Now that you have covered those rusty steel bollards with our BollardGard bollard covers you may be wondering how you care for them. Albeit, once in place, our bollard covers are virtually maintenance free, there are times when they could use a little TLC.
Cleaning your bollard covers
Depending on how dirty the bollard covers have gotten, you may be able to just bring out the hose or power sprayer and give them a good rinse. Or if they have collected a heavy amount of dirt or have acquired a wheel mark or two, you may need to use a little elbow grease. A mild detergent and a wash rag should do the trick. Don’t forget to wipe off the excess water so you don’t get water spots. It is also important to not use too harsh of a cleaner as that can dull the surface of the bollard cover. A few of our customers have even recommended Mr.Clean’s Magic Eraser for scuffs and wheel marks.
If patrons decided to leave their favorite college decal, garage band sticker, beverage sticker or other adhesive sticker on the bollard covers, Goo Gone may be your new best friend. It works wonders at removing adhesive from unwanted decals. Knives and scraping tools typically are not recommended to remove the stickers as they could damage the surface of the bollard cover.
We want to make sure you get many years of service out of your bollard covers so we hope these bollard cover care tips have helped you.
ReCap of Bollard Cover Care Tips
- Power/spray wash
- Mild detergents – wipe down with warm soapy water
- Dry with towel to reduce water spots
- Do not use harsh chemicals on the cover as they will dull the surface
- Goo Gone for stickers and other adhesives
- Knives and scraping tools are not recommended because they can damage the surface of the bollard cover
- No need to remove bollard covers in the winter, they are durable in below freezing temperatures See our in-house test here.
- If the bollard cover has been hit and is cracked, it should be replaced to provide you with the best results
We know that all good things must come to an end. So what happens when it's time to retire and replace your bollard covers? You can recycle the HDPE covers just like any other Type 2 plastic i.e. milk containers Tupperware, laundry detergent bottles, etc. So once your cover has lived its life protecting your store front or warehouse equipment, it can take a trip to the recycling facility to begin its new life as piping, plastic lumber, or perhaps a recycling bin. Did you know that for every ton of plastic that is recycled we save about 4 barrels of oil? So there you have it, Innoplast post covers, an attractive, responsible, and recyclable choice.