Deterioration of the coating occurs mainly as a result of grime and contaminated moisture which in coastal and pool environments contains salt and sulphur compounds.

Such grime and contamination absorbs moisture like a sponge and holds it against the powder coated surface where the contaminants can attack and damage the coating which cannot be restored.

The cleaning of powder coated material should be done using hand-cleaning and rinsing techniques.

This can be achieved by using small amounts of clean water and recommended cleaning products. Do not under any circumstances use any abrasive cleaning agent or sponges as this will severely damage the surface of the material. Thoroughly rinse off any detergent with clean water.

Hosing must be avoided under all circumstances. Dry the surface, preferably with a soft cloth.

The cleaning of the product should be performed at a time that will allow the aluminium to dry quickly, preferably early in the morning.