Stainless steel is a unique form of steel that is low in
carbon and contains at least 10 percent chromium. Bradley stainless
steel toilet partitions are manufactured from type 301 stainless steel. Type 301 contains between 16
percent to 18 percent chromium and between 6 to 8 percent nickel. It is easy to manufacture, highly
corrosion resistant, and impervious to a number of chemicals.
must be realistic in our expectations of what stainless steel restroom
partitions can do. While they are
corrosion resistant, they are not immune to rust. Its chances of not rusting are much greater
if you keep its surface free from contaminants that contribute to
oxidation. Daily cleaning should be
done with mild soap and water, or glass cleaner, using a soft cotton
cloth. This is normally all
that is required to maintain the surface aesthetic.
There are times, however, where certain airborne agents in certain
environments do cause stainless steel restroom partitions to corrode or to
appear discolored. There are also
those instances where overzealous cleaning staff uses the wrong chemical agent
to clean stainless
steel toilet partitions. If you educate your cleaning staff in
advance on what NOT to use, you will save yourself the cost of labor involved in
repairing the damage. You will also
save on replacement costs which might result if the damage is too severe to
The following substances should never be used on stainless steel
Avoid any pure bleach or cleansers that contain
chloride should never be used because they
Avoid muriatic acid,
which is used to clean tile and concrete installation sites, should never be
applied to stainless steel.
Avoid using water that contains high iron content. It will leave a rusty
off all soap residues as well. Some soap contains chemicals that will
discolor stainless steel restroom partitions.
not use any products made of iron such as
steel wool, machining chips, or cleaners that are stored in metal
Avoid anything containing salts because salts contain
Anything that does
inadvertently discolor your stainless
steel toilet partitions must be removed immediately. Discoloration will become permanent if
you do not do this, and the surface will also become pitted. Typically, discoloration can be removed
by putting a little Ajax, Bon Ami, Revere Ware Stainless Steel Cleaner, or
Goddard’s Stainless Steel Cleaner on a Scotchbrite pad. After removing the discoloration
with the pad, wash the panel thoroughly with water.
In the event that your stainless steel toilet partitions do end up
rusting, then use the following materials to remove the rust.
For bright and satin
finishes, you can use naval jelly.
You have to be careful using it because it is an acid based product. It will brighten the panel, so you have
to evenly apply it all over the surface.
After doing so, be sure to rinse the entire surface with water.
For satin finishes, you
should use mild abrasives like Bon Ami, BarKeepers Friend, or similar
products. Be certain that you
do not use anything with chlorides or bleach. A soft wet cloth should be used to apply
the abrasives. Be sure to rinse with water thoroughly, and
also dry the panels with as soft dry cloth.
have grab bars with a rough finish, you can use nonmetallic abrasive pads. Apply a mild abrasive to the bar using
the pad. Rub with the grain, rinse,
and wipe dry. Never do this with
follow these guidelines, stainless
steel toilet partitions will maintain their aesthetic
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