TEN YEAR WARRANTY
The manufacturer warrants that the Cardinal 10 Surface Protection will remain water repellent for a period of ten years from the date of the receipt provided by your installer.
NOTE: Visible streaking or swirling patterns may appear on the glass when the glass is steamed up. This is a normal occurrence and does not affect the performance of the surface protection. It is not visible when the shower is dry and not in use. Cardinal 10 Care and Maintenance
After each use simply drying with a squeegee or towel will keep the glass clean for a long period, and make it difficult for mineral spots to form.
The glass needs to be cleaned regularly using a damp microfiber cloth and a mild detergent (such as Dawn or 7th Generation) to break down soaps, oils, and conditioners, a quick clean will prevent a build-up forming on top of the glass protection. General glass cleaners are also suitable, however most of these are finishing agents rather than cleaners, and are an added expense that is not required.
Hard Water Maintenance
In hard water areas, or areas where water drops dry and leave a noticeable dust mark, a build-up of minerals may occur on the protective treatment. While these may not be removed easily with the mild detergent, mild acids will often remove the marks quickly. As needed, white vinegar should be used to wipe down the glass with a soft sponge. The vinegar may be diluted, however dilution reduces the effectiveness. Squeegeeing or wiping down after each use will stop these water drops drying into dust marks. In regions with high Silica in the water, the manufacturer recommends using a squeegee after EVERY use.
*Note these may damage the treatment and void any warranty
Do not use any rough, gritty or abrasive cleaners. The Cardinal 10 Protection can also be affected by cleaning products containing very strong alkalis and by modern mold removing agents containing a combination of bleach and sodium hydroxide.
Avoid harsh or chemical cleaners, with correct maintenance these are never required
Avoid abrasives or polishes, including water spot removers and even toothpaste
Approved Cleaning Products
There are no specific products that you are required to purchase in order to keep your glass clean. All you should need for beyond 10 years is a squeegee, a mild liquid dish soap, and white vinegar. There is no solvent that will damage Cardinal 10, products such as Windex, SprayWay, Scrubbing Bubbles, 7th Generation, and Method are acceptable, however are not necessary.
If for any reason the above has not been followed for some time, just as it took time for the buildup to occur, it will take time to remove the debris from the protected glass surface. This can most commonly be achieved using undiluted vinegar dampened on a Magic Eraser, or CLR on a Magic Eraser. Depending on the severity of the buildup this may take multiple attempts, but once the glass is clean again it will perform like new.
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