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Power Boards Maintenance

How to take care of your Clearview Power Boards

Caring for your Clearview Power Boards

Whilst the motors don’t require maintenance, regular routine cleaning will help ensure the continued smooth operation of your Clearview Power Boards.

  • Using a garden hose, rinse away any loose dirt and grime that has built up on the Power Boards, their arms, and the areas around them.
  • Fill a bucket with warm water and mild car wash, and gently clean the Power Boards with a soft towel. Any hard-to-remove substances can be spot cleaned with a road grime & tar remover, ensuring to re-wash that area afterwards. Rinse well with clean water afterwards.
  • Dry the Power Boards and their motorised arms with another soft towel.
  • If your powder coated Power Board arms are losing their shine, you can apply a thin layer of high-grade non-abrasive car wax after they’ve been cleaned. Wipe all the wax off once its dried and the powder coat should look like new again! Use a car wax brand that contains a UV blocker or UV inhibitors. Do not use compound-type waxes as they contain abrasives that can harm the powder coating.
  • Avoid detailing sprays to give a high shine on the tread or step as it can make it slippery and unsafe to stand on.
  • Stay away from harsh chemicals as they can degrade the protective finish or discolour it.
  • Stay within the load-bearing limits of your Power Boards. If more than one person stands on a power board and exceeds its capacity, it could bend the board or break the arms.

Pressure Washing Warning

When using a power washer on your vehicle – please take care not to subject the Power Board to the pressured water spray. High Pressure water washing of the Power Boards can affect the electrical operation by forcing water into electrical connections. Although the Power Board components are sealed, they are not designed to handle high pressure water directly. Damage resulting from water ingress from high pressure devices is not covered under warranty.

Maintaining your Clearview®
Powerboards

Over time, debris such as mud, dirt and salt may build up on moving components of Power Boards, leading to unwanted noise and reduced performance. If this occurs, manually deploy the Power Boards, and remove debris. Silicone lubricant spray may also be applied to hinges.

Maintaining Powder Coated Surfaces

Whilst powder coating is a lot more durable and longer lasting than paint, it can still be affected by dust, dirt, salt water, constant exposure to the weather, and collisions.

Harsh chemicals and solvents can also damage powder coating. Once damaged, the surface is a lot more vulnerable to fading and failure.

Whilst powder coat acts as a protective “shell”, it isn’t damage proof. Chips or scratches can let moisture, dirt and/or salt particles in, harming the surface underneath and causing the powder coat to chip or crack. Once it does, its shell can be picked away and peeled off.

Ongoing maintenance is important to increase the life of the finish of your powder coated surfaces.

With the right maintenance, you can increase the life of the finish of your powder coated surfaces:

  • We recommend regularly inspecting your powder coat and wiping any dust off with a soft cloth. Clean, good quality micro-fiber cloths are recommended.
  • We recommend regular washing with highly diluted mild soap and water. Use a soft towel to gently clean. Rinse and dry with another soft towel.
  • If your powder coat is losing its shine, you can apply a thin layer of high-grade non-abrasive car wax after it’s been cleaned. Wipe all the wax off once its dried and the powder coat should look like new again! Use a car wax brand that contains a UV blocker or UV inhibitors. Do not use compound-type waxes as they contain abrasives that can harm the powder coating.

It’s important in coastal areas to regularly clean any powder coated surfaces as salt will stick to the coating, dulling its appearance.  This can leave your powder coated surface looking chalky.

We don’t recommend paint touch ups to cover imperfections as paint won’t adhere to powder coated surfaces. A local professional can quote to repair the powder coating.

Christmas Open Hours

Clearview Accessories will be closed from the 22nd December 2023 to the 8th January 2024 to celebrate the Christmas season with our loved ones. Any orders received during this period will be processed upon our return from Monday 8th January 2024.
On behalf of the whole Clearview team, we’d like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year!