Care & Maintenance

Cleaning Instructions 

Shower Sweep Cleaning Instructions 
  • Remove the plastic sweep by grabbing one end, pulling in a downward motion.

  • Tugging and pushing down may be necessary in order to loosen the sweep.

  • Clean the plastic sweep with mild soap and water or CSS Limescale Cleaner.

  • Finish cleaning the glass shower door and replace the plastic sweep.

  • If a new sweep is needed, simply take your old sweep to our Kennedy Township location and a new sweep can be cut on site.

  • If you are not local to our Kennedy Township store, a new sweep can be cut and shipped, if dimensions are provided.  Shipping costs will apply.

Rex CSS Seal and Shine

 

Use & Cleaning Instructions  

  1. Use CSS Limescale Cleaner ™ to remove water spots and calcium buildup on glass.  CSS Limescale Cleaner™ can be used on glass, tile, shower head, and any other fixture that has calcium or limescale buildup.

  2. Use Rex Glass & Mirror Glass Cleaner or a glass cleaner to polish glass to a sparkle.

  3. Use CSS Glass & Tile Sealer™ on glass and tile to protect glass from limescale buildup. The sealer keeps the water beading and sheeting to the bottom of the glass and tile.  CSS Glass & Tile Sealer™ should be applied once a month or more frequently to keep initial surface protectant application working and water beading to the bottom of glass.  CSS Glass & Tile Sealer™ can be used on all glass surfaces, on tile, sinks, windshields, etc.

  4. Use CSS Metal Shine™ to clean and polish metal fixtures and hardware.  CSS Metal Shine™ can be used on all bathroom fixtures, stainless steel appliances, etc.  Do not use any cleaner with ammonia to clean your hinges, handle, and other hardware.  Ammonia can deteriorate and remove the finish from fixtures.

Shower Cleaning Instructions

Abrasives and harsh cleaning products will damage the glass!  Never use scouring powder or pads, acid-based cleaners, or sharp instruments to clean the glass as they can permanently damage the glass.  There are many glass cleaners on the market, however, a good many contain ammonia.  Although a good cleaning agent, ammonia can harm metal finishes.  We recommend the use of an ammonia free cleaner as well as the use of a squeegee type cleaning tool right after showering to prevent soap and mineral build-up.  Never use commercial strength cleaners or products like Lime Away or CLR.

Brass Hinges & Hardware Cleaning Instructions 

Decorative hardware finishes receive a protective finish of baked enamel clear coat, or a lacquered finish.  The intent of the coating is to protect the finish from oxidation during shipping and storage.  Once the hardware has been installed, environmental conditions such as air quality, climate and frequency of use will initiate the aging process of the finish.  There is no defined time period for the life of the finish.  We recommend our CSS Metal Shine to clean and maintain your shower enclosure hardware.  See the effects of common household cleaners on anodized aluminum finishes here.

Mirror Cleaning Instructions 
  • Care should always be taken to avoid getting the edges of the mirror wet with any liquid or substance.  This can result in damage to the mirror edges, commonly called "black edge".  Should mirror edges become wet, they should be dried off immediately.

  • The very best and safest cleaner for a mirror is clean, warm water used with a soft, lint- free cloth.  Wring all water from the cloth before wiping the mirror.  Dry the mirror immediately with a dry lint-free cloth.

  • Avoid acid or alkali cleaners for mirror cleanup after installation.  Either substance can attack the front surface and edges as well as the backing of the mirror.  No abrasive cleaners should ever be used on any mirror surface.

  • Apply cleaner directly to a soft, lint- free cloth and then wipe the mirror.  This will help prevent the cleaner from contacting the edges of the mirror and damaging them.

  • When cleaning several mirrors installed on a wall, wipe the joints in the same direction as the joints.  This will keep the cleaner from collecting in the area where the mirrors join.

  • Avoid cleaners that contain ammonia or vinegar.

  • The last step to cleaning a mirror is to make sure all joints and edges are dry so that no liquid or cleaner encounters the edges and backing.

Black Edge on Mirror 

Black edge on a mirror is caused by a degradation of the silvering on the back of the mirror.

There can be several causes for this:

  • Moisture

  • Chemicals

  • The water that forms or is left on the back of the mirror from condensation or overspray from bathroom activities such as hand washing etc can cause the silver to erode over time.

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