I own an online jewelry business that I have had for about 2 years now. I laser cut everything out of acrylic and up until these past few months I have been able to achieve a pretty clean product, the odd part being I haven’t changed anything about my process along the way. I use the Novus cleaners if and when I get any scratches and before it would come off no problem. Now I have been noticing that when I use the Novus #2 or #3 I get a super hazy surface that looks like I ran a piece of steel wool across it.
A piece that has the scratches I was trying to buff out.
I have tried two different types of microfiber clothes just in case that was the issue since Novus has been the most recommended acrylic cleaning product I have seen, especially for removing scratches.
This is after I tried using Novus #2, and all of these little scratches in a circular pattern from where I scrubbed showed up.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any tips on what could be causing it or recommendations on a better process for cleaning it would be appreciated!