As of March 1, 2011 Cardinal Shower Enclosures discontinued offering Cardinal Armor. We will continue to honor all Cardinal Armor warranties for the warranty period and will continue to offer the Cardinal Armor Wash for maintaining the upkeep the Cardinal Armor surface protection.

We will continue to offer the Cardinal Armor surface protection while supplies last.

Questions or Warranty Issues

If you have a question or warranty issue, please fill out our Questions or Warranty Issues Online Form.

Product Registration

To activate your Cardinal Shower Armor warranty, within 15 days of installation fill out our online warranty registration form.

Cardinal Armor Wash

Glass is protected perpetually by simply cleaning with the Cardinal Armor Wash as needed. When you order an enclosure protected by Cardinal Armor, you will receive a complementary bottle of Cardinal Armor Wash. Additional bottles are available from your local Cardinal Shower Enclosures dealer.


Cardinal Shower Enclosures offers the following three year warranty to the original purchaser (transferable if you sell your home):

The Cardinal Armor surface is guaranteed not to flake, discolor or cause damage to the treated surface. The protective sealing repellency can be maintained with normal wet and dry cleaning, and by using the Cardinal Armor Wash every other week.

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.

Toxicity of Cardinal Armor

The coating treatment Cardinal Armor 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). Based on its chemistry, insolubility and durability, coatings of Cardinal Shower can be considered physiologically inert and entirely non-toxic.

For More Information

Cardinal Armor is manufactured by Tekon Corp. for Cardinal Shower Enclosures. For more information, visit

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