Abbey Aluminium only uses glass from reputable suppliers such as ; Watsons Glass, AGG (Australian Glass Group) , Viridian & Solos Glass,
This information is offered below is from the AGG website, as a general guide only and specific advice should always be sought before your window cleaner undertakes any cleaning.
This guidance does not preclude the use of other methods, materials or equipment; however the user should undertake careful evaluation and make suitable enquiries of the suitability of alternative methods, materials or equipment, before using them.
Hand cleaning of the glass surface to visibly remove accumulated dust or fingerprints can be accomplished using a number of different glass cleaning products.
Recommended cleaning products are Windex® Glass (available from supermarkets) or a mixture of one part vinegar to ten parts water.
Other commercially available vinegar-based glass cleaners have generally demonstrated an ability to provide a clean, streak-free glass surface.
- Flood the glass surface with the spray-on cleaning solution or with a cloth saturated with the cleaning solution. Be generous with the amount of solution applied.
- Scrub the wet surface with a clean, lint free towel or cloth.
- Wipe dry with a dry, clean, lint free towel or cloth.
- To prevent streaking, stop wiping when the glass is almost dry and there is a uniform film left on the glass surface.
Glasses with a Low-E or reflective coating need to be treated with care. Please ensure special care is taken when cleaning these glass types to ensure the coating is protected and not damaged once cleaned. Do not use razor blades, steel wool or other metallic objects on the coated surface.
What not to do
Do not clean the glass when the glass is hot or in direct sunlight.
Do not allow cleaning solutions to contact the edges of Laminated glass, Insulating Glass Units or Mirrors.
Do not use cleaners which contain Hydrofluoric or Phosphoric acid as they are corrosive to the glass surface.
Abrasive cleaners, powder based cleaners, scouring pads or other harsh materials should not be used to clean windows or other glass products.
Do not store or place other material in contact with the glass. (This can damage the glass or create a heat trap leading to thermal breakage).
Avoid causing extreme temperature changes to the glass as this may lead to thermal fracture of the glass, i.e. do not splash hot water on cold glass or freezing water on hot glass.
Some tapes or adhesives can stain or damage glass surfaces. Avoid using such materials unless they are known to be easily removed.