Caring for your Northstar Plastic Products

NorthStar Plastics Kennels, Crates, Cage Banks, and Grooming Tubs are constructed of material specifically developed to endure the constant punishment of the sun, water, and weather. Unlike wood, wood laminates and ordinary plastic, it will not warp, discolor, or delaminate. It’s made to maintain its shape, color, and finish for the life of your product.

The material is also chemically resistant. Most chemicals, except the harshest solvents and acids, will have little effect on the material. 

There isn’t much you have to do to keep your NorthStar Plastics products looking new. Below are a few tips on care and maintenance to keep your NorthStar Plastics products looking good for many years.

• To clean everyday dirt and stains, use a cleaner such as Soft Scrub and a nylon scrubby or stiff nylon brush. Scrub lightly, excess force can mar the finish.

• Persistent stains will usually go away if you soak the area with bleach (do not use 100% chlorine) and/or use a pressure washer.

• To clean a petroleum stain such as grease or oil, use a citrus cleaner, alcohol, or mineral spirits.

• In severe cases, spray petroleum-based stains with WD40. Then use toluene or acetone and a white nylon scrub pad. (Colored pads release staining dyes when combined with acetone.)

• DO NOT use MEK, turpentine or naphtha solvent.

• If a mark or stain won’t come out, you may lightly sand the area. Be careful and only work on the stained area because sanding will remove the matte finish.