Stainless Steel Care

Stainless Steel Care

New Stainless Steel Frame:

Tentco is very proud of the new upgrade on the frames in tents, we are the 1st company to introduce stainless steel frames to our range of frame tents.

Stainless steel comes with a range of advantages: 

  • Stronger 
  • Less prone to corrosion (with proper care) 
  • Universal corners are reduced to 2 types only 
  • Poles have very few reduction parts most are plain poles with no reductions 

With these new improvements we also need to understand stainless steel: 

There are many different types of Stainless steel, and each has its own unique composition and qualities, depending on the chemical composition of the steel, it may be harder stronger, or easier to work with than other types. Some types of steel are magnetic while others are not and there is a price point to all the different types. 

  • Stainless steel comes in different grades. Our frames are 201 stainless which is a mid-range grade s/ steel (typically used in pots, pans, kitchen sinks, stoves, and washing machines). 
  • Stainless steel will rust under certain conditions. Tea staining will occur shortly after installation in and around the coastal environment within 5 to 10 km from the surf. 

The environmental crime barrier:

  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Marine
  • Severe Marine
  • More than 10m from beachfront
  • 5km to 10km from beachfront
  • 500m to 5km from beachfront
  • Within 500m of beachfront 
  • Every 6 months (minimum)
  • Every 2 to 3 months (minimum)
  • Every 2 to 4 weeks (minimum)
  • Every 1 to 2 weeks (minimum) 


  • Beachfront refers to breaking surf airborne moisture. 
  • Freshwater lakes are not considered as marine areas.
  • Heavy industrial areas are considered marine


The recommended maintenance intervals provided are for general guidance.
Local environmental conditions may differ. 

Proper maintenance must be done on a regular basis.

  • More so with any frame pitched close to or nearby coastal areas.
  • Coastal areas are one of the harshest environments with high levels of airborne salt, high winds, and corrosive elements that when applied to stainless-steel products will begin to eat away at the surface and tarnish the finish if not regularly maintained.
  • Therefore, it is imperative that stainless steel is subject to an ongoing maintenance and cleaning program. 

Remember it is stain Less, not stain FREE. 

  • Regular inspection and re-application must be done to ensure years of service of the stainless-steel frame.
  • Any surface rust can be removed by a mixture of vinegar and baking soda; non-abrasive materials must be used. (white distilled vinegar, 4 tablespoons of Baking soda, water, Lemon juice) And re-applying an anti-corrosion solution after rinsing the frame in clean water is advisable. (WD 40 or similar)

Look after your frame and it will look after you
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