Care & Maintenance Guide
How to care for and maintain your Amplimesh® Security Products
The finishes that are applied to Amplimesh® products are of high quality and are extremely durable and weather resistant. Like all fixtures around the home, maintenance is required to preserve the original appearance of the product.
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Aluminium Frame and Screen
The stainless-steel screen must be regularly cleaned to maintain an unobstructed view and airflow. Anodised or powder-coated aluminium frames should also be regularly cleaned to sustain the original look of the product.
Recommended cleaning intervals are set out below:
||Distance from Ocean/Seafront
||Recommended Cleaning Interval
||Every 6 months
||1km to 10km
||Every 2-3 months
||500m to 1km
||Every 2-4 weeks
||Every 1-2 weeks
Cleaning the Frame & Screen
To keep the security screen finish looking like new:
- Carefully remove any loose deposits with a wet sponge.
- To remove dust, salt, dirt, and other deposits, wash down using a soft-bristled brush (non-abrasive) and a mild household detergent solution or Amplimesh® screen cleaner (see product instructions before use). Anodised finishes with greasy deposits or hard-to-remove grime should be cleaned with a soft cloth dipped in white spirit, and then wiped with a dry rag.
- Rinse off with lots of warm soapy water. Only mains water is to be used as recycled, bore or tank water is unacceptable and may lead to detrimental corrosion effects.
- A quick wipe-over with an absorbent cloth chamois will prevent water marks from forming.
- DO NOT allow excess water to enter the main lock and any auxiliary locks.
- DO NOT under any circumstances use scourer pads, abrasive scouring cleaners, or caustic solution as these will cause permanent damage to the finish.
- DO NOT use solvents or harsh detergents on any frame, mesh, or components as this could damage the finish and increase the likelihood of corrosion.
- DO NOT let any solvents used on anodised finishes come in to with contact rubber components, as they can degrade them.
- DO NOT expose your anodised and powder coatings to excessive heat, heaters, or hot air guns – these may damage the coating.
The locking devices incorporated in these products are complex mechanisms, and regular maintenance, including the occasional lubrication of moving parts with an aerosol-based lubricant, is required.
Hold the handles down and spray into the latch bolt cavity to lubricate door locks, then operate a few times to spread the lubricant around the moving parts.
Door handle pivots and hinge pivot pins can be lubricated where they fit into the lock body. Do not spray directly into the key slots of lock cylinders or onto the key. However, applied sparingly, dry graphite powder is a suitable lubricant for lock cylinders.