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5 Tips for How to Clean Polycarbonate Luggage
By Sydnie Boulé
Luxury pieces from ROAM Luggage are made to last. All of ROAM’s durable, lightweight luggage is handmade using a proprietary nano-coating finish atop 100 percent virgin U.S. polycarbonate that shrugs off scratches and dents. Despite these top-quality finishes, it is impossible to prevent your luggage from getting a few scuffs and marks; however, with a little time and care you can have your luggage looking brand new. Check out ROAM’s tips how to clean polycarbonate luggage below.
Thoroughly Clean the Entire Exterior Shell
After many trips around the globe, there is a chance that your luggage may have picked up some dirt and dust along the way. Find some time to give your luggage a little TLC with a hassle-free cleaning routine: To clean your polycarbonate luggage, begin by creating a mixture of warm water and dishwashing liquid. With a soft cloth or sponge proceed to wipe off the entire polycarbonate shell with the cleaning solution. Use a clean, dry cloth to remove the excess moisture from the shell - it is important to remove all of the solution to avoid water stains.
Remove Scuffs and Marks
After grazing the pavement or bumping into other luggage overhead, your luggage can accumulate a few scuffs and marks. When you see a scuff do not fear, simply use an eraser cleaning pad, non-abrasive spray cleaner or even toothpaste to remove these damages. An eraser cleaning pad can be used to buff out prominent scratches as well as visible scuffs and marks. Remember to avoid cleaning agents that include acetone, ammonia, and benzene compounds as these may damage your polycarbonate surface and leave a sticky residue
Wipe Down Handles and Wheels
When cleaning your polycarbonate luggage, do not forget about cleaning the handle and wheels. Often travelers forget how many germs that handles pick up and how much residue wheels pick up from non-stop adventuring. To clean handles you can simply use a damp microfiber cloth with warm soap and water, all-purpose cleaner, or a disinfecting wipe. You can also use this method to clean off the zipper and the wheels on your bag. In order to fully clean your wheels be sure to spin them on your damp cloth a few times to remove all dirt.
Vacuum and Wipe the Interior
While making sure the exterior of your polycarbonate luggage is clean, it is equally as important to focus on the interior cleanliness of your luggage. After several trips, crumbs and dust can accumulate in your luggage. No one wants to put their clean clothing into a dirty suitcase; you can easily use the upholstery attachment of your vacuum to clean out the interior of your luggage. Make sure to get into all of the components and pockets in your luggage, so your luggage is spotless and ready for your next trip. Also, if something spills inside your suitcase, ROAM’s water-resistant nylon lining can simply be wiped clean with a mild detergent and water.
Avoid Cleaning with Nest Storage
If you are a traveler who truly does not have the time to clean your suitcase, you can keep all of your suitcases clean by storing each one in the other. What exactly does this mean? To store your cases, you may nest the standard carry-on, medium size check and large size check cases for space-saving storage. This method not only allows you to save space in your home, but it will keep your luggage as clean as possible so you are always ready for a trip at any given moment!