Clearshield® glass surface protection, a special polymeric resin, reacts checmically with the glass at a molecular level to modify its surface properties. This special polymeric coating is formulated to help your glass stay looking new; resists stains, hard water, dirt, and discoloration. It acts as a 'non-stick' barrier, keeping contaminants from sticking to the glass surface. This strong, multi-molecular bond provides years of proven protection. Clearshield® simply creates an easy-to-clean surface for your shower, saving you time; while promoting a hygienic environment. To see Clearshield® in action, see Clearshield case studies
ClearShield® is a safe, non-hazardous liquid that we apply at the time of your glass shower door purchase. During the design and configuration process, you will have the option to choose ClearShield for your shower. Once chosen, we will then apply ClearShield with hand application pads, manual spray units, semi- and fully-automatic application equipment to the glass of your shower.
Unprotected shower glass is highly susceptible to the corrosion process and bacteria.
During the preparation process the glass is washed thoroughly and dried. Then the glass surface is inspected for irregularities and a formulated neutralizer applied.
A specially formulated conditioner is applied to prepare the glass surface at molecular level in order to bond to clearshield protective coat.
We then apply ClearShield® polymeric resin to the glass surface with a compressor at high pressure. The polymeric resin forms a very thin, multi-molecular protective layer thanks to ClearShield's unique cross-linking property. ClearShield becomes part of the glass through a strong chemical bond.
The Glass is cleaned and dried. Regular water is sprayed on the glass. If a chemical bond has occurred, water will bead and roll off the glass. Glass is cleaned again, then sealed and buffed to finalize the ClearShield process.
Yes! When treated with ClearShield ®, your glass is protected during daily use. ClearShield ® Shower Protector:
Our specialists will apply ClearShield® glass treatment prior to installation and provide detailed after-care instructions.
For best results, and to maximize the performance of your ClearShield® protected shower glass, simply rinse your glass shower door with water and squeegee dry after each use. Then clean your shower glass every 2 - 3 weeks with ClearShield® After Care. ClearShield® After Care is safe to use on all shower hardware and framework. We do recommend using After Care weekly in hard water areas.
DO NOT USE: Abrasive cleaning methods, pads and compounds, highly alkaline cleaners or commercial strength such as Lime Away on any ClearShield® treated Glass. Windex will not harm ClearShield® treated glass, however they're unnecessarily strong, and not recommended. Instead use our amazing Glass Cleaner, we promise you will love it!
Yes, and we recommend this glass protection application for all of our glass products. Whether you choose a framed or frameless glass shower enclosure for your bathroom, ClearShield® is Dulles Glass' recommendation to keep your shower glass looking new at all times.
Even diligent cleaning will not prevent unprotected shower glass against corrosion forever. Though it doesn't appear to be, glass is porous, and without a solid surface barrier protection like ClearShield®, it will eventually become corroded by hard-water stains and other contaminants.
If you don't want glass protection treatment for your glass shower door, it will be especially important to squeegee dry untreated shower glass after every use. Also, the shower glass will need frequent cleaning. Avoid using harsh or abrasive cleaning products on your shower glass. Abrasive cleaners will hasten the decline of your glass by eating into its porous nature providing spaces for contaminants to settle.
Remember, though, that if you're ever planning on selling your home, your beautiful high-end bathroom will lose its appeal to future home buyers if there are hard-water stains or clouding on your glass.
Absolutely. The bathroom and the kitchen are the most important considerations for perspective home buyers. A remodeling magazine survey on the future of new homes revealed that home buyers expect more upgrades in new construction – a demand struggling home builders are willing to meet. So, upgrading your bathroom makes the resale value of your home more competitive against new homes.
Also, glass shower doors are a great investment because these durable structures will hold their value. With our ClearShield® glass protection and proper aftercare, your glass shower door will remain "like-new" for years to come.