Caring for your ClearShield-Protected Shower Glass
For best results and to maximize the performance of your ClearShield-protected Shower Glass, rinse with water and squeegee dry after each use. Then clean your shower glass every 2-3 weeks with AfterCare for Shower Glass. AfterCare offers optimum-cleaning benefits, maximizes the long life protection of ClearShield, includes an anti-bacterial formula and leaves a clean, fresh scent. AfterCare is also safe to use on all shower framework and hardware. In hard water areas, it is recommended that AfterCare for Shower Glass be used weekly or as required. Also use of our Limescale Remover is recommended for more stubborn spots. DO NOT USE any abrasive scouring powders or pads, highly acidic / alkaline cleaners or sharp instruments to clean your ClearShield Shower Glass. These can permanently damage the glass. Glass Cleaners like Windex and Glass Plus, will not harm ClearShield Glass, although they are unnecessarily strong. Never use commercial strength cleaners or products such as Lime Away or CLR on ClearShield Glass. In addition to AfterCare, an effective and inexpensive glass cleaner that will not harm ClearShield Glass is a simple mixture of 80% water and 20% vinegar. Place mixture in a spray bottle, apply to glass and wipe clean.
ClearShield Glass Protect Durability Guidelines and Recommended AfterCare Performance
ClearShield Glass Protect provides very effective and long-lasting protection, making glass always mucheasier to clean and keep clean than unprotected glass, resisting staining and maintaining clarity and visualappeal much longer. Unprotected glass can quickly and easily suffer permanent bonding of organic and inorganic air- and water-borne contaminants such as limescale/mineral salts, unburned hydrocarbons, metal oxides and silicones,causing staining and physical damage. Keeping the glass clean becomes very difficult, if not impossible,despite regular washing. As a result, clarity and visual appeal of the glass are spoiled. Harsh and abrasive cleaning methods and compounds create further damage and accelerate thedegradation process. Durability Guidelines As a general guideline, the service life of ClearShield Glass installed in vertical exterior glazing is up to 10years*. The durability may be longer for interior glazing. Please contact your supplier for advice of durabilityguidelines for other applications.
On average ClearShield Glass requires cleaning less than half as often as unprotected glass. Tooptimize the performance and durability of the unique protection, we recommend that you base thefrequency of cleaning by halving your current cleaning regime, and either increase or decrease it asrequired. We strongly recommend the use of our Glass AfterCare products forroutine cleaning, a specialistand non-alkaline, non-abrasive, water-based cleaner. NOT TO BE USED: Abrasive cleaning methods, pads and compounds or highly alkaline cleaners should notbe used on ClearShield Glass. Glass protected for lifeClearShield Glass performs indefinitely if a simple re-application is carried out once its performancebecomes noticeably reduced in terms of ease of cleaning and resistance to staining. The re-application canbe carried out in the field either by a manufacturer’s representative or using a DIY kit.
* The durability of the special protection may be affected by harshness of the environment and the type of cleaning compounds and methods used. Such matters are outside the control of the manufacturer.
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