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Architectural Aluminium Care & Maintenance

Aluminium is one of the easiest materials to keep in good condition. It has a high natural resistance to corrosive conditions normally encountered during shipment and storage and a little care will maintain its original appearance for a long time. The principal things to guard are conditions that might cause surface abrasions or water stains. Aluminium alloys require little or no maintenance to retain their original mechanical properties. However, without regular cleaning surfaces can become stained, particularly when under prolonged exposure on industrial sites. Rubbing down with fine wire wool and methylated spirits may clean mill-finished aluminium. Proprietary cleaners are available for mill-finished surfaces.

Condensation is perhaps the most troublesome cause of water stains. Under severe conditions; condensation may also cause surface deterioration, which may only become apparent if the material is subsequently etched and anodised. It may be prevented by avoiding conditions where the temperature of the metal drops below the dew point of the surrounding air, or, conversely, conditions where the moisture of the air increases enough to carry the dew point above the metal temperature. It is thus important to ensure that a sudden fall in temperature or increase in humidity does not occur in the places of storage. Aluminium packed in original boxes should never be left in the open, because the greater variation in temperature and humidity outdoors increases the possibility of condensation.

Since the corrosion behaviour of alloyed aluminium is influenced by the physical conditions of the environment, contact with dissimilar metals and by the presence of crevices, the design of equipment made with aluminium can have an appreciable influence on the nature and rate of corrosion.

For Powder coated finishes the following maintenance procedure is recommended:

To extend the life of powder coatings a very simple regular maintenance program should be implemented. Generally cleaning should take place every 2 months, but in heavy pollutant areas (especially coastal or industrial areas), cleaning should be carried out more frequently.

1) Carefully remove any loose deposits with a wet sponge.

2) Use a soft (non-abrasive) brush or cloth & a mild household detergent solution (not solvents or detergents recommending use of gloves) to remove dust, salt & other deposits.

3) Rinse off with clean fresh water.

For stubborn stains try mineral turps or methylated spirits. Do Not Use Solvents such as thinners.

The key Benefits of Aluminium Care and Maintenance!

  • Maintain warranties.
  • Keep product in like-new condition.
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Care & Maintenance

Aluminium is one of the easiest materials to keep in good condition.


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