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Old 08-27-2015, 10:04 AM   #1
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303 Aerospace Protectant?

My coach has stainless steel compartment doors/panels, 26 inches high, running along the the full length of both sides.

Has anyone used 303 Aerospace Protectant on stainless?
(OR have a recommendation for cleaning and polishing stainless)?.
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Here's a link to the product specs. It doesn't mention stainless .

http://www.goldeagle.com/product/303...ace-protectant
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303 will smear and leave a smudgy look. Or leave you with so much buff off to do you will question why you went that route.

Stainless is notoriously hard to polish. I will stop short of saying it doesn't polish, but I will say if working by hand, oh man.......

If you want to really knock this out of the park, buy a good quality 6" dual-action polisher, like the griots or a flex, the appropriate pads, and product. But you will have invested 100s of dollars.

That may not fit your intent, but there is no easy way to bring stainless panels back short of mechanical means, be it by hand or machine. CAVEAT: I can't make a good judgement from the photo, but I have to assume that since you are asking, you already tried the basics of just cleaning, like with Invisible Glass or a product that does not leave a residue.

After that are the various metal polishes and cleaners. I know the TV commercials will tell ya to get a power ball and break out your electric drill, but on that expanse of flat panels that will be miserable, and still work to manually remove all the residue and polish.

Sorry for the novel, but your post said cleaning or polishing. if you just want to try to clean them, that's one thing. Polishing (abrading the surface to level it and expose press material, etc) on stainless is another realm entirely.
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:39 AM   #4
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We use Sheila Shine Inc. Official Site on our stainless appliances in the house. I also use it on the boat.

You can get it on Amazon
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:08 PM   #5
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Try Bar Keepers Friend Multipurpose Cooktop Cleaner. It does wonders for stainless steel and almost any other hard surface. It also works to remove hard water stains and gunk from shower glass.
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303 will smear and leave a smudgy look. Or leave you with so much buff off to do you will question why you went that route.

Stainless is notoriously hard to polish. I will stop short of saying it doesn't polish, but I will say if working by hand, oh man.......

If you want to really knock this out of the park, buy a good quality 6" dual-action polisher, like the griots or a flex, the appropriate pads, and product. But you will have invested 100s of dollars.

That may not fit your intent, but there is no easy way to bring stainless panels back short of mechanical means, be it by hand or machine. CAVEAT: I can't make a good judgement from the photo, but I have to assume that since you are asking, you already tried the basics of just cleaning, like with Invisible Glass or a product that does not leave a residue.

After that are the various metal polishes and cleaners. I know the TV commercials will tell ya to get a power ball and break out your electric drill, but on that expanse of flat panels that will be miserable, and still work to manually remove all the residue and polish.

Sorry for the novel, but your post said cleaning or polishing. if you just want to try to clean them, that's one thing. Polishing (abrading the surface to level it and expose press material, etc) on stainless is another realm entirely.
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Although I did say polish in my OP, "polish" is not actually what I'm looking for.... (I don't want it to shine like chrome).
Sorry.

I simply want to clean, uniformly renew/restore and protect the existing "grain" of the now smudged and scratched stainless steel doors and panels.



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Ask the Airstream guys what they do !
Can you imagine the buffing ????

but when done right !!! Whew - Gee-OR-Gee-US !!!!
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Ask the Airstream guys what they do !
Can you imagine the buffing ????

but when done right !!! Whew - Gee-OR-Gee-US !!!!
Airstream are Aluminum, not Stainless Steel. Big difference.
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Oh, they are ? obvously, I've not had one thanks for correcting me !
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Mel, we use Mineral Oil on our SS Appliances at home to put a shine on and remove finger prints. Works pretty good albeit a fair amount of elbow grease.
Something for you to consider.
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I was taught buy some aircraft painters to remove any polish is very easy. Because on aircraft they want that shine. What ever type you use it leaves a film and leaves streaks so go in the house and get a cup of flour doesn't matter self rising or what. Put a little flour on your rag and watch the magic. Then use a clean rag to dust off areas.


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We use WD-40 on our outdoor BBQ and appliances (Outdoor kitchen) and it works great. We asked our builder what he recommended for use on the appliances, and that was his answer
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Mel,
Something to consider. I came across a SS cleaner/protectant article some months back recommending Pledge Furniture polish. Being a bit skeptic, I tried it on my SS toolbox I have in the garage and so far, it looks great. I have not tried it on any other SS appliances as yet. I thought I'd try it on the tool box first. I don't know how it might work for your application, but maybe try on a 2X2 area and see how it does for ya. Again, just another possibility.
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I would consider scotch brite pads, maybe the more aggressive "red" will give you a uniform and clean satin finish. Definitely inexpensive to investigate?
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