All grades and finishes
Creme applied with soft cloth or sponge. Rinsed
and wiped dry.
possible, use a warm to hand-hot solution. A 5% addition
of ammonia is beneficial.
marks with alcohol or an organic solvent. Follow immediately
with Routine Cleaning.
reoccurrence by applying a wax or silicone based household
polish to the clean, dry surface.
stains and discolouration - all finishes except coloured
a small amount of a creamy paste of mild household
abrasive cleaner on cloth wetted with detergent solution
as for Routine Cleaning. Rinse and dry.
several times rather than resorting to a single aggressive
cleaning method. If stubborn stains persist use a
fine synthetic scourer pad instead of a cloth. Rub
scale deposits from hard water
soaking in a 25% vinegar solution or a 5% nitric acid
solution. Periodically rub with a nylon bristled brush
or fine synthetic scourer pad.
usually be prevented by regular Routine Cleaning.
Do not allow excessive buildup before treating.
fats and oils
- all finishes
off excess with soft cloth or paper towel. Use a water
borne or water soluble degreasing agent. Follow by
marks due to presence of or contact with ferrous materials
heavy, swab with a sponge wetted with a dilute (10-15%)
solution of nitric acid (HNO3).
Follow by Routine Cleaning.
any contact of ferrous (iron containing) materials
with stainless steel. Dilute nitric acid (HNO3),
in strengths of up to 20%, is a "friendly"
acid to stainless steel. It is the ONLY acid which
may be used with no risk to stainless steel.
oxide scale from welding or heat tints.
and passivating plus thorough water rinsing is outlined
on previously. Follow by Routine Cleaning.
heat tints ma be removed by repeated application as
for Stubborn Stains and Discolouration.
on polished (lined) finishes
scratches. Use nylon pad loaded with iron free abrasive
polishing compound. Follow the direction of the original
polish lines. Follow by Routine Cleaning.
scratches will be difficult to remove completely.
Do not use metal scourers or wire wool unless they
are made from stainless steel.