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Stainless Steel Balustrade offers self locking systems that are easily assembled and installed and requires no welding or fabrication in either the assembly or installation processes!. When Stainless Steel produces Balustrades they utilize interference fit technology to create a modern aesthetic system that is rigid, robust and structurally sound. Stainless Steel Balustrades from Stainless Design are efficiently manufactured using automated processes to enable the production of products of consistently the highest quality at an affordable cost.
The stain resistance of stainless steel stems from an extremely thin but tenacious and self-repairing film which forms on the surface. This film imparts the properties of stainless steel: stain resistance, non-tainting of food, hygiene, cleanibility and the aesthetic appearance that make stainless steel the ideal choice for many household products. Further, stainless steels do not chip, flake or crack.
Stainless steel will be unaffected by the normal conditions of household use. Routine gentle cleansing will reward the owner with a product which retains its properties and appearance through many years of constant daily use.
ROUTINE CLEANING STAINS – PROBLEM & SOLUTION ADHESIVE LABELS
Remove labels – Remove labels by soaking in a hot soapy solution and rubbing with a cloth or sponge. If adhesive remains, remove with a soft cloth soaked in alcohol (Methylated Spirits) or an organic solvent (Benzene). Follow with routing cleaning.
The best method for cleaning stainless steel is quite simply soap, or a mild detergent (such as SUNLIGHT LIQUID®) in warm water, applied with a soft cloth or synthetic sponge. Rinse in hot water and dry with a soft cloth or allow to ‘drip’ dry.
Occasionally, the use of a mild household cleaner (HANDY ANDY®) and fine synthetic scourers (green SCOTCH-BRITE®) or a brush with nylon bristles may be used.
Routine cleaning applied over several days will generally remove heavy soiling and staining.
ROUTINE CLEANING DOs
Routine gentle cleaning
Household cleaners showing ‘suitable for stainless steel’
Repeated routine gentle cleaning rather than a single aggressive cleaning
ROUTINE CLEANING DONTs
Course abrasive powders
Silver or brass cleaners
Surface finish on stainless steel has an important effect on its corrosion resistance and the mere specification of 316 type stainless steel for exterior architectural applications is not in itself sufficient. Coarse polished finishes will exhibit deep grooves where chloride ions can accumulate and destroy the passive layer, thereby initiating corrosion attack.
It is therefore important that in coastal/marine situations where a ‘satin’ polished finish is required that the specification should include a maximum traverse surface requirement of 0.5 microns Ra. A simple description such as ‘satin’ or ‘brushed’ would be insufficient to guarantee a smooth polished finish with good corrosion resistance.
Stainless Design’s balustrade products are offered in the following finishes:
Brushed finish alternatives are often promoted as the costs involved in attaining a perfect mirror finish are considerably higher.
Stainless Design utilizes automated surface finishing techniques that ensure product of consistent quality and allow us to attain a mirror finish efficiently and cost effectively. Your balustrading will look better for longer and require less maintenance. In mirror installation grade 316 L (marine grade) stainless steel is used.
Satin finishes are generally used indoors and in non-corrosive environments where high corrosion resistance is not required. The benefit of a satin finish in these applications is that they do not show touch marks as readily as the mirror product and consequently will not require as much superficial cleaning. If a very fine satin finish is used this can result in the surface discolouring when touched. We therefore recommend a sanding coarseness of no finer than 400 grit. In satin finish installations grade 304 stainless steel is used.