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Dirty Curbs... Dirty Walks...
Stained Curbs Dirt and Gum on Walks

Filthy Step-pads

NOTE: Softer metals should not be treated with GLEAM unless it is utilized as a pre-painting surface preparation. Never use on aluminum. Thoroughly rinse all areas after cleaning with GLEAM to avoid streaking, pitting, or possible film residue.

and Dirty Step Pads before treatment...
30 Minutes after treatment with FreshAWL Gleam™
FreshAWL® GLEAM™ is an earth conscious and surface friendly concrete cleaner, stone cleaner, tile cleaner, granite cleaner, and grout cleaner. GLEAM brightens concrete, masonry surfaces including ceramic tile, Saltillo tile, and granite. GLEAMcleans by a process of micro-etching which enables penetration into the fibrous structure of concrete, granite, and grout to release trapped iron, oils, and mineral deposits without damaging the substrate surface or protective paint.

GLEAM also removes hard water stains, soap scum, corrosion, iron, and rust to brighten chrome and nickel metal surfaces or to clean fiberglass and glass surfaces from sinks, bathtubs, and shower stalls.

So, how does GLEAM work?:

  • Masonry and concrete stains are often embedded deep (up to ¾”) within the substrate where they cause surface discoloration by decreasing and scattering the reflection of light.
  • GLEAM changes the electronic structure of iron thereby dissolving the light disrupting iron oxides and rust in place and re-form a whitening complex that enhances the color of the surface with a brighter, cleaner, and even newer looking finish.
  • GLEAM contains a safe 15% Muriatic Acid by weight and a high percentage of Stannous Chloride—the iron scavenging compound—as well as co-etchants and penetrating surface tension reducers; .
  • The low concentration of Muriatic Acid serves to activate the patented molecular components which dissolve and remove the iron oxides that cannot be easily removed by mild acids, as they do not completely dissolve unless the pH of the liquid approaches pH 1.
  • At pH 3 or more, iron oxides will re-form and deposit back onto surfaces before full removal has taken place.
  • Organic Acids and Phosphoric Acid do a very poor job of etching concrete, as they cannot dissolve silicate layers and work very slowly on lime and other calcium deposits.
  • Full strength Muriatic Acid, unlike the safe 15% strength in GLEAM, performs macro-etching of concrete, stone, tile, and grout surfaces which causes pitting, loss of substrate, streaking, and will often leave the surface looking dull, rough, sandy, or grey.
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