ALUCOBOND© Cleaning Information
Alucobond is a light-weight composite material consisting of two pre-finished 0.02" thick aluminum cover sheets heat-bonded to a core made of polyethelene plastic.
Key notes for Cleaning of Alucobond® Panels:
- Panels should be cleaned on a regular basis. The timing of this cleaning is highly dependant on the location of the building and the amount of dirt and pollution in that area. A general rule is to clean the panels when the windows are cleaned.
- Megaﬂon™ paint ﬁnish panels must be rinsed immediately after washing. Failure to follow this procedure may cause damage to the gloss of the panel.
- Do not mechanically abrade a painted ﬁnish when trying to clean a panel. Do not use wire brushes, steel wool, sandpaper, rubbing compound, cleaning compound, abrasives or other similar cleaning tools.
Always test cleaning materials and procedures on a small inconspicuous area prior to use on a large scale.
Cleaning of Duranar‚ Paint ﬁnish Alucobond panels
A 5% solution (one part detergent to 20 parts of water) of commonly used commercial and industrial detergents, such as Tide®, will not have any deleterious effect on a Duranar surface. These solutions should be followed by an adequate rinse of water. Use cloth, sponges, or a soft bristle brush for application. Cleaning should be done on a shaded side of the building or, ideally, on a mild, cloudy day. Always test cleaning materials and procedures on a small inconspicuous area prior to use on a large scale.
Cleaning of Megaﬂon™ Paint Finish Alucobond panels
Prepare 1:3 to 1:10 mix of Mirachem 500 Liquid, that is one part Mirachem 500 to three to ten parts of water.
Wash the Megaﬂon surface by hand using a lamb’s wool mitt or soft cloth, and the Mirachem 500 water solution, applying medium pressure. Rinse off immediately.
Cleaning should be done on a shaded side of the building or, ideally, on a mild, cloudy day.
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