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A common misconception is that corrosion or rust does not affect stainless steel. As a rule, stainless steel hardware and fittings are used to resist corrosion and rust, particularly in coastal areas.
Like any outdoor aluminium and stainless steel product, maintaining a cleaning schedule is essential for maximum resistance to corrosion and rust.
- Wipe over the shutters using a non-abrasive cloth or sponge with warm soapy water. A garden hose can be used by applying the same principles.
- Concentrate on the areas where the stainless steel hardware is attached to the shutter.
- Remove any salt residue, tannin stains caused by trees and any other marks created.
- On completion of the cleaning process, spray a light film of silicone lubricant on any operational hardware such as the tracking system. Ensure these areas are fully dry prior to this application.
- In non-coastal areas, we recommend cleaning aluminium shutters routinely every six months.
Coastal Cleaning Schedule
The following cleaning time frames are recommended for shutters installed in premises close to coastal or salt-water environments.
Distance to Salt-water
20 km radius
10 km radius
1 km radius
500 m radius
Every 6 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 weeks
Place a Phillips head screwdriver on the screw that attaches the control rod to the blade and tighten half a turn. Do this on a couple of blades, not all blades. Continue until desired tension is achieved. Be careful not to over-tension the drive blade as this is not covered under warranty.
Be careful not to over-tension the drive blade as this is not covered under warranty.