Crimsafe Care Guide
Crimsafe mesh is highly corrosion resistant, however all mesh can trap airborne dirt and impurities, and over time these may give it a stained appearance. Staining of the mesh coating caused by a combination of salt, moisture and airborne impurities may result in reddish marks (airborne impurities) or ‘fluffy’ white marks (salt build up).
Crimsafe mesh is made from 304 Grade stainless steel, which on its own has a lifespan of approximately 65 years. Crimsafe mesh is prepared using a high-grade pre-treatment and then coated with a high durability UV fade-resistant powder coating to further protect and enhance the finished product. Provided the underlying pre-treatment remains intact, Crimsafe mesh will not rust.
Regular maintenance involves a wash down of frames and mesh with Crimsafe Wash and Wax (or a regular car wash and wax) in warm water using either a soft bristle brush, or the Ha-Ra Green Glove, which uses fibre cleaning technology.
Use this table as a guide to how frequently you should clean your Crimsafe product.
|Mild||More than 10km from beachfront or sheltered bay||Every 6 months|
|Moderate||1 km to 10 km from beachfront or sheltered bay||2 to 3 months|
|Marine||500m to 1 km from beachfront or 100m to 1 km from sheltered bay||2 to 4 weeks|
|Severe Marine||Within 500m of beachfront or within 100m of sheltered bay||1 to 2 weeks|
- Beachfront refers to breaking surf causing airborne moisture
- Sheltered bay refers to calm salt waters not experiencing surf conditions
- Fresh water lakes are not considered high risk areas
- Heavy industrial areas can be considered marine environments
- The recommended maintenance intervals provided here are for general guidance only. Some installations may require extra maintenance due to local environmental conditions.