Sunbed acrylics, or sunbed Perspex – as some people like to call them, are a critical part of your sunbed. They protect you from touching the lamps whilst allowing the UVA and UVB through to tan you. All lie down sunbeds are required to have them were stand up sunbeds don’t. stand up sunbeds are allowed to have grills as well as sunbed acrylics as you are standing and not lying on them.
Sunbed Perspex can come in many different sizes and thickness, for instance on a Ergoline sunbed the base sunbed acrylic is 8mm thick and canopy is 3mm thick, where as on older sunbeds you may have a 5mm thickness base acrylic for your sunbed and a 2mm thickness for the canopy acrylic. All sunbed acrylics are specially made for each particular sunbed as there are weight restriction when lying on a sunbed. Normal acrylics or Perspex cannot be used for a sunbed as it will cause injury such as sunburn and stability. You will also get a warping effect as the sunbed Perspex will become unstable and melt.
It is very important to look after your sunbed acrylics. They should be checked after each use in case of a defect where someone has cracked the base acrylic and not reported it. You should always put notices up in your tanning room requesting clients treat them properly, for instance, one of the major causes of broken base sunbed Perspex’s are when clients put their footwear on and then lift the leg onto the base acrylic to tie their shoelaces. Sunbed acrylics should be cleaned with antibacterial spray and a microfibre cloth see in the lotion brochure. Try not to allow clients to use sun lotions that are not supposed to be used in conjunction with sunbeds, as these lotions damage the sunbed acrylic.
All sunbed Perspex’s get heat frizzes, so if you see little scratches appear on your acrylic “don’t panic!” it doesn’t require changing this is a natural process due to the fact the acrylic warms up and cool downs constantly. The only time a sunbed acrylic needs to be replaced is when a crack appears, sometimes the crack doesn’t go right through but if you are not sure, then simply email us a picture and we can gladly advise.
Sunbed acrylics can be a costly experience so a tip would be if you have a few sunbeds in your salon ensure the sunbed acrylics are on your insurance for your salon, as some acrylics can be over a £1,000. As I say, without your acrylic your sunbed cannot be used – so take care of it. at ECS Sunbeds, we stock lots of base and canopy sunbed acrylics for all types of sunbeds including Ergoline sunbeds, Megasun sunbeds and Luxura to name a few and we also stock the older types of acrylics for Zeniths, Sontegra and Shadow plus many moor.
If it is a sunbed acrylic your after ECS can supply and fit for you just call 0151 924 6344 0r message us via the contact page here.