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Crimsafe care guide

Protect your investment

Crimsafe’s Tensile-Tuff® stainless steel mesh is highly corrosion resistant, however all mesh can trap airborne dirt and impurities, and over time these may give it a stained appearance. Staining of the mesh coating caused by a combination of salt, moisture and airborne impurities may result in reddish marks (airborne impurities) or ‘fluffy’ white marks (salt build up).

Crimsafe mesh is made from 304 Grade stainless steel, which on its own has a lifespan of approximately 65 years. Crimsafe mesh is prepared using a high-grade pre-treatment and then coated with a high durability UV fade-resistant powder coating to further protect and enhance the finished product. Provided the underlying pre-treatment remains intact, Crimsafe mesh will not rust.

Regular maintenance involves a wash down of frames and mesh with Crimsafe Wash and Wax (or a regular car wash and wax) in warm water using either a soft non-abrasive brush, followed by a clean water wipe down. Do not use strong solvent‑based or abrasive cleaners as damage to the powder-coated surface may occur.

Failure to comply with the recommended care guide will void the Crimsafe product warranty. The table below explains how to care for your Crimsafe product and the frequency required, depending on your environment and location.

Use this table as a guide to how frequently you should clean your Crimsafe product.

Environment Description Cleaning Interval
Mild More than 5 miles from beachfront or sheltered bay Every 6 months
Moderate Within ½  mile to 5 miles of beachfront or sheltered bay 2 to 3 months
Marine Within ¼ mile to ½ mile of beachfront or within 100 yards to ½ mile of sheltered bay 2 to 4 weeks
Severe Marine Within ¼ mile of beachfront or within 100 yards of sheltered bay 1 to 2 weeks



  1. Beachfront refers to breaking surf causing airborne moisture
  2. Sheltered bay refers to calm salt waters not experiencing surf conditions, including rivers
  3. Fresh water lakes are not considered high risk areas
  4. Some installations may require extra maintenance due to local environmental conditions