aama 609 & 610, Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for architecturally finished aluminum
The purpose of this guide is to describe safe, practical methods for cleaning, maintenance, and protection of finished architectural aluminum.
- Correctly identify the aluminum finish to be cleaned when selecting an appropriate cleaning method.
- Never use aggressive alkaline or acid cleaners on aluminum finishes.
- Do not use cleaners containing trisodium phosphate, phosphoric acid, hydrochloric acid, hydroflouric acid, fluorides, or similar coumpounds,
- Strong solvents or abrasive cleaners can cause damage to painted surfaces
- Test clean a small section first
- Do not mix cleaners
- Clean metal while it is shaded. Do not clean metal when it is hot; also avoid cleaning in freezing temperatures. Surfaces cleaned in these adverse conditions will streak or become tainted and will not restore to the original appearance.
- Do not use excessive abrasive rubbing to remove stubborn stains.
- NOTE: Care should be taken to avoid over spray or run off of cleaner onto other building components such as glazing materials or sealants.