Cleaning & Care

The Makrolon®UV surfaces of the Dutch Daily Domes models are non-porous, smooth and easy to clean. The smooth, spherical surface means that snow, dirt and other impurities have little chance of settling. Animals, especially birds, avoid the smooth, sloping surfaces of the spherical domes. Even for stubborn dirt, rain as a natural cleaning agent or water from a garden hose are usually sufficient. To maintain the brilliance of the material, we recommend liquid, non-scratching polycarbonate care products in combination with soft cotton cloths. If one of the coupling segments is damaged, the affected segment can be dismantled easily, reordered with the engraved number and the replacement reinserted.

Polishing Makrolon UV®
Reinigen Sie die Oberfläche gründlich mit einem weichen, feuchten Wolltuch. Für leicht trübe Flächen oder kleinere Kratzer empfehlen wir die Polierpflege von Hand. Verwenden Sie ein sauberes, trockenes Baumwolltuch. Tragen Sie eine kleine Menge Poliermittel auf. Verteilen Sie das Poliermittel auf der zu bearbeitenden Fläche und beginnen Sie mit kreisförmigen Bewegungen in einem Radius von ca. 10 Zentimetern um die Kratzer herum. Erhöhen Sie den Druck stetig und beurteilen Sie fortwährend das Resultat. Wenn Sie den Kratzer entfernt haben, polieren Sie die Oberfläche mit einem Mikrofasertuch nach. Tiefere Kratzer müssen vorbehandelt werden; dafür benötigen Sie normales Schleifpapier oder Schleifwolle.
Polishing Makrolon UV® Clean the surface thoroughly with a soft, damp wool cloth. For slightly cloudy surfaces or minor scratches, we recommend polishing by hand. Use a clean, dry cotton cloth. Apply a small amount of polish. Spread the polish over the surface you are working on and start with circular movements in a radius of about 10 centimetres around the scratches. Increase the pressure steadily and assess the result continuously. When you have removed the scratch, polish the surface with a microfibre cloth. Deeper scratches must be pre-treated; for this you need normal sandpaper or steel wool. Start the polishing process with 200 grit sandpaper, then continue with 400 and 800 grit. Only sand lightly and do not apply too much pressure. As a final processing step, use waterproof sandpaper with grit 2000 or 2500, after which you can start machine polishing. If you have to remove deep scratches, we recommend polishing the surface over a large area. This is easiest to do with a polishing machine or a drill with polishing attachment. Work at low speeds at first, do not apply too much pressure and use soft (wool) discs. Once the entire surface has been polished, repeat the process this time at medium speed and minimum pressure.