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NightFlyer
11-12-2013, 12:49 AM
Currently, I use Diversey Inc.'s Deep Gloss Stainless Steel Maintainer and am very pleased with the results. It can be used in one of two ways:

1) a light spray on and quickly wipe off leaves a clean surface with a slightly subdued luster (darker color); or

2) spray on thick and evenly, allow to set/dry, and wipe off excess leaves a clean surface with a shiny/wet appearance.

I apply the product either directly or onto a paper towel and then wipe. The only drawback is that the slight color change caused by use of the product prevents using it for simple/quick spot cleans - you must do either an entire panel or preferably the entire car, to prevent a splotchy appearance.

http://www.restockit.com/images/Product/medium/DRA4970590.jpg

http://www.diverseynacatalog.com/Catalog/Product.aspx?family=156

For simple/quick spot cleans, I like to use Sprayway ammonia free foaming glass cleaner, applied either directly or onto a microfiber cloth, and then wipe. Leaves no film and doesn't change the color/appearance at all.

http://www.spraywayinc.com/sites/default/files/products/images/sw050.jpg

http://www.spraywayinc.com/content/glass-cleaner

So, what products/methods do the rest of you owners like to use on your stainless? Post them here!

Bitsyncmaster
11-12-2013, 04:58 AM
I use a spray solvent for spots or the whole car to quickly get it clean (car shows). My solvent is made to remove flux from PCB boards but works great because it dries in seconds.

Boo
11-12-2013, 12:54 PM
Dave, hopefully it won't remove flux from your capacitor! I couldn't stay away from that BTTF humor.
I have a spray called "Twinkle" but I honestly haven't even tried it yet. I have never cleaned my Delorean in the three years I've had her. But the guys in my Long Island Deloren club swear by it.

NightFlyer
11-12-2013, 03:09 PM
I use a spray solvent for spots or the whole car to quickly get it clean (car shows). My solvent is made to remove flux from PCB boards but works great because it dries in seconds.

Interesting - sounds a little bit like electrical contact cleaner.


Dave, hopefully it won't remove flux from your capacitor! I couldn't stay away from that BTTF humor.
I have a spray called "Twinkle" but I honestly haven't even tried it yet. I have never cleaned my Delorean in the three years I've had her. But the guys in my Long Island Deloren club swear by it.

COOL - Twinkle is actually the 'consumer' grade of the 'industrial' grade Deep Gloss that I use - both are made by Diversey (formerly SC Johnson Diversey). Next time I'm at the company store, I'll have to pick up a case of Twinkle to compare to the Deep Gloss.

http://alphachemicalinc.com/uploads/085-TWINKLE.JPG

http://www.diverseynacatalog.com/Catalog/Product.aspx?family=605

dvonk
11-15-2013, 01:48 AM
anyone try the BKF foam spray yet?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2aP4RpHaAo

personally, ive used liquid BKF on my grooved hood and it did a really good job removing stains, rust, et al.

Dracula
11-15-2013, 03:46 PM
The liquid BKF is HORRIBLE. I had to spend hours washing the white out of every single crevice in the car that it ran into; there's probably still some left on my car somewhere, too...

dvonk
11-16-2013, 01:45 PM
cant say ive washed an entire car with it...