|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
Questions or Warranty Issues
If you have a question or warranty issue, please fill out our
Questions or Warranty Issues Online Form.
To activate your Cardinal Shower Armor warranty, within 15 days of
installation fill out our online warranty
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
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