PG acrylic has tiny cracks around edge?

So I played around and made a little design I made and used some acrylic. I’ve done two other cuts with no issues, but they did not have any etching or engraving involved. This design had some of the stiklcky backing attached to where it etched the letters, so I read in the forums here somewhere to soak it in water and it would help. I used coldish tap water and after drying I noticed what looks like little nicks or something along the edging?! I definitely did tnot notice it prior to soaking in the water. Maybe it soaked for 45 minutes? Any ideas or tips?

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Fascinating - I’ve moved to alcohol for most of my cleaning - so fabulous to get this info prior to screwing something up! Vinegar to the rescue


Thanks for the answer @redshift , that’s right. I’m going to close this thread - if the problem reoccurs, go ahead and post a new topic. Thanks for letting us know about this!