Engineering Stainless Steel Parts for Durability I


Regular routine cleaning can be achieved by using warm clean water and a piece of cloth. In fact, this is the least dangerous way of cleaning balusters. After cleaning, you should dry with a clean piece of cloth or towel to prevent water spots, while wiping along the polish lines.

Durability Of Stainless Steel

Its corrosion-resistance stems from a coating, which forms instantaneously in an oxidizing atmosphere, be it air or water or any liquids containing oxygen. This protective film seals the metal and protects it from further oxidation and damage from other tarnishing elements in a mild aqueous environment. In addition, it can be polished to a smooth finish, ranging from a standard grade 3 to a high-shine grade 7. The smooth finish creates greater resistance to halide salts, which are present in pool water. The halide salts are most damaging when splashed on and left to evaporate on the steel. On a rough surface, the halides would be more likely be trapped in the grooves and ridges, thereby left to wreck its havoc.

If your stainless steel balusters show marks of contamination or corrosion, you can use a mild dish washing detergent mixed in warm water and a piece of cloth. This can do a wonderful cleaning job without affecting the surface. You should however ensure you rinse the surface well and dry off with a clean towel or piece of cloth to prevent spotting and staining.

A major complaint of all stainless steel parts, railings, and especially handrails is fingerprints - these can be cleaned perfectly using a glass cleaner. As usual, you should rinse carefully and then towel dry.