The cleaning of powder coated and anodized material should be performed using hand-cleaning and rinsing techniques. This should be achieved by using small amounts of clean water and recommended cleaning products. Do not under any circumstances use an abrasive type cleaning agent as this will severely damage the surface of the material. Thoroughly rinse off any detergent with clean water. Hosing must be avoided under all circumstances. Dry preferably with a chamois, or alternatively, a soft cloth. The cleaning of the product should be performed at a time that will allow the aluminum to dry quickly, preferably early in the morning. We recommend the use of: Kitten ‘Glo-Wash’, Turtle Wax ‘Zip Wash’ or RE-PO ‘Superwash’. Should these products give less than the desired results Turtle Wax ‘Ice Polish’ or RE-PO ‘Cream Polish’ can be used as per the manufacturer’s instructions. NOTE: Use only the above mentioned cleaning products. Do not use alternative products by the same or other manufacturers without written Authorization from Total concept Group Pty Ltd.

Maintenance of Hardware

All glass surfaces should be kept clean by prompt removal of all dirt and deposits. Clean water should be used and in some instances the addition of a small amount of mild detergent would be of some benefit. Thoroughly wash off any detergent residue with clean water. Do not under any circumstances use any form of abrasive cleaner as this may cause damage to the glass. Lightly sponge off any stubborn dirt being careful not to scratch the glass. Some glass products feature an exposed Low E (or metal based) coating which requires appropriate care when cleaning. For the recommended cleaning instructions relating to these products please contact Total concept Groups representative or visit Frequency of cleaning should be similar to that specified for powder coated surfaces (see below).

Maintenance of Power Coated & Anodized Aluminum

Cleaning is necessary if the fine finish of powder coated and anodized aluminum is to be preserved. Deterioration of the coating occurs mainly as a result of grime deposition and attacks by contaminated moisture which in coastal and pool environments contain salt and sulphur compounds. Deposited grime and contamination absorbs moisture like a sponge and holds it against the powder coated and anodized surfaces. This permits the attack to proceed thereby damaging the coating which cannot be restored.

Frequency of Cleaning

Cleaning required is dependent on the severity of the environment.

Rural / Suburban Environments

The maximum period between cleaning should never be more than six (6) months.

Coastal / Pool / Industrial Environments

More frequent cleaning is necessary and the maximum period between cleaning should never be more than three (3) months. Under the worst conditions involving heavy grime deposition and atmospheric pollution (e.g. sulphur compounds or salts) more frequent cleaning is advisable e.g. monthly if deterioration of the coating is to be prevented.