At times, that the easy open metal lids on the 250 gram (8.82 ounce ) cans of Simichrome polish tend to bend if not opened carefully and then will not seal well after repeated openings. This of course can cause the product to lose freshness and dry out. The next time you need to buy a can of Simichrome, check out our recommended supplier, Simichrome.com , and you will notice that they now ship their cans with a reusable snap on plastic lid . You can pop it on the bottom of the can so you don’t misplace it and then have it in case the metal top becomes bent out of shape and does not seal properly. Then just snap on the plastic lid on the top of the can to extend the polishes life.
How widely used a product is, often is a reflection on how good it is. We recently received this e-mail from an old Autosol polish customer.
” I have used Autosol for a long time. My son used it where he worked to clean rollers that made plexiglass. I use it to clean up old chrome and aluminum on old motorcycles. Best thing I’ve ever used and I’ve tried a bunch. I’m glad you have it because I use a lot even tho it takes very little. ”
We often field questions such as the above, and/or how long will it last, does it work good against hard water? Although we often know the answer, we will still most likely contact the manufacturers rep just in case their has been either a change in the formula or because of a specific unique problem that is in the inquiry. This question was pretty straight forward and answered by the Flitz rep as follows. ” Yes, you can and it should last for up to 6 months. You can even used Flitz paste polish for more stubborn stains as long as the sink does not have a clear coat or lacquer finish.” If in doubt we always think it is best policy to contact the manufacturer of the sink and see what polish they recommend, especially if a warranty on an expensive sink is involved. You will often see Flitz Wax recommended. Don’t let the Wax word confuse you, it is a very good water based creamy cleaner good for removing fingerprints, makeup, hairspray, soap and lime deposits. You can buy a bottle of Flitz Wax + from our recommended online vendor or read more about it by clicking here.
Two questions that come up all the time, how good is Simichrome polish and what is it’s shelf life. If this is not a a great answer to these questions, I don’t know what is. ” I just wanted to tell you what a great product the Happich Simichrome polish is. I’m an avid shooter, collect knives, and generally polish all kinds of tarnished items. A little bit goes a long long way. I bought a 1.75 ounce tube of the simichrome polish back in 1979 or 1980. I’ve been using that same tube until it went empty on 5/22/2015. I don’t know of any other “wet” type cleaning product that you could keep using the same tube for over 35 years and keep getting great results. I even took a picture of the tube, but couldn’t attach to this communique. I just had to say something. I kind of felt like I lost an old friend when I finished the tube. Still can’t throw the empty tube away, we been together too long. lol! Thanks for a great product. ” Since this tube was purchased the tube color has changed but not much more. Same great product, same great results. Don’t buy a good polish, invest in one. Shop for your polish at Simichrome.com