Care & Cleaning of Visiontron Products
Visiontron product surfaces are as durable as they are attractive. However, due to their large workload, the extreme conditions they work in can take a toll on their appearance. The different materials we use require different cleaning methods and techniques. These are some basic "do’s and don't's" for care and cleaning of the various surfaces and finishes we use:
- » DON'T use harsh chemicals or cleaning agents, including all solvents
- » DON'T use steel-wool pads, or any cleaners containing abrasives or pumice
- » DON'T use any motorized buffing wheels, "Scotchbrite" or scouring pads
- » DON'T use any sandpaper, no matter how fine
The following are the official "Do’s" Visiontron recommends:
- Painted & Powder Coat (Class 1): use warm water and mild soap, applied with a circular motion and sponge. Dry thoroughly with a soft, clean (cotton) wiping cloth.
- Satin Chrome: to remove fingerprints, embedded grime, and restore the factory luster, use a small amount of everyday WD40 applied to a soft cotton wiping cloth. To remove stains and or light rust spots, rub the spots with a small piece of aluminum foil, dipped in vinegar. To leave a tough protective rust-fighting surface, use a hard wax, such as Turtle-wax.
- Polished Chrome: in general, dulled polished chrome may be cleaned with general glass cleaners or Windex. Particularly soiled surfaces respond well to Simple Green; Stains and light rust should use the aluminum foil and vinegar process above, followed by a hard, protective wax.
- Satin & Polished Aluminum (Anodized): only use mild soap and water. Never use "Simple Green" as this is highly corrosive to aluminum. Never use commercial cleaners as these can dull the finish and sometimes cause "de-anodizing" to occur.
- Satin Stainless Steel: to remove smudges, fingerprints and embedded dirt and stains, use regular white vinegar, applied undiluted in a spray bottle. Dry and buff with a clean, soft wiping cloth. Discolored areas resistant to cleaning, may respond to rubbing with aluminum foil, dipped in vinegar. Refrain from commercial cleaners, as these provide inconsistent results, and can impart a white haze.
- Polished Brass without Clear Coat (Class 3): Visiontron only recommends soft-cotton wadding, impregnated with a non-abrasive cleaner. In particular, look for the "Nevr-Dull" or "Brasso-Duraglit" brands, sold in small circular tins. These produce strong odors, so use in well-ventilated areas. Many after-market brass cleaners may permanently scratch the surface and should be tested before use.
- Polished & Satin Brass with Clear Coat (Class 2 & 3): only use mild soap and water, with sponge. Dry thoroughly, with clean, soft wiping cloth.
- Statuary Bronze: same care/cleaning instructions as above, Polished & Satin Brass with Clear Coat.
- 1) Brush the velour lightly to remove any loose dust so it won't become further embedded. Use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment, if desired.
- 2) Fill a bucket with warm water and add a few drops of mild liquid soap such as pure castille soap or unscented dishwashing detergent.
- 3) Mix the soap and water together, but don't agitate it and make it foamy.
- 4) Dip a piece of muslin in the soapy water and gently but firmly wring out the excess water until the muslin is nearly dry.
- 5) Rub the damp muslin carefully in a back and forth motion over the velour.
- 6) Continue to dip the muslin in the soapy water, wringing it out until it's nearly dry each time and rubbing it back and forth until the velour is clean. Change to clean water and fresh soap if the water becomes soiled.
- 7) Allow the velour to dry naturally, and then brush it gently with a suede brush to restore the nap. Alternatively, after cleaning or upon initial use, additional protection can be obtained by applying Scotchguard.
Use mild soap and water. Wipe dry.