Quick Tip #41: How to Clean & Polish Stainless Steel

Quick Tip #41: How to Clean & Polish Stainless Steel

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Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 11, 2010

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Use OLIVE OIL! Before buff and polish, take a few minutes and clean your sinks, fixtures or furniture with whatever dish soap you have laying around. After things are clean allow the surface to dry completely. Apply a small amount of oil to a soft cloth and use a bit of elbow grease to push the oil around in the super small grooves of the metal. It helps distribute the slick stuff and gives everything a nice smooth coating. You'll feel the texture change as things smooth out. Then, flip the towel and re-buff the surface with the clean side. It will pick up any extra oil so it doesn't dull the surface.

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