S3i Blog October - 2016

John Loughlin

Technical Team

Stainless Steel Maintenance

Caring for stainless steel handrails and balustrade.

In spite of its natural resistance against corrosion, stainless steel needs regular maintenance to provide a constant condition and to help avoid corrosion.

Stainless steel handrail and balustrade systems should be cleaned after mounting and in periodical intervals of 6 months or less depending on the environment.

Highly corrosive environments such as coastal areas may require a more regular cleaning routine.

The right care and maintenance guarantees a hard-wearing and attractive railing system.

Always use a soft clean cloth to avoid making scratches.

Routine cleaning with warm water and soap or a mild detergent will keep your balustrade in tip top condition, always dry with a towel to prevent water spots.

Fingerprints are the most common stain you will find on your balustrade, simply clean using a glass cleaner, rinse thoroughly and towel dry.

Grease marks can be removed using an organic solvent such as acetone and alcohol, just add to a cloth and rub to remove the grease marks, then follow with your routine cleaning method.

For staining or scratches we recommend the regular use of Q Clean or Q-Ultra Clean for the conditioning of the surface. Q-Ultra Clean passivates which recovers the chemical composition of the stainless steel surface when there are damages and will remove any contaminates.

WD-40 can be used as an alternative to clean blemishes and protect your stainless steel.

Small scratches can be removed using a Scotch-Brite pad, and then finished with a stainless steel cleaner. Always remember to rub with the stainless steel grain - never against it.

Never use:

  • Course abrasive powders
  • Metallic scourers
  • Wire brushes
  • Silver or brass cleaners

Tag: S3i Group, Stainless Steel, Handrail, Balustrade, Maintenance and Care

Stainless Steel Cleaner
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Andrew trevillion

Web Team

Security Comes First

Stainless Steel Door Locks For Garden Sheds.

It's that time of year that to start locking away your garden furniture and tools now the weather is starting to turn wet and chilly.

A good padlock is only as good as the door lock fitting itself.

Most thefts from sheds and garden outbuildings are opportunistic.
A secure door requires more time and work to force open, something a thief will be reluctant to do.

Installing a stainless steel hasp and staple is quick and easy, providing a strong and durable door fixing with concealed screw fixing points for added security.

Fancy having a go yourself, then simply take a look at the Hasp and Staple pictured below

Stainless Steel Swivel Hasp and Staple

Tag: S3i Group, Stainless Steel, Door Locks, Hasp, Security, Shed, Garden, DIY Installation

Stainless Steel Swivel Hasp and Staple
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