Cardinal 10 Surface Protection

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Repels water, soap scum & grime from your shower enclosure for 10 or more years.

Cardinal 10 Surface Protection is a glass protection system that repels both water (hydrophobic) and oils (oleophobic). This creates a near permanent bond that can only be removed by abrasion and removal of the top layer of glass. Cardinal 10 is resistant to UV degradation. Exposure to UV rays does not cause a film to form, nor does it cause a breakdown in the coating.

Scientifically Tested

Accelerated testing, performed to duplicate the effects of continuous cleaning and UV exposure of the coated surface for a 10 year period, concluded there was no noticeable degradation of the water and oil repelling properties of Cardinal 10. The coated surface should continue to perform well after the 10 year warranty period.

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.

BASIC MANUFACTURER MAINTENANCE RECOMMENDATIONS

Basic Manufacturer Maintenance Recommendations to Maximize the Benefit of Your Cardinal 10 Treated Shower Doors:

After each use:

Rinse or spray the surface with cool (for best results), clean water. Wipe it dry or let the water drain off and pat dry the few remaining droplets. You may also use a squeegee.

Once a month:

Wet the surface and use a nylon body puff or soft cloth and go over the wet surface, rubbing in a circular motion. You should feel places that are “sticky” going back to slick again. Then rinse or spray the surface with cool, clean water just as you do after each use. Wipe it dry or let the water drain off, and pat dry the few remaining droplets.

Do NOT use harsh chemical cleaners:

Other cleaners that can be safely used with a paper or microfiber towel on Cardinal 10 protected shower doors include non-ammonia based glass cleaners, a vinegar/water solution or other pH neutral glass cleaning products (Ammonia Free Windex®, Sprayway®, Simple Green® or Diluted vinegar with water (1:3)).

If You Have Not Followed the Basic Manufacturer Maintenance Recommendations:

Please contact Cardinal Shower Enclosures (warranty@cardinalshower.com) for a Cardinal 10 Consumer Maintenance products which can be used to restore your shower surface and optimize your coating.

Frequently Asked Questions

When I'm taking a shower, I can see a pattern on the glass. What's that about?

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.

What is the best way to clean my shower screen once it has been treated?

Rinse or spray the surface with cool (for best results), clean water. Wipe it dry or let the water drain off and pat dry the few remaining droplets. You may also use a squeegee.

Will the coating crack, peel or discolor over time?

No the coating is only 2 molecules thick and is invisible. There is nothing that will crack or discolor over time. It is unlike a lacquer or varnish.

Will coating gradually wash off with each use?

No the product is practically permanent. It is unlike some products that are silicone based and wear off over a period of time.

Does the coating get attacked by chemicals?

No. The only way to remove the coating is by removing molecules of glass, such as scratching the glass or using a rough, gritty or abrasive cleaner.

Will the surface become patchy if the coating is worn off in any way?

No. The coating is only two molecules thick and transparent, thus it does not change the appearance of the surface. If an abrasive was to be used, it would not be visible that where it was worn away. That area would, however, be harder to clean.

How long will the coating last?

Accelerated testing was performed to simulate cleaning the treated surface for a 10 year period. The results revealed that after this time there were minimal or no change to the molecules structure.