Product Care Print


The Engineered Products Company
P.O. Box 108
Flint, MI USA 48501
Ph. 810-767-2050 / 888-414-EPCO (3726) Fax. (810) 767-5084
All surfaces, over time, collect varying amounts of soil and dirt depending on how and where they are
used. These factors and the materials being cleaned, determine the frequency of cleaning required and
cleaning treatments.


Stainless steel is known for its ability to be a clean surface that resists corrosion and rust. Stainless steel
products play an active role in improving the hygiene, durability, and resistance to corrosion and
scratches in restaurants, kitchens, schools, health centers etc.

CLEANING PROCEDURES OF STAINLESS STEEL: Having no pores or cracks to harbor dirt, grime or bacteria,
warm water and a cloth is recommended for most cleaning. For stronger cleaning a mild detergent (dish
washing liquid) and warm water followed by a clean water rinse (to prevent staining and spotting) and
towel dry. Fingerprints are one of the biggest complaints about stainless steel, but can be taken care of by
using glass cleaner or household ammonia, followed by a thorough rinse and towel dry. For stains and
scratches, or the need to polish your stainless steel, a stainless-steel cleaner may be a good option. Be
sure to rinse thoroughly and towel dry.

CLEANING PRECAUTIONS: Do not use abrasive cleaners that will scratch the surface. Do not use cleaners
containing chlorine. Do not use steel wool/brushes as these products will scratch the surface and leave
small particles which rust and can stain the product surface. Do not forget to rinse and towel dry.


Anodized architectural finishes are very durable. However, even the best finishes need a little care.
As with any finished material, aluminum requires reasonable care prior to and during installation and
periodic cleaning and maintenance after installation. Anodized aluminum is very resistant to corrosion,
discoloration and wear, but can be marred by harsh chemicals, abuse or neglect.

CLEANING PROCEDURES OF ANODIZED MATERIAL: For light soils, flush the surface with water using
moderate pressure. If soil remains present after air-drying the surface, scrubbing with a soft cloth, brush
or sponge can be tried. If soils still adhere, then a mild soap can be used with brushing or sponging.
Washing should be done with uniform pressure, first horizontally then vertically, followed by a clean
water rinse.

CLEANING PRECAUTIONS: Do not use acidic, abrasive or alkaline cleaners as they may destroy the finish.
Cleaning hot, sun-heated surfaces should be avoided since possible chemical reactions will be accelerated
and cleaning non-uniformity could occur. Strong organic solvents may extract stain producing chemicals
from sealants and may affect the function of the sealants.

TOUCH-UP: The anodized surface is aluminum oxide, which is generally harder than sandpaper. Some rub
marks on an anodized surface can be removed with a mild abrasive pad such as the Scotch-Brite pad prior
to touch-up painting. Touch-up paint is supplied in small aerosols or bottles with a built-in brush for easy
application and should be applied very sparingly. It is intended to cover small blemishes or to touch-up
exposed cut ends on fabricated parts. It is not intended for use on large areas and is not as hard nor
performs the same as the baked-on finishes.


Powder Coat finishes are very durable. Over time, with exposure to the elements, powder coatings may
show signs of weathering such as loss of gloss, chalking and slight color change. A simple regular clean will
minimize the effects of weathering and will remove dirt, grime and other build-up detrimental to all
powder coatings.

CLEANING PROCEDURES OF POWDER COAT MATERIAL: Washing using a solution of warm water and nonabrasive, pH neutral detergent solution. Surfaces should be thoroughly rinsed after cleaning to remove all
residues. All surfaces should be cleaned using a soft cloth or sponge.

CLEANING PRECAUTIONS: Do not use solvents such as thinners or solutions containing chlorinated
hydrocarbons, esters, ketones, acidic, or abrasives, as they may destroy the finish.

If you have further questions please call EPCO directly at 810-767-2050
or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Doug Graham
Toll free: 888-414-EPCO (3726) or 810-767
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