When cleaning the treated stainless steel be careful not to use any rough, gritty or abrasive cleaners as they may damage the coating. An all-purpose cleaner, mild detergent or a damp microfibre cloth (recommended) is all that is needed to clean the surface.
A quick clean is recommended every one to two weeks depending on the exposure of surface that the coating has been applied to.
When salt bearing water accumulates on stainless steel a corrosive condition occurs. This can result in rust-like deposits known as tea staining. Regularly washing the EnduroShield® protected surface with fresh, clean water and wiping with a microfibre cloth can control this condition.
Bore water usually contains high concentrations of chloride. Accumulation of this water on stainless steel creates a corrosive condition. This can result in rust-like deposits known as tea staining. Regularly washing the EnduroShield® protected surface with deionised water and wiping with a microfibre cloth can control this condition.
No the coating is only 2 molecules thick and is transparent. It will not crack or discolour over time. It is not like a lacquer or varnish.
No. The only way to remove the coating is by removing molecules of stainless steel, such as scratching the stainless steel or using a rough, gritty, corrosive or abrasive cleaner. EnduroShield is also affected by strong acids or alkalis.
If an abrasive was to be used, the worn area would not be apparent. That area would, however, be harder to clean. The unprotected surface can be easily repaired by cleaning the area and re-spraying with EnduroShield®.The molecules will bond directly to the clean, untreated surface.
Yes it can. EnduroShield after-market applicators can apply EnduroShield to new and existing stainless steel surfaces. When applied, EnduroShield will prevent the surface from deteriorating and will make it much easier to maintain. In cases where the stainless steel is permanently stained, the applicator may be able to restore it back to a near new condition before treating with EnduroShield®.
For those areas that have existing corrosion/tea staining such that is found on BBQ's that have been exposed to salt water, a restoration compound may be needed to restore the surface before the EnduroCleanTM pre-cleaner is used.
No, the product is not corrosive and will not harm fixtures, frames or fittings. In fact, it will render the surfaces water repellent for a period of time.
Yes. Be careful not to use any rough, gritty, highly acidic, alkaline or abrasive cleaners as they may damage the protective coating. Cleaners like this damage or polish back the actual substrate of the surface.