Maintaining the Beauty: Cleaning Tips for your new Frameless Shower Enclosure
Congratulations on the purchase of your new frameless shower enclosure! The products listed below are recommended by the manufacturers to maintain the beauty and function of your new frameless shower enclosure.
Quick Cleaning Tips:
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work wonders to remove excess mineral and soap build up.
Squeegee the glass on a regular basis to prevent soap scrum from accumulating.
Soft Scrub with Lemon Cleaner can remove stubborn stains.
Mild dish soap and warm water are recommended for cleaning the frameless shower enclosure hardware.
Never use abrasive or corrosive cleaning products.
ShowerGuard’s patented technology helps keep minerals, scale and soap scum from sticking. A soft cloth or wet sponge and most common household cleaners are all you need for periodic maintenance. Link for more info:http://na.en.showerguardglass.com/CareCleaning/index.htm
Guardian suggested products for cleaning the ShowerGuard coated surface:
- Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser
- Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Sponge Preferred products for cleaning the ShowerGuard coated surface:
- Comet Bathroom Cleaner with Disinfectant
- Fantastik Antibacterial Heavy Duty Cleaner
- Invisible Glass Premium Glass Cleaner
- Kaboom Shower, Tub & Tile Cleaner
- Lime-a-Way Bathroom Cleaner
- Lysol Bathroom Cleaner
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
- Soft Scrub with Bleach Cleanser
- Sprayway Ammonia Free Glass Cleaner
- Tilex Fresh Shower
- Windex Multi-Surface Vinegar
- Windex Original Glass Cleaner Preferred all natural products for cleaning the ShowerGuard coated surface:
- Clorox Green Works Glass Cleaner
- Holy Cow Glass Cleaner
- iQ Glass Cleaner
- J.R. Watkins Window Cleaner
- Method Mint Natural Glass Cleaner
- Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Glass Cleaner
- Seventh Generation Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner
- Sparkle Green Glass Cleaner • Mixture of 50/50 water and vinegar
ShowerGuard Glass – What to Avoid • Avoid abrasive cleaners, such as: Ajax, Comet, CRL Bio-Clean, CRL Sparkle, Rouge and Cerium Oxide. • Hydrofluoric and phosphoric acid are corrosive to the coating and glass surfaces and shouldn’t be used. • Do not use abrasive brushes, razor blades or other sharp objects.
Enduorshield Glass: Link for More Info: http://www.enduroshieldusa.com/ContentPage/CareInstruction.aspx Acting as a shield, the coating bonds to the substrate and helps protects it against dirt, grime and soap scum, from staining, etching or discoloring the surface. EnduroShield repels both water (hydrophobic) and oil (oleophobic) leaving an easy to clean surface that is very similar to a non stick fry pan. The coating is also completely invisible and does not change the look or finish of the surface. This means you clean less often with less effort, and the surface won’t deteriorate over its life as untreated surfaces do. EnduroShield reduces cleaning time by up to 90%! You also don’t have to purchase a specific after care product to extend the life of EnduroShield. Saving you time and money and keeping your surface looking as good as the day it was treated.
Enduroshield: ACCEPTABLE CLEANING PRODUCTS From time to time people want to know examples of cleaners that they can use on their treated surface, over the suggested maintenance. EnduroShield is very robust. In fact there is no solvent that can remove the coating, but as listed above there are some product types that should be avoided. Accelerated testing undertaken to simulate 10 years of cleaning was undertaken using 6 of the top selling cleaning brands in the US, showing no detriment to the coating. * Windex * Lysol 4in1 Bathroom Cleaner * Fantastik Orange Action * Green Works Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner (by Clorox) * Clean Shower Daily Shower Cleaner (Arm & Hammer) * Mr. Clean Magic Eraser when damp Although these cleaners can be used, EnduroShield is designed to be an ‘Easy Clean coating’ that requires only mild soaps that do not contain harsh or toxic chemicals to maintain the surface effectively. It should be noted that with any cleaner used on the EnduroShield surface a thorough rinse with clean water should follow immediately.
Enduroshield: WHAT TO AVOID Be careful not to use any rough, gritty, highly acidic, alkaline or abrasive cleaners such as Comet (powder), Ajax or cerium oxide as they may damage the protective coating. Cleaners like this damage or polish back the actual substrate of the surface.
HARDWARE – How to Care for your Frameless Shower Enclosure Hardware The frameless shower enclosure hardware, if given proper care, will remain as beautiful as it is now. Neglecting or ignoring the basic rules of maintenance will result in the hardware not living up to its potential long life. • The best way to maintain the beautiful finish on the frameless shower enclosure hardware is to wipe it down after every use. After you shower , use a dry towel to thoroughly dry the hardware. If the hardware is kept clean after every use, it will not collect mineral deposits that require the use of soap solutions (noted below) • If you are unable to dry the hardware after every use, a weekly cleaning is suggested. The Correct method to be used in cleaning the shower enclosure hardware is a mild soap and warm water mixture. Mix a couple drops of mild liquid soap, such as Ivory, into a cup of warm water. Use a soft, non-abrasive cloth to clean the hardware. After you have cleaned the hardware, rinse thoroughly with clean warm water and dry. • WARNING: Never use abrasive cleansers of any kind on the hardware. Many of the components are coated with a clear lacquer that will be irreparably damaged if subjected to the harsh abrasive chemicals or scrubbing devises. Following these simple guidelines will ensure your frameless shower glass and hardware will remain beautiful and the protectant products will function to their fullest extent. Please visit www.LibertyGlass.com for any additional questions.