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Metal Pre-Clean

Clean aluminum, diamond-plate, and all metals like magic. Makes fast work of crud and gets you ready for polish in minutes, not hours! Non-flammable. organic salts formula.  Unmatched for its performance on aluminum (will not dull or haze) and diamond-plate. Safe for use on painted & fiberglass surfaces too. 
Safer than traditional acid-based cleaners. Just spray & rinse. Product will continue to work on the surface until rinsed. You MUST rinse the surface with water after application and neutralize the formula to prevent and encroachment on the surface itself. After the surface is cleaned you must follow up with a polish or wax to keep it from quickly re-tarnishing.
PLEASE NOTE: This product is a cleaner only. It is not a polish. 
Not for: Patina finishes. If you have an oil-rubbed fixture or hand-hammered copper sink that has had an artificial patina applied, DO NOT use this product on it. This product will remove the patina!
  • Heavily-Encrusted Corrosion
  • Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Chloride
  • Rust, Calcium, Lime Scale
  • Tarnish, Grease, Oil & Water Stains
Safe on:
  • Glass, Aluminum, Fiberglass
  • Stainless Steel, Painted & Enamel Finishes
  • Tile, Brass, Copper
  • Acrylics & Plastic
Excellent for use on:
  • Fuel Tanks, Mag Wheels, Alcoa Wheels,
  • Diamond Plate, Framing, Step Plate,
  • Engine Parts, Rusted Steel,
  • Car Wash Bays and Walls,
  • Snowmobile Tunnels,
  • Fiberglass Boats, Outboard Engines,
  • Outdrives, Water-stained Windows
  • Concrete Equipment & Trucks

Not For: Marble, Granite, Jura, Travertine or Terrazzo.

Download the Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
SB258 Sheet
Download the Flitz Metal Pre-Clean Information Sheet



Flitz Metal Pre-Clean: Frequently Asked Questions


Q1: What is Flitz Metal Pre-Clean and what are its main uses?


  • A: Flitz Metal Pre-Clean is a specialized cleaning solution designed to prepare aluminum surfaces for polishing. It effectively removes tarnish, rust, water stains, and oxidation, making it ideal for automotive parts, marine equipment, and household items.


Q2: How do I use Flitz Metal Pre-Clean for the best results?


  • A: Spray it onto the aluminum surface, allow it to sit for a few minutes, scrub lightly if necessary, and then rinse thoroughly with water. For heavy stains, repeat the process.


Q3: Is this product safe for all types of aluminum surfaces?


  • A: Yes, it's safe for most aluminum surfaces, but always test on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure compatibility.


Q4: Can Flitz Metal Pre-Clean be used on non-aluminum surfaces?


  • A: While it's specifically formulated for aluminum, it can be effective on other metals. However, test on a small area first and use with caution.


Q5: How often should I use this product on my aluminum items?


  • A: Use it as needed, depending on the condition of your aluminum items and the level of tarnish or oxidation.


Q6: Does this cleaner leave any residue or affect the metal’s texture?


  • A: When used as directed and rinsed off thoroughly, it leaves no residue and should not affect the metal’s texture.


Q7: Where can I buy Flitz Metal Pre-Clean?


  • A: It's available for purchase on our website, as well as through various authorized dealers and online retailers.


Q8: Can this pre-clean be used before applying a protective coating?


  • A: Absolutely, it's an excellent preparatory step before applying a protective coating or polish to ensure optimal adhesion and results.


Q9: Who should I contact for more information or specific questions about the product?


  • A: For more detailed information or specific inquiries, please contact our customer service team via the contact details on our website.


Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.