedure with a water rinse. Do not leave the cleaning agent on for more then a minute.
Moderate Procedures (Solvents)
Some staining agents, especially those with grease bases paint or ink, will require the use of a solvent for removal. These stains can be removed using turpentine, 100% mineral spirits, isopropyl “rubbing alcohol”, WD-40 or MEK (methyl ethyl ketone). Pre-clean the panel to remove any surface particles that may become abrasive when wiping the surface. Use a soft cloth and follow cleaning agents procedure with a detergent rinse and a water rinse. If you are not satisfied with the result of the cleaning repeat the procedure until the stain is removed. Do not leave the cleaning agent on for more then a minute.
To keep the sides of your FOSSIL CHPL (Custom High Pressure Laminate) graphic panel looking black and to protect the edges, apply a liquid sealent such as Thompson's® Waterproofing Wood Protector on an annual basis.
Minor blemishes, nicks and light scratches can be concealed using a polymer based surface treatment such as Meguiar’s PlastX.