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Product Care

Product Care

Learn the ins and outs of proper product care.

No. Even though some manufacturers state that their paint can be used on plastic, these are not appropriate for Suncast products.

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If you elect to modify Suncast products in any way, it is at your own risk. Damage to parts or the entire unit will not be covered under the Suncast warranty.

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Plastic: All-purpose cleaners (such as 409, Fantastic, or Simple Green) are perfect for cleaning our products. A soft bristle brush may also be used. Power washers may be used, but adjust the power so it does not flex the walls or tops of storage buildings and sheds.
 

Wood: There are a number of cleaners for wood, including Murphy’s Oil Soap, Scott’s Liquid Gold, Restorz-It Wood Cleaner, Orange GLO Wood Cleaner, and many others. These can be found in hardware and home stores. Select the product based on the type of cleaning required.

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If you elect to modify Suncast products in any way, it is at your own risk. Damage to parts or the entire unit will not be covered under the Suncast warranty. 

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Drain the hose reel prior to the onset of freezing temperatures. If any trapped water freezes, it may cause damage to the hose reel, hose, and even your pipes.
 
Store the entire unit—including hose reel and hose—inside your garage or storage shed at above-freezing temperatures.

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The PowerWind uses a 12-volt sealed lead acid (SLA) 4.5-amp battery. A replacement may be purchased from our website.

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In typical cases, the battery can go about 15 cycles between charges, but it will vary based on the length of hose, type of hose, surface the hose is on, and temperature. Do not allow the battery to completely discharge before recharging, as this will affect the life of the battery. 
If the unit will not be used for more than 30 days, remove and store the battery in a safe location.

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Charge the battery overnight. The charger light indicates the level of charge: Red means it needs to be charged, orange means it is 85% charged, and green means it is fully charged. The charger will not overcharge the battery.

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