Maintenance Of Aluminum Window Frames
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MAINTENANCE OF ALUMINUM WINDOW FRAMES
A. This procedure includes guidance on the preventative
maintenance and cleaning of aluminum window frames.
B. Aluminum is often thought of as maintenance free . The
accumulation of dirt and organic components on aluminum
is a slow process. However, corrosive contaminants, such
as chlorides and sulfates, can eventually build up on the
surface and attack the surface coatings or even the
substrate. Therefore, regular maintenance is very
important in preventing the potential for deterioration.
C. See 01100-07-S for general project guidelines to be
reviewed along with this procedure. These guidelines
cover the following sections:
1. Safety Precautions
2. Historic Structures Precautions
4. Quality Assurance
5. Delivery, Storage and Handling
6. Project/Site Conditions
7. Sequencing and Scheduling
8. General Protection (Surface and Surrounding)
These guidelines should be reviewed prior to performing
this procedure and should be followed, when applicable,
along with recommendations from the Regional Historic
Preservation Officer (RHPO).
A. The Procter & Gamble Co.
P.O. Box 599
Cincinnati, OH 45202
B. BASF-Wyandotte Corporation
Chemical Specialties Division
Wyandotte, MI 48192
C. ARCAL Chemicals Inc.
223 Westhampton Ave.
Seat Pleasant, MD 20027
D. Penetone Corporation
74 Hudson Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670
A. A neutral pH cleaning solution specially formulated for
use on aluminum. Procter & Gamble, BASF, ARCAL, and
Penetone all manufacturer mild cleaners suitable for use
on aluminum. Approved others, may also be used.
1. Cleaner should be low foam forming, easy to wipe
off and free from staining chloride salts.
2. Cleaner should act almost like a glass cleaner, so
cleaning both the glass and the frame is easily
achieved without damaging or staining either
B. Clean, potable water
C. Shammy or clean, soft cotton cloths
C. Soft, nylon toothbrush
3.01 ERECTION, INSTALLATION, APPLICATION
A. Prepare cleaning solution following manufacturer s
B. Apply solution to sponge and wipe over window frames.
For difficult parts to reach, use a soft nylon
toothbrush. NOTE: Some solutions may also be applied to
clean the glazing.
C. Rinse with clean, clear water and dry with a shammy or
clean soft cotton cloths.
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