Glass & Glazing
North Queensland Glass CARE GUIDE
POWDER COATED ALUMINIUM
SHOWER SCREENS & GLASS
To avoid white lime scale staining on shower screen glass it is recommended to remove any water residue after each use, however complete prevention cannot be guaranteed. We recommend having any new shower screens treated with a product called enduro shield to provide the best defence against any staining.
- Vinegar – vinegar is effective and safe for cleaning your glass. Put white vinegar into
a spray bottle and spray onto the shower door. Scrub the mixture onto the screen
with a non-scratch pad before rinsing off with warm water. Keep the spray bottle
away from children.
- Wipe the surfaces with a clean, nonabrasive damp cloth using warm water and
nonabrasive, pH neutral detergent solution.
- Never use abrasive household cleaners, steel wool, hard brushes or excessive
abrasive rubbing which will wear, damage and dull the finish.
- For more stubborn dirt, a mild detergent should be used with a soft brush or sponge.
- Surfaces should be thoroughly rinsed after cleaning to remove all residues.
- Do not use cleaners that contain Hydrofluoric or Phosphoric Acid.
- Never use alkaline, acidic or abrasive based cleaners.
- Under no circumstances use strong solvent or harsh detergents, bleach, scourers or
any other abrasive cleaner on frame.
- Do not clean glass when the glass is hot or in direct sunlight
- Avoid causing extreme temperature changes to the glass as this may lead to thermal
fracture of the glass
- Some tapes or adhesives can stain or damage glass surfaces. Avoid using such
materials unless they are known to be easily removed.
WINDOWS & DOORS
- On sliding windows and doors, tracks should be vacuumed thoroughly to remove
debris and dirt to ensure smooth operation.
- Clean with sponge, mild soap and water if necessary. Rinse and wipe dry completely
(this will remove corrosive residue).
- Apply silicone spray to cloth and wipe onto clean and dry tracks for light lubrication
on rollers. With straw applicator, spray into all seams and cracks. Replace rollers that
show signs of corrosion or damage.
- Replace if track insert is not fitting tightly and/or shows signs of corrosion or is
- Door locks to be checked for satisfactory operation and that they are adjusted
properly to suit any settlement that may have occurred in the door after installation.
Any loose screws to be tightened.
- Vacuum screens to remove dirt and debris.
- For stubborn dirt, remove screen and spray with water. Gently scrub with a soft
bristle brush and mild soap. Rinse thoroughly and replace when dry.
- Screen is not a heavy-duty door. Correct operation and care is required to ensure years of
- To operate, rotate the plastic lever (this releases the brakes), slide screen to desired position
- Always operate screen from centre of handle.
- Allow the spring to retract the screen – never push it back.
- If possible, spray food-grade silicone oil into mesh slot in track to ensure the screens move
freely. Do not spray where the brake is applied.
- CLEANING: Track grooves must be cleaned regularly. Remove dust from grooves with brush
or vacuum cleaner.
- To clean mesh use a hand brush.
- DO NOT allow rubbish to build up in tracks – vacuum / clean as necessary.
- Retractable screens are not storm proof. Strong, gusty winds may damage mesh.
- Some rippling of the mesh may be noticed at the top and bottom of the screen near the
zippers. This is not considered a fault and will not interfere with the smooth running of the