A little maintenance can prevent corrosion in stainless steel

Code Blue’s clear coating process can help prevent corrosion caused by the effects of time and weather.

One of the most common misconceptions about stainless steel is that it will never fall victim to corrosion. Unfortunately, that is not true. As NASA points out, all metals are subject to corrosion – with the exception of gold, silver, platinum and copper – and are thus “unstable.”

A number of Code Blue products are made of stainless steel and are vandal, weather and UV resistant. Eventually, though, continued exposure to harsh conditions – saltwater, rain, snow and other damaging elements – without any proactive maintenance will eventually have an effect.

So what can you do to keep your Help Points® looking like new? According to one website, the answer is easy: clean.

“A simplistic example of the effectiveness of cleaning is right in the house. A stainless kitchen sink can see some of the most hostile chemical attacks in a home. But the stainless stays bright. Why? Because the constant flow of fresh water and wiping down removes the harmful chemicals that if left unattended, could attack the stainless’ passive film. The more hostile the environment, the more cleaning required. Cleanliness is essential for maximum resistance to corrosion.”

Frequently, a basic stainless steel cleaner will work to clean things such as fingerprints and light debris off the unit. We also offer a clear coating process that is designed to provide additional protection to products exposed to severe conditions while also minimizing fading that can be caused by time and the environment.

To learn more about Code Blue’s stainless steel options, call (800) 205-7186 or email