AAMA 609 & 610, Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for Architecturally Finished Aluminum
The purpose of this guide is to describe safe, practical methods for cleaning, maintenance, and protection of finished architectural aluminum.
Correctly identify the aluminum finish to be cleaned when selecting an appropriate cleaning method.
Never use aggressive alkaline or acid cleaners on aluminum finishes.
Do not use cleaners containing trisodium phosphate, phosphoric acid, hydrochloric acid, hydroflouric acid, fluorides, or similar compounds.
Strong solvents or abrasive cleaners can cause damage to painted surfaces
Test clean a small section first
Do not mix cleaners
Clean metal while it is shaded. Do not clean metal when it is hot; also avoid cleaning in freezing temperatures. Surfaces cleaned in these adverse conditions will streak or become tainted and will not restore to the original appearance.
Do not use excessive abrasive rubbing to remove stubborn stains.
NOTE: Care should be taken to avoid over spray or run off of cleaner onto other building components such as glazing materials or sealants.