Cardinal 10 Surface Protection
Repels water, soap scum & grime from your shower
enclosure for 10 or more years.
Cardinal 10 Surface Protection is a glass protection system that
repels both water (hydrophobic) and oils (oleophobic). Chemical bonding
(Covalent bonding) takes place between Cardinal 10 and the glass
surface, not molecular bonding (Hydrogen bonding), as in other glass
coatings. This creates a near permanent bond that can only be removed by
abrasion and removal of the top layer of glass. Cardinal 10 is resistant
to UV degradation. Exposure to UV rays does not cause a film to form,
nor does it cause a breakdown in the coating.
Accelerated testing, performed to duplicate the effects of continuous
cleaning and UV exposure of the coated surface for a 10 year period,
concluded there was no noticeable degradation of the water and oil
repelling properties of Cardinal 10. The coated surface should continue
to perform well after the 10 year warranty period.
Ten Year Warranty
The manufacturer warrants that the Cardinal 10 Surface Protection
will remain water repellent for a period of ten years from the date of
the receipt provided by your installer.
- Cardinal 10 Surface Protection must be maintained as per
manufacturer’s instructions to validate and maintain the warranty.
- If, within the warranty period, you feel that your glass is no
longer easy to clean, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a brief explanation of
the problem along with your name, address, telephone number and date
- If it is determined that an area that has been treated has not
remained water repellent, Cardinal Shower Enclosures will gladly
provide replacement Cardinal 10 Surface Protection in an amount
determined to be adequate to re-coat the area.
- Cardinal Shower Enclosures reserves the right to inspect the glass
in order to determine that the product has been maintained in a manner
consistent with the manufacturers’ instructions.
- NOTE: Visible streaking or swirling patterns may appear on the
glass when the glass is steamed up. This is a normal occurrence and
does not affect the performance of the surface protection. It is not
visible when the shower is dry and not in use.
Congratulations, the cleaning and maintaining of your shower has
become much easier.
- After each use a simple swipe of a squeegee will help maintain
that brand new look.
- The glass needs to be cleaned every few weeks using a damp
microfiber cloth and a mild detergent or soap to remove soap scum and
grime from the glass.
- If you prefer, a general glass cleaner and a cloth are also
- The need to use harsh cleansers or toxic chemicals is no longer
necessary to maintain the pristine appearance of your glass.
- When cleaning your treated glass be careful not to use any rough,
gritty, highly acidic or abrasive cleaners that may remove the surface
of the glass and damage the coating, therefore voiding the warranty.
- For areas with hard water, due to a higher concentrate of mineral
deposits such as lime and calcium, a build up may occur on the
protective coating and not be easily removed with a mild detergent. A
solution of white vinegar and water (1 part vinegar to 5 parts water),
will need to be used occasionally to dissolve these deposits.
The manufacturer has tested and approved the following products as
preferred cleaners for Cardinal 10 Surface Protection:
- Lysol 4in1 Bathroom Cleaner
- Fantastic Orange Action
- Green Works Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner
- Clean Shower Daily Shower Cleaner
- Mixture of 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water
When I'm taking a shower, I can see a pattern on the glass. What's
Visible streaking or swirling patterns may appear on the glass when the
glass is steamed up. This is a normal occurrence and does not affect the
performance of the surface protection. It is not visible when the shower
is dry and not in use.
What is the best way to clean my shower screen once it has been
A mild detergent with a sponge works well. A micro fiber mitt/cloth
with water works just as well and saves you money on cleaners. You can
buy these in the cleaning isle of your supermarket.
How often do I clean the shower glass?
Every two weeks to keep the glass looking like new.
Will the coating crack, peel or discolor over time?
No the coating is only 2 molecules thick and is invisible. There is
nothing that will crack or discolor over time. It is unlike a lacquer or
Will coating gradually wash off with each use?
No the product is practically permanent. It is unlike some products
that are silicone based and wear off over a period of time.
Does the coating get attacked by chemicals?
No. The only way to remove the coating is by removing molecules of
glass, such as scratching the glass or using a rough, gritty or abrasive
cleaner. You can still use your harsh toxic cleaners, but why would you?
Will the surface become patchy if the coating is worn off in any
No. The coating is only two molecules thick and transparent, thus it
does not change the appearance of the surface. If an abrasive was to be
used, it would not be visible that where it was worn away. That area
would, however, be harder to clean.
How long will the coating last?
Accelerated testing was performed to simulate cleaning the treated
surface for a 10 year period. The results revealed that after this time
there were minimal or no change to the molecules structure.
For More Information
Cardinal 10 Surface Protection is manufactured by EnduroShield for Cardinal Shower
Enclosures. For more information, visit www.enduroshield.com.