Cardinal Armor Guard Glass Protection

Glass Cleaner & Protection For Shower Doors

armor-guardArmor Guard is a glass surface protection system based on a chemical process that links oxygen with carbon in the porous surface, blocking hydrolysis making the glass surface hydrophobic and repellant. Water beads up and runs off like quicksilver. The Armor Guard treatment leaves glass anti-static, which helps repel dust as well.

Armor Guard consists of multiple co-polymers that prevent hard water, soap and other stains from adhering to the surface. Dirt rinses away, leaving the glass sparkling clear and streak free. Cleaning is far less frequent and much easier, without “harsh cleaners” of any kind.

Armor Wash Glass Shower Door Cleaner

Glass is protected perpetually by simply cleaning with the Armor Wash as needed. When you order an enclosure protected by Armor Guard, you will receive a complementary bottle of Armor Wash. Additional bottles are available for purchase.

Toxicity of Armor Guard

The coating treatment, Armor Guard, consists of organosilicon compounds (chemically combining carbon and silicon atoms, or “silanes”) dissolved in appropriate solvents. The “silane” compound is chemically reactive with both itself, and also the surface to be coated. The solvents serve to dilute the active silane ingredient to the right concentration, providing a way of applying the material to a surface and giving the correct coating thickness.

The liquid coating itself is a mild irritant, and typical of most organic solvents. The active silane ingredient may also be classified as a mild irritant, and should not be splashed in the eyes, inhaled in any great quantity, or have prolonged skin contact. When the solution is applied to a surface, the solvents evaporate away and the coating remains, gradually curing with exposure to humidity. The curing process releases very small amounts of methyl and ethyl alcohols that also evaporate away entirely. The resulting coating consists of a network of carbon and silicon atoms tightly linked together. The cured coating is insoluble, free of volatile residues, and no longer contains irritants of any variety. The surface chemistry of the coating resembles paraffin wax (which also accounts for its non-wet ability).