This dry etching process is extremely effective in preventing slip and fall accidents in bathtubs under wet, sudsy conditions. The American Society for Testing Material, known as A.S.T.M., dictates the safety standard in which we measure the coefficient of friction, or slip guard. The standard measure is a (.04), and the dry etching measures well above the standard.
Ultimately, the slip guard must be kept clean to remain with in the A.S.T.M. guidelines. The ROG 3 was specially formulated to prevent buildup and residue of soap, body lotions, etc. The ROG 3 is safe for the bathtub and plumbing, it can be used everyday without causing damage to the surface if one desires. Comet, like other abrasive cleaners and scrub pads will wear down the slip guard finish, and cause the bathtub to dull and the luster to disappear.
For porcelain steel tubs: Tubs previously painted or re-glazed and having applied glued down mats cannot be guaranteed by BCD against chipping, rust, this cause adhesives associated with rubber glue down ,mats or other type of 'rubber type' mats. Adhesives hold moisture under the mat gradually break down thin painted porcelain coatings causing rusting to show through resulting in rust stain appearance and guests' complaints.
For years, bathtub companies have been producing NON LASTING SLIP GUARDS on cast iron, steel and fiberglass bathtubs. After a few years, the slip guard failed stringent testing causing major losses of revenue, guest complaints and accidents.
The B. C. D. Soft Blast Process utilizes a portable machine which leaves a Coefficient reading of .19, this 400% above the A.S.T.M. Standard. The final result is A CLEAN RENEWED SURFACE without chemicals or odors. Our on site slip guard takes about 5 minutes and resolves the problem for the life of the bathtubís slip resistance.