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Mastering Metal Polishing with Flitz: The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Shine

Posted by Flitz Premium Polishing Products on 30th May 2024

Mastering Metal Polishing with Flitz: The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Shine

At Flitz Polishing Products, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality products to help you achieve a flawless finish on any metal surface. Whether you're a professional or a DIY enthusiast, our range of polishes, pastes, and tools will help you bring out the best in your metal items. In this post, we’ll explore the best techniques for using Flitz products to get that perfect shine.

Step-by-Step Guide to Metal Polishing

  1. Preparation: Clean the Surface

Before you start polishing, it’s crucial to clean the metal surface thoroughly. Remove any dirt, grease, or old polish. We recommend using Flitz Metal Pre-Clean for HEAVY tarnish OR Flitz Stainless Steel Cleaner for LIGHTER grit/grime for this step. Spray the cleaner on the surface and wipe it down with a microfiber cloth to ensure it's completely clean.

  1. Choosing the Right Polish

Flitz offers various polishing products suitable for different types of metals:

    • Flitz Metal Polish Paste: Ideal for a wide range of metals including brass, copper, silver, and aluminum.
    • Flitz Liquid Polish: Perfect for larger surfaces and quick touch-ups. (More malleable than the paste)
    • Flitz Stainless Steel and Chrome Polish/Protectant: Specifically formulated for stainless steel and chrome surfaces.
  1. Applying the Polish
    • Paste Application: Apply a small amount of Flitz Metal Polish Paste to a clean, dry cloth. Rub the paste onto the metal surface using a circular motion. Focus on one small area at a time.
    • Liquid Application: Shake the bottle well and pour a few drops onto a clean cloth. Apply to the surface in a circular motion.
  1. Buffing the Surface

After applying the polish, it’s time to buff the surface. Use a clean, dry microfiber cloth or a Flitz Buff Ball attached to a drill for larger areas. Buff the surface until the polish residue is removed, and the metal shines brightly.

  1. Finishing Touches

For an added layer of protection, apply Flitz Ceramic Sealant. This sealant provides a durable coating that protects against rust, fingerprints, and water spots. Spray the sealant onto the surface and buff with a clean cloth.

Tips for Different Metal Types

  • Aluminum and Chrome: Use Flitz Metal Polish Paste for the initial polish, followed by Flitz Aluminum Pre-Clean for added shine and protection.
  • Brass and Copper: Flitz Metal Polish Paste works wonders on tarnished brass and copper. For heavily tarnished surfaces, use Flitz Instant Brass and Copper Tarnish Remover before polishing.
  • Stainless Steel: For stainless steel appliances and surfaces, Flitz Stainless Steel and Chrome Cleaner provides an excellent finish. Follow up with the Ceramic Sealant for long-lasting protection.

Maintenance and Care

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your metal items in pristine condition. Clean surfaces regularly with a gentle cleaner and reapply polish as needed. For outdoor metal items, consider using Flitz Marine & RV Polish, which offers superior protection against the elements.

By following these techniques, you can ensure that your metal items maintain their luster and durability. Flitz Polishing Products are designed to provide professional results with ease, helping you achieve a perfect shine every time.

For more information on our products and to purchase Flitz polishing solutions, visit our website.

Note: Always perform a spot test on a small, inconspicuous area before applying any product to the entire surface.