Care and Maintenance of Stainless Steels

A cleaning frequency or schedule for external or various architectural application site types is shown and covers grades 1.4016 (430) 1.4301 (304) and 1.4401 (316). The sites include rural urban and coastal (marine). Cleaning suggestions for a range of situations are made. These include routine cleaning, removal of fingerprints, oil, grease marks, water marking, light rust staining, burnt on food, tea and coffee residues, mortar (cement) splashes, heavy discolouration, paint and graffiti. The dangers of using bleach (sodium hypochlorite) and hydrochloric acid based cleaning agents (brick mortar remover) are noted.


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