ClearShield

At Totally Glass we use the ClearShield EcoSystem of Glass Protection; with over 30 years in the industry ClearShield® is a unique polymeric resin and, when applied to ordinary glass, it cross-links to form a strong chemical bond. ClearShield® is completely transparent, chemically inert, non-hazardous and UV stable. Unlike a coating, ClearShield®  becomes part of the glass so will not peel, flake or crack. The result is ‘non-stick’ ClearShield Eco-Glass™ that prevents contaminants from bonding to the surface and limits further damage caused by corrosion and chemical attack. Dirt can easily be removed using normal cleaning methods.

ClearShield Product of the Year 2013

Shower Glass

Whilst the ClearShield Glass Protection System was not specifically designed for shower glass, it is far and away the most common application, and the thing that we treat the most. Shower Glass is frequently attached by the salts coming through the water supply, as well as some soaps and shampoos. This often leaves shower glass looking ‘milky’ or ‘cloudy’ and near impossible to keep clean. The reason for this is when the water dries on the glass, the salts deposited chemically react with the glass and leave a microscopic ‘pothole’ in which the salts then sit. Normal cleaning can not reach the buildup, which progressively gets worse with each shower.

The team at Totally Glass cannot recommend enough treating shower glass with ClearShield Glass Protection before the first use. This will protect the glass and prevent the potholes or ‘etching’ from occurring. Not only will ClearShield keep the glass looking clean and clear for years to come but also reduce cleaning by up to 85%. Also ClearShield Glass Protection comes with a 10 year guarantee.

If you have a shower that is already etched, please visit our ‘Glass Restoration’ page where we can show you how we can make your glass look new again.

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Exterior Glass

The ClearShield Glass Protection System was initially created with exterior glass in mind. Often exterior glass was hard to access and cleaning was minimal, allowing bird lime, salt spray, automotive fumes and other atmospheric pollutants to build up on  the glass. ClearShield reduces not only the frequency of cleaning but also the intensity to restore glass to its gleaming best. It is for this reason that ClearShield Glass Protection has been used around the world on some of the most iconic buildings:

  • Lloyds of London
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Auckland Airport
  • LAX Airport
  • Empire State Building

The Parliament Building, Tbilisi, Georgia - all the exterior glass has been treated with ClearShield prior to installation.
The Parliament Building, Tbilisi, Georgia – all the exterior glass has been treated with ClearShield prior to installation.

These are just a small selection of commercial buildings names, but it is certainly in the residential space that ClearShield Glass Protection has been put to the greatest use:

  • Windows
  • Balustrades
  • Wind Breaks
  • Canopies

Call the team at Totally Glass today to talk about your exterior glass.

Exterior Glass Balustrade - restored and treated with ClearShield - Waiheke, Auckland
Exterior Glass Balustrade – restored and treated with ClearShield – Waiheke, Auckland

Coastal exterior glass prior to restoration and ClearShield application
Coastal exterior glass prior to restoration and ClearShield application

Coastal exterior glass after restoration and ClearShield application
Coastal exterior glass after restoration and ClearShield application

Marine

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The marine industry has been a key part of the success of The ClearShield Glass Protection System for many years. Since its introduction to the market in 1981, The ClearShield Glass Protection System, has been applied to thousands of boats all around the world. From the Princess Cruise Liners – where every ship in the fleet has been treated, to superyachts which travel the coolest ports. From launches on the prowl for marlin to the runabout pulling a water-skier. ClearShield has treated every style and use to protect the marine glass from the harsh environment and salt attack.

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Super yacht glass restoration

Marine Glass Savoy Charters boat the Lady Harriet had their glass restored then treated with ClearShield
Savoy Charters boat the Lady Harriet had their glass restored then treated with ClearShield

The Superyacht Bliss had its windows, portholes and showers treated when in port in Auckland
The Superyacht Bliss had its windows, portholes and showers treated when in port in Auckland

Interior

The ClearShield Glass Protection System has a range of uses inside on interior glass surfaces:

  • making splashbacks easy to clean
  • stopping of staining on ceramic or induction hobs
  • allowing fingermarks to be easily removed from sand blasted or acid etched glass
  • mirrors polish to a streak free finish
  • Oven doors that don’t need harsh chemicals to clean

ClearShield is all about making cleaning not only easier but also less frequent! The ClearShield Glass Protection System provides effective protection against staining and discolouration; and also adhesion and growth of micro-organisms, such as bacteria and fungi on surfaces in food processing plants, restaurants and hospitals. Both formulations meet European Union (EU) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for direct contact with all types of food, as confirmed by an independent laboratory accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).

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Sandblasted Glass half

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Glass Restoration

When glass becomes impossible to clean due to the ‘etching’ caused by the salts in the water, most people give up or take extreme measures to remove the water marks, often ending up in scratches in the glass.

Totally Glass can remove these watermarks through buffing the glass to smooth the surface and in doing so also removing the cloudiness, and making the glass optically clear again. We then treat the glass with ClearShield Glass Protection to keep the glass looking clean and clear for years to come.

Don’t spend your weekend scrubbing your shower glass with little or no result – or worse badly scratched glass – let Totally Glass restore your glass to a like new appearance today.

We can also restore marine, commercial and exterior glass in the same way.

Call us or email to find out how we can help you.

Glass Restoration Before Shower
8 year old shower prior to Glass Restoration

Glass Restoration After Shower
8 year old shower after Glass Restoration

Casa Caribe Before
Casa Caribe, Mexico – Before Glass Restoration

Casa Caribe After
Casa Caribe, Mexico – After Glass Restoration

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Glass pitted and etched by severe salt attack