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  1. What information do I need when ordering my tanning bed acrylics?

  2. What is the best way to measure my acrylic for ordering purposes?

  3. When should I replace my tanning bed acrylics?

  4. How do I place my tanning bed acrylic order?

  5. What will I be charged for shipping?

  6. What can I do to prolong the life of my acrylics?

Over 250 Makes Including Custom and Hard-To-Find Acrylics!

Phoenix Sun Tanning LLC. offers one of the largest selections of tanning bed acrylics in the industry. We make every effort to ship acrylic orders the same day!

Did You Know?

Small scratches on your Acrylic which feel somewhat like sandpaper and are called "Crazing" are evidence that the Acrylic has exceeded it's usable life. This crazing blocks some of the UV rays and significantly reduces the tanning power of your bed, even with new lamps.


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1. What information do I need when ordering my tanning bed acrylics?

Our Trained staff is ready to take your order. Here is the information we need to fill your tanning bed acrylic order.

  1. Find a paper , pen and flexible tape measure.
  2. Accurate acrylic measurements. See how to measure below.
  3. Write down the manufacturer, make/style, model number, year and number of bulbs in your bed.
  4. Brief description of your bed's features, i.e., number of facial lamps, taping pattern, etc.
  5. Remove the acrylic from the tanning bed and stand it on end.
  6. Type of acrylic to be replaced: curved, molded, V-bend, 2 bend, 3 bend, or 4 bend (see image below).
  7. Which of the two are you replacing bench (bottom) or canopy (top).

Bend Types:

Acrylic Bend Types

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2. What is the best way to measure my acrylic for ordering purposes?

tanning bed acrylics

How To Measure.

IMPORTANT: Since the measurement you give identifies accurately your replacement shield, it is very important to give us as TRUE a measurement as possible. The only way to measure is by using a metal tape measure (cloth or vinyl measurement tools can stretch causing inaccurate measurements!).

  • First, Take the acrylic completely out of the unit.
  • With a METAL tape measure, measure the width around the back side of the acrylic (the side closest to the lamps). Be exact. Do not round up or down. We prefer that you get within 1/16".
  • Measure the length in the same manner.
  • In some cases, you will need to measure the width of any special taping. For instance, some acrylics have gray or white tape at the head and foot of the acrylic to disguise lamp holders or other inner workings of the tanning unit. This is especially true for the canopy acrylics of units with facial tanners. Make any notations concerning the specifics of the taping pattern.
  • If your acrylic has any type of special notches or holes, please notate the specific location of these features.
  •   Any other method of measuring may cause you to receive an ill-fitting acrylic.

Suction Cups!

Tanning Bed Suction Cups

Do you need extra arms to get your acrylic out? No More! 

Ask us about our suction cups to improve ease of removing acrylics.

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3. When should I replace my tanning bed acrylics?

  • Acrylics should obviously be replaced when they are broken, especially if the crack is large enough to either pinch a customer, or break completely and further damage your tanning unit.

  • One of the biggest mistakes of salon owners is waiting for their acrylics to break before replacing them. Even if your acrylic appears to be in perfect shape, over a period of time it will begin to block a percentage of the UV light. Most acrylics should be replaced every 1500-3000 hours. The best way to test the UV transmission of your acrylics is to purchase a light meter. Take a reading with acrylic on. Then, take a second reading with the acrylic off. If the readings show a difference of 20% or more, the acrylics need replacing.

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4. How do I place my tanning bed acrylic order?

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5. What will I be charged for shipping?

  • Acrylics are delivered within 2 days of your order being processed and shipping charges are $73.50 for up to 3 acrylics on some models. We make every effort to ship acrylic orders the same day!

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6. What can I do to prolong the life of my acrylics?

  • To prevent premature cracking, make sure that your bed has all of the acrylic supports properly installed. Inspect them to make sure that they are not loose or cracked.

  • Some units do not have a proper support system to begin with. In that case, you can either purchase aftermarket acrylic supports that can be modified to fit your tanning unit. Or, you can purchase replacement acrylics in an upgraded thickness for an additional charge.

  • Use disinfectant and cleaners that are acrylic safe. Most home cleaning products are damaging to acrylics.

  • Clean and polish your acrylics regularly with a system such as Novus Plastic Polish. It comes in three steps: Step 1) cleans and prepares the acrylic surface for polishing, Step 2) removes haziness and fine scratches, and Step 3) removes deeper scratches. Using this system will prevent build up, remove scratches, and help prolong the life of your acrylics.

  • Make sure that all of your internal cooling fans are working. Defective fans can cause hot spots in your tanning unit. In a worse case scenario, this can cause unnecessary warping of your acrylics.

  • Do not allow any of your customers to use tanning products that are not designed for use in indoor tanning equipment.

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Resources: Phoenix Sun will special order your acrylic shields to fit your tanning bed needs. We make every effort to ship acrylic orders the same day!

Care / Maintenance: Many factors such as heat, weight and tanning bed lotions can add to the decrease in performance of your acrylics. Proper maintenance can deepen the tan of your customers.

Disclaimer: Please note that our prices are subject to change.

 

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