Can you use Flitz polish on a copper farm sink ? Paste or Wax + ?

July 24, 2015 · Filed Under Flitz Polish · Comment 

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.

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Salt spray on aluminum, how to polish?

July 9, 2015 · Filed Under Flitz Polish · Comment 

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.

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Why did the factory lacquer finish on my door hardware fail so soon?

January 28, 2015 · Filed Under Flitz Polish · Comment 

We recently were looking at doors and windows for a project at our shop. On the Marvin Window site was a page entitled “Caring for Doors & Windows“. You can find this page and read it yourself by clicking here.  It is a lengthy page to read but a good take away from it, answers a question that comes up from time to time.  ”Why did the factory finish fail on my brass door hardware ?”  Marvin goes through a whole  laundry list as to what may happen. BUT, the import statement is that they recommend as soon as the hardware is installed that a paste furniture wax or non abrasive automotive wax be applied immediately and maintained frequently thereafter. This is something the sales person at  your local lumber yard or millwork dealer probably forgot to mention. Once that factory finish has failed, you really don’t have much choice but to remove it . Marvin also on this page has recommendations how to do this. BUT again, after one removes this factory finish you really don’t have a choice but periodic polishing to keep the hardware looking the way you like it to shine. Particularly if it is exposed to the elements. A product that fits this requirement is made by Flitz, called Flitz Faucet Wax +. You can buy some by clicking here. It is recommended by Flitz for use on doors, outdoor lighting fixtures, faucets, tubs, showers, vanities, fireplace doors and more. It removes fingerprints, carbon, soot, makeup, hair spray and soap & lime deposits.  It is safe to use on lacquer, clearcoat, powder coat, gold-plated finishes, living finishes, oil-rubbed finishes,  acrylics, fiberglass, polyurethane, granite, marble, Corian,® and other solid surfaces. Flitz states that it will not dull polished metal and that it seals, polishes & protects with its creme-like carnauba & beeswax formula that won’t scratch. We have used this product numerous times and it lives up to the hype.

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Cleaning a rosary with Flitz polish

August 13, 2014 · Filed Under Flitz Polish · Comment 

If you ever feel the need to clean your old well used rosary, you should try Flitz polish. The small rosary pictured below was one given over 50 years ago to a child for her first communion.  As happens with this type of item, after years of use it was put away for safe keeping in a treasure box. Decades later it was easily restored to its original beauty with little effort using some Flitz so that it could be passed onto another very special child. Flitz is a good choice for this type of restoration as it is water based and does not cake up in the crevices and teeny tiny details of such a small intricate rosary. Just follow the simple directions on the container. You can purchase Flitz from our recommended supplier by clicking here.

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