the other hand, halogen lights regularly heat up to 200
degrees Fahrenheit and this can become an issue.
Acrylic also has wonderful results from natural
lighting. It has a life-time resistance to ultra violet radiation
and unlike paintings or bronzes you will see no color
changes or discoloration no matter how long it stands in the
sun. Improper handling, which would cause deep scratches,
hard dents or chemical stains are what will most likely be of
danger to your acrylic sculpture.
If the scratches or damage is minor, the foundry
where the piece was cast may very well be able to re-polish
the work using jeweler's tools to bring back the original
luster. Should you damage the piece enough for a
chunk to be missing, no matter how small, the piece
may no longer be repairable. Care should be taken with
the etched or sanded areas from accumulating fingerprints
and oils.
Natural body oils and the skin lotions many of us use
will stay on the sculpture's surface, attracting dirt and
creating unwanted shiny spots.
According to Fredrick Hart's publisher and foundry, to
remove these oils and shiny spots simply use one drop of
D a w n dishwashing liquid or another non-toxic
dishwashing gel, and add it to 3 gallons of water then
bathe the sculpture for a very short time. Pat-dry
your sculpture and if you did it right, it will look like the
day you bought it!