1. Cleaning and Maintenance

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BS49 4QN
North Somerset
Arnolds Way
Smart Systems Ltd
1. Cleaning and
(a) In areas within the direct influence
zones of salt water, industrial
chemicals plants, blast furnaces or
other aggressive emission sources,
the window should be cleaning at
least every three months. In a
relatively cleaner environment every
six months should be sufficient.
In carrying out regular maintenance
outside, the internal surfaces are
frequently neglected. After a period
of time, grime and deposits or from
tobacco smoke, coal and oil fires, etc.
can discolour the inside window
frame and it is recommended that
these should be cleaned at least
once per year.
(b) Procedure
(i) Wash down with clean warm water
containing non-alkaline liquid
detergent (in concentration which
can be handled safely with bare
hands) using non-abrasive cloth,
sponge or soft bristle brush. This will
remove grime, grease, and any
excess chalking. All ridges, grooves,
joints and drainage channels where
salt or other deposits can collect
should be well washed out, thus
preventing corrosion sites from
(ii) Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
(iii) Dry using a soft cloth or leather.
(c) Where a reduction in gloss is
observed, chalking is evident or
excessive staining has occurred, then
an approved renovating cream may
be carefully applied with a nonabrasive cloth.
Note: T-Cur or similar automotive
paint restorer may be used provided
it is not too abrasive!
Care must be taken not to abrade
sharp corners of sections or aris of
beads too heavily where the paint
film is normally thinner, and it
should be remembered that this
operation should not be carried out
too frequently.
Polish with a soft cloth to restore
gloss and colour uniformity
(d) For extra protection a was polish can
applied once or twice a year again
polishing with a soft cloth to restore
PVC-U profile, whether white self-finish
or wood grain laminated, requires
minimal maintenance. Occasional
cleaning with soap and warm water is
all that is normally required.
The laminated woodgrain effect finish is
resistant to normal household agents,
e.g. ammonia water, petrol, alcoholic
drinks (<45% vol alcohol), non-abrasive
cleaners and water. It is not resistant to
organic solvents; paint thinners and
removers which is also applicable to
white self finish material.
2. Repair
(a) Blisters and corrosion sites may
originate from areas where
mechanical damage or scatches
have penetrated the paint coating
through to the aluminium, or from
cut bar or butt ends, mitres, drill
holes or drainage slots, where the
aluminium is unprotected (see part
(b) Procedure:
(i) Use fine grade 120-360 grit abrasive
paper to remove corrosion products
and any non-adherent paint.
(ii) Wipe with white spirit or approved
cleaning solvent.
(iii) Ensure surface is absolutely dry
before applying a thin priming coat.
Allow 20-30 minutes to “Flash Off”
using a fine brush.
(iv) With a fine brush again, touch in the
damaged and primed area with an
air drying paint
It should be recognised that the air
drying paint will not posses the
same weathering properties as the
stoved organic coating, but
nevertheless will give a reasonable
amount of protection. Their use
should of course be confined only to
small areas of damage.
In the event of an incident causing
damage to the surface area of the
profile then:(a) For a white finish profile, use 400
grade fine paper. Jif or similar
household cleaner can be used to
remove small scathes and dents,
working on the damaged area using
a circular motion until indent is
moved. Finish polish with Jif and
sisal brush.
(b) For wood grain laminated finish use
suitable touch-up paint to
camouflage scatch.
3. At the Fabrication and
Installation Stage
(a) Grease marks; dirt and mastic
spillage may be removed using
white spirt or an approved solvent
which will not soften the paint film
or adversely affect its weathering
(b) Self adhesive tapes and clear
lacquers must not be applied as
irreparable damage, under certain
conditions, can occur to the organic
(c) It is recommended that all cut bar
ends, mitres and butt joints,
drainage slots and drill holes should
be coated with an air drying paint
system including a primer/corrosion
inhibitor and a top coat and/or
suitable gap sealent to provide
protection against the initiation of
corrosion sites where the aluminium
is exposed. This protection is
particularly important if the units
are to be fitted in coastal or other
aggressive environments.
(d) Fabricators and installers should
take a maximum care during
assembly, transit and fitting not to
damage the paint coating.
Note: Beware swarf on benches, end
damage of assembled frames in
transit or on site and the careless
use of Sharp ended screwdrivers or
other tools for forcing “snap-Fit”
beads into position!
Note: Beware swarf on benches, end
damage of assembled frames in
transit or on site and the careless
use of Sharp ended screwdrivers or
other tools for forcing “snap-Fit”
beads into position!
If the paint film is unavoidably
damaged and bare aluminium
revealed, the damage must be
repaired immediately using
procedure 2b.
4. Points to bear in mind
when specifying organic
coated aluminium
(a) No organic paint coating, whether
polyester or acrylic (or indeed if the
substrate is PVC-U) is “Maintenance
free” and that especially when
installing in coastal districts or areas
with high industrial pollution, advice
should be given at the time of
instillation regarding the frequency
and nature of cleaning maintenance
(b) Modern organic finishes which we
apply to architectural aluminium are
practically identical to the types
used on motor vehicles and
therefore require a similar degree of
care and attention which people
typically lavish on their car
The frequency of cleaning relates
directly to the decorative standard
which the householder wishes to
maintain and also the particular
environment where the units are
(c) All paints “Chalk” to some extent in
service and a reduction in gloss level
will occur. The original finish can be
easily restored using the procedure
in 1c.
5. Replacement of Broken
Windows and Doors can be re-glazed
and the gasket and weatherstripping
replaced using materials supplied.
Any damage to the gasket or beads
may necessitate replacement to retain
the weather performance of the
product. (Refer to Supplier)
6. Replacement of Damaged
If damage occurs, the furniture and
fittings can be readily replaced by
releasing the fixing screws and
changing the fitting. (Refer to Supplier).
7. Window Hardware and
The friction stays and locking
mechanisms should be lubricated
periodically to minimise wear and to
ensure smooth operation.
Care should be taken to avoid applying
lubricant to the friction pads, as this will
impair their braking action. The
resistance of the pads can be adjusted,
if necessary, with the brass screws
provided in each pad.
8. Doors Hardware and
Hinges and locking mechanisms should
be lubricated periodically to minimise
wear and to ensure smooth operations.
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Conditions of the guarantee
This certificate covers the powder coating applied to the aluminium
systems supplied by Smart Systems Ltd.
Smart Systems "KL" range of colours shown below offers the opportunity for
colour at extremely competitive rates - contact your supplier for full details.
Additionally our products may be powder coated in any standard RAL reference.
This guarantee covers the coated aluminium against the following
Request on Aluminium coated to BS6496 1984
Smart Systems Ltd
Arnolds Way, Yatton, North Somerset BS49 4QN
Fax Number: 01934 835 169
Peeling, powdering and blistering
Corrosion except sure to bending or folding after the application of
the paint
Chalking, fading and loss of sheen out of the qualicoat regulation
Filiform corrosion
Project Name:
Project Address:
Duration of guarantee: 25 YEARS
After care
The end user of this guarantee is responsible for the maintenance and
cleaning of the product. (See Smart Systems Cleaning, Maintenance and
Repair Manual)
If the end user is in one of the conditions to use this guarantee, Smart
Systems shall search for the best solution to recover the work to it’s
normal state.
Project Reference:
Location map to be provided
Environment: Marine
Concentration of Pollutant:
Type of Pollution:
Eddie Robinson
Managing Director
Swimming Pool
For technical reasons associated with colour reproduction, the colours shown give only an indication
of shade. No guarantee can be given that they will exactly match the powder product.
Colour references shown in this chart are for internal use only and are not suitable for matching with
product supplied elsewhere.
Smart Systems Ltd
Arnolds Way, Yatton, North Somerset, BS49 4QN
Tel: 01934 876100 | Fax: 01934 835169
www.smartsystems.co.uk | sales@smartsystems.co.uk
Window Frames
Distance from Pollutant: Prevailing Wind:
Height of Building:
1 Wilful, intentional or accidental damage.
2 damaged cause by war terrorist action or
sabotage. Strikes, trade dispute, rebellion,
civil disturbance, requisitioning,
government or other authority’s
regulations. Direct or indirect causes of
blowing up, a temperature of more than
70 deg.c, radio activity, poison, explosive
or dangerous nuclear states.
3 Damage caused by poor workmanship by
not following normal working practices.
4 Damage caused by changes made to the
profiles or materials afterwards.
5 All damaging on the coating due to
unusual use and normal ageing caused by
mechanical contact large changes and
thermal shocks rubbing of items or
objects damaging not affecting the
anaesthetic appearance of the work poor
water drainage of the concept aggressive
and polluted environment.
6 Indirect loss or tort or delicate or
otherwise for loss whether consequential
or otherwise howsoever caused.
7 Damage due to cleaning or attach of the
materials due to non-neutral chemicals.
8 damage due to the use of the products
die to installation they were not designed
or intended to be used.
9 slowing down or delaying the repair of
preventative repair due to testing or
10 The material coated is sited within direct
influence of zones of salt water (within
500 metres of high tide line) acid or
industrial or other aggressive emission
sources which are known or believed to
be damaging or corrosive to
thermosetting powder coating.
11 The whole or partial replacement of the
profiles or parts of it.
12 Direct or indirect damage due to
deformation of the materials after the
13 Damage due to one or more electric
current due to the use of alloys or
materials, which are not compatible with
aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, etc.
14 Less than 5% of the exposed external
surfaces is affected.
15 Failure to follow Cleaning, maintenance
and repair procedures.
Protection: Do other buildings or the landscape protect the building or is it fully exposed.
Product Reference:
Interpon D36/D525
Gloss Level: Matt
Guarantee Period Required:
Please include a map or plan of the final location marking any known hazzard