Ever notice on you travels, how shiny some of the big rig trucks chrome is? Not too long ago Ken sent us a picture of his Mack truck. There is no denying that he knows how to keep it looking good. His simple explanation, ” I use it to polish my truck”. What does he use ? The 2 pound can of Flitz Metal Polish. Take a look at his truck and see what you think. If you would like to try some Flitz click here to buy some from our recommended supplier.
One of our oldest reviews that still gets a lot of views is a post we did back in October of 2008. It was a video demo along with before and after pictures of a chrome bath faucet using Simichrome polish and Flitz Faucet Wax. If you would like to see the original demonstration click here. The Faucet & Care Kit used then has changed only in that now there are four 7″ X 7″ microfiber cloths instead of one 16″ X 16″ cloth. The smaller ones are a little easier to deal with and give the same nice buffing effect. Nothing at all has changed in the formula for the two polishes Simichrome & Flitz Faucet Wax ) used. You still only have to apply a small amount of polish and spread it over the entire faucet and then buff it off with the cloth supplied with the kit. Repeat if necessary until the build up of soap and lime is removed and the shine restored. Then simply use another of the cloths and apply a small amount of Flitz Wax, let it dry and buff off. This will give you a longer time period before you need to polish again. If you do get some soap scum, finger prints, hair spray on the fixture, just wipe clean with a little Flitz Faucet Wax on a cloth to restore the shine. It is of course always wise to check what the manufacture of your faucet recommends for a polish, especially if it is a living or brushed type of finish. And even then try it in a small inconspicuous spot. If you would like to purchase a kit like this you can do so by clicking here.
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.
We put this question to the Flitz rep a few weeks ago that came through our e-mail. “I’m trying to bring back some aluminum back that is in an engine room of a boat that initially looked like glass. But we had a water pump blow and it sprayed salt water all over the aluminum. I was wondering what you would recommend for trying to buff the pits out of the aluminum and bring it back.” The reply from the Flitz rep was as follows : ” He can use Flitz paste polish with bronze wool pad #0000 ( NOT STEEL WOOL ) it will leave rust. Put it on buff it out with the bronze pad then buff with buffer or absorbent cloth like a paper towel or microfiber cloth. Do it in small areas at a time.” The only caveat I would add is try this in an inconspicuous spot and see if you like the results and where you can practice to get a feel for the job at hand. Also is the problem with pitting depending how deep it is. Polish usually will only return the shine at best, not remove pitting in my experience.