Proper care and periodic maintenance of your railing product will help ensure long lasting performance, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Following are recommended guidelines for proper care and maintenance of your stainless steel railing system.
In order to properly maintain your stainless steel railing system, IC Railing recommends an initial cleaning after installation of the rail, as well as an annual cleaning. A basic maintenance kit, similar to the installation kit, can be purchased from your railing supplier that will include everything needed for a basic cleaning.
NOTE 1: Just a little bit of Oxi-X goes a long way, so start with less than you think you’ll need. You can always add more.
NOTE 2: Do not use the same microfiber pad used with the denatured alcohol to apply the Oxi-X. Always use a new lint-free towel, rag, or microfiber pad for the application of Oxi-X.
For coating your IC Railing stainless steel components: Clean surface thoroughly with any high alkaline cleaner (we recommend denatured alcohol) to remove dirt, oil, wax or other protective coatings before applying. Do not use solvents or butyl based cleaners as they can interfere with the adhesion process of the Oxi-X. Apply Oxi-X to the surface thinly and evenly with a dampened streak-free microfiber cloth in circular motions or with a quality paint/coating sprayer. The final appearance of Oxi-X on the surface may vary with the application method. 2 to 3 applications are recommended. Allow product to dry (Minimum 30 min. @ 70°+F) before each application.
Remember, a little goes a long way, put on the thinnest coat possible!
Should your IC Railing need a more thorough cleaning.
If remnants of oxidation, rust, or contaminants are still present after step 4, repeat steps 1-4 until your railing components are free of all visual contaminants before continuing onto steps 5 & 6.
** Do not use the same towels or rags from steps 1 & 2 in steps 5 & 6. **