How to Polish Stainless Steel

Sheetal Mandora May 6, 2019
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Polish any kind of stainless steel item around your home in a jiffy. Read this information to get the detailed instructions.

Polish the Watch

  • Take a soft cloth to wipe the watch properly. Doing so will take away any dirt particles off before you start polishing it.
  • On a clean washcloth, apply some window cleaner or vinegar, and wipe the watch.
  • Next, take the polishing paste and apply directly over the watch.
  • With circular movements, polish the watch with the same washcloth.
  • Wipe the paste off with another clean washcloth, and rinse the band underneath water; make sure that you don't get water inside the dial.
  • In the end, you will apply some olive oil, and again polish the watch in circular movements.
  • Use a clean washcloth to wipe the band one last time.

Polish the Kitchen Sink

  • While polishing and cleaning a sink, remember that the best thing to use is baking soda.
  • First of all, clear out your sink and rinse it properly with water.
  • Next, take baking soda and sprinkle it around the sink; don't forget the sides.
  • Leave the baking soda in the sink for about 10 minutes (watch television in the meantime).
  • Once you return, take a small damp sponge, and start scrubbing the kitchen sink.
  • Apply circular movements as you scrub the sink properly.
  • As for the crevices, use an old toothbrush to clean it properly.
  • Turn the faucet on and thoroughly clean the sink with clean water.
  • Now you will apply a little bit of olive oil and rub it in the sink with a soft washcloth.
  • In the end, wipe the extra olive oil with a clean washcloth.
  • And finally, you will rub some vinegar around the sink using a washcloth to polish it.

Polish the Exhaust

  • While polishing the exhaust pipe, you will require a small sponge brush, store-bought cleaner and polish, and a washcloth.
  • Make sure the exhaust pipe of your car is cool before you start polishing it.
  • Use the cleaner to clean the outside the exhaust pipe first.
  • Make sure there is no oil or dirt residue on the exhaust pipe before you begin polishing.
  • Apply the polish on a washcloth and in circular movements, rub it over the pipe. For hard to reach places, use a toothbrush.
  • Wipe the extra polish with a clean washcloth, and wait half an hour for the polish to dry.

Polish Small/Big Appliances

  • Mix equal parts of vinegar and water together to clean the appliances first.
  • Next, soak a washcloth in the same mixture and wipe the appliances properly.
  • If there are any scratches on the appliances, use sandpaper to remove it (use small, soft strokes in one direction).
  • After sanding, again use the water-vinegar mixture to rub the appliances properly.
  • Dry the appliances and wipe it properly to get the shine.

Polish the Flatware

  • First of all, we will rinse the flatware in hot water; you should be doing so after every use to keep the original shine.
  • In a plastic bucket, add detergent with hot water, dissolve it properly, and add the flatware.
  • Let the flatware soak in hot detergent water for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare another bucket of clean water. Use a soft sponge to scrub the flatware.
  • Place the flatware in clean water, wipe it completely, and keep on one side to dry properly.