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5 tips for keeping your stainless steel bollards beautiful
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And now for something immensely practical…
5 great tips to keep your stainless steel bollards looking bright and beautiful
Unfavourable environmental conditions, exacerbated by the absence of a stainless steel bollard maintenance plan may lead to premature ageing. In your worst case scenario, this may result in withheld retention payments and unnecessary paperwork. Here’s what we recommend to avoid this happening…
5 great tips for keeping your stainless steel bollards looking bright and beautiful!
1 Before handing your project over to the client, make sure stainless steel bollards have been washed down using one part Cif Cream and three parts warm water, left for 2-3 minutes and wiped dry using microfiber cloths in the same direction as the polishing grain.
2 If carbon steelwork has been carried out in close proximity to the bollards post-installation, “free iron” particles in the atmosphere may contaminate the surface, causing pitting. Avoid this by using Avesta FinishOne™ Passivator 630 solution to manufacturer’s guidelines.

3 Lime staining, caused by hard water can be treated using a mix of vinegar and water. Oil and grease staining can be treated using methylated spirits.
4 Exterior stainless steel needs to be washed between six and twelve times per year to prevent “tea staining”. Make sure your client has a post-handover maintenance plan in place.

5 Marine grade 316 stainless absolutely needs to be used in saline environments. Elsewhere, a mirror polished 304 stainless bollard will actually resist “tea staining” better than a satin finished 316 grade version. For exterior use, insist on a polishing grade of between RA 0.3 and 0.7um.


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Have you ever considered alternative materials?
KPC provides a wide range of prestigious bollard designs in powder coated aluminium and galvanised steel, and for a real statement, pre-oxidised Corten steel, which by its nature is essentially maintenance free.
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Delivery to any post code in the UK is approximately 2 weeks from date of ordering. Please download our brochure for our full range. Freephone our technical hotline on: 0800 0393 367
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