Metal Polishing Tips

Wenol Metal Polish is a product that will clean, restore, polish and preserve any smooth metal surface quickly, easily, and at a reasonable price. It is specifically formulated to perform mildly, or aggressively. You'll be amazed with the results you'll see. Remember, no polish, not even Wenol, can polish a rough surface. We provide some helpful hints to make your polishing tasks easier and faster.

Use Wenol Metal Polish in SMALL amounts only. You'll find a little Wenol goes a long way. You'll save time, work and money.

Polishing Materials: For most polishing jobs you'll find that soft material is a real key to getting professional results. Old sweatshirts make terrific polishing cloths. Use coarse cloth only on rough surfaces. Even minor scratching created by your polishing cloth will dull the shine.

Rough Aluminum: You will have to prepare rough cast and badly oxidized aluminum surfaces before they can be polished. Use professional buffing compounds for best results. If you prefer, you can dress these surfaces by starting with a course sand paper, followed by finer grits, then finish sanding with ultra-fine wet/dry paper (use wet). Final dressing should be done with buffing compounds. Complete the job and maintain polished surfaces with Wenol Metal Polish.

Coated/Anodized Aluminum: Many factory and aftermarket aluminum wheels and accessories have protective coatings. If you're not sure if your wheels or trim are coated, apply a little polish to the surface and rub - if no black residue appears - the surface is coated. In order to polish these surfaces you must first remove the coating. Many professional polish shops use "aircraft stripper" for this job. Use these products with caution and never use them on, or near, your painted surfaces. Damage will occur...NOW! For more information on strippers, contact your local automotive paint supply outlets. Be sure to follow safety precautions.

Brass & Copper: Old brass and copper will generally clean up quickly and hold a shine for months with Wenol Metal Polish. On badly spotted or heavily tarnished pieces, you might want to pre-clean these surfaces with mild acids first. Be sure to protect yourself when applying these agents. Gloves and safety glasses are a must. Once stubborn stains are removed, apply Wenol as directed.

Silver & Gold: Soft metals can be damaged without proper care. We recommend using only very soft polishing cloths on these materials. Rub Wenol into the cloth before polishing, and apply gently. NEVER use paper towels to polish silver and gold. Silver should be washed in warm, soapy water after polishing - this will keep your silver sparkling for months.

Remove Surface Rust: Wenol can remove surface rust with normal use. On tougher rust areas, apply a small amount of Wenol and let stand for approximately 1/2 hour. Then, apply a small amount of polish and rub briskly over the rusted area. Pits and scratches cannot be removed. Protect cleaned areas with good quality waxes.

Avoid Polish Build-Up: Polishing and cleaning detail areas can be made easier by rubbing Wenol into a polishing cloth first. This will help eliminate the polish mess that normally settles into etching and corners. Deep cleaning of these areas can be accomplished with soft brushes and SMALL amounts of polish. Wash any remaining residue with warm, soapy water and buff dry.