Stainless Steel!!! Really???

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2013/05/19 13:51:38 (permalink)

Stainless Steel!!! Really???

Man I have a http://www.concessioncartscompany.com/detail.aspx?id=2539470&PrefID=11967&.aspx . It is anything but Stainless Steel. Am I the only one who has this problem? I tried "Simple Green," "Grease Lightning" and so far the best thing I've used is vinegar and water.
Maybe I have a cheaper grade of Stainless Steel used in building my cart? But is has streak stains, other strange stains and I'm sure it even has brown looking stains that could be rust.
I'd really appreciate hearing from anyone with any solutions to keeping my cart looking better. I do the vinegar and water every time before I head for my locations.
Please, please help if you have a better way to maintaining "Stainless Steel" if there is such a thing as "Stainless Steel.".
 
 
 
 
 
 
post edited by brickboo - 2013/05/19 19:07:36
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    chefbuba
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/19 14:00:23 (permalink)
    Stainless cleaner/polish, comes in an aerosol can.
    Look at cash & carry etc.
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/19 14:21:19 (permalink)
    I would say the same thing as Chef Bubba Stainless steal cleaner. if the aerosol can stuff isn't working and you live near a restaurant Depot they have some pretty hardcore commercial grade jugs of Stainless steal cleaner you could try.
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/19 15:47:58 (permalink)
    If all else fails, and it will, derustit.com Its not cheap, but you may find smaller containers at a Welding Supply store. I know this stuff works.
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/19 18:58:50 (permalink)
    i've been using the stainless steel cleaners that come in a spray can too. seems to be working. 
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/19 19:09:37 (permalink)
    I don't have Cash and Carry here. Would I find this product at Sam's, Home Depot etc.?
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/19 19:20:38 (permalink)
    I've been using Weiman. I picked it up at Wally world in the cleaning section. Its a black can with a stainless steel fridge on the front. Cleans and polishes. 
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/19 21:09:04 (permalink)
    Hey Brick,
    To deep clean your stainless steel try this.
    1) Take a clean towel and dip it in hot water, wring out and fold.
    2) Put some comet on the folded hot wet towel.
    3) Rub back and forth with the (Grain of the SS). Make sure it's with the grain!
    4) Wipe off with a clean wet cloth, rinse cloth and wipe some more till comet is removed.
    5)Buff with a clean dry cloth till dry.
    6 Then use SS polish if you choose.
    I have done this for years with great results.
    Hope this helps.
    Mike
     
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/19 21:15:10 (permalink)
    Lately I have been using regular old 409. But I have to do it twice. First gets the oil and dust off, change cloth light spray and then it polishes without streaks. Pretty sure I have pretty high quality SS. I use surgical (window cleaning) blue towels.
    post edited by Tristan225 - 2013/05/19 21:16:27
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/19 21:23:45 (permalink)
    Stainless Steel is a real loose term. There are all kinds of grades depending on what metals go in to it. Zinc content, etc. Compare a knife blade...is magnetic. Bet your cart isn't.
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/19 21:45:39 (permalink)
    jcheese

    Stainless Steel is a real loose term. There are all kinds of grades depending on what metals go in to it. Zinc content, etc. Compare a knife blade...is magnetic. Bet your cart isn't.

     
    Correct   ... a low grade stainless steel can show some rust and will darken;  ... not be shinny ...
    post edited by edwmax - 2013/05/19 21:47:27
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    Re:Stainless Steel!!! Really??? 2013/05/22 07:49:32 (permalink)
    INcredible pink.  i have mentioned it before on here. It has worked better than any of that aerosol stainless cleaner, simple green, 409 or the "heavy duty" degreasers at the box stores and my restaurant supplier.  I had even tried purple power and this stuff is the best i have found.

    http://chem-quest.com/incredible-pink.htm
     
    it comes highly concentrated. You can use it straight or dilute it; it has worked for me either way. I have had great luck cleaning steel, aluminum and plastic.  It is approved by my local HD as it is non toxic. 
     
    The guy i rent my storage space for my cart from turned me on to it and i have used it exclusively since.
     
    also go to your nearest metal/welding supply store.  They make scour pads specifically for cleaning steal.  They look like the 3m scour pads you use for dishes, but they thicker are coarser.  The draw back to these is they do mess with the finish of the steel.  They leave scuffs where you have used them, but if it is a tough stain use that then buff it with some metal polish.
    post edited by hella good tacos - 2013/05/22 07:55:56
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