Stainless Steel is selected because of its inherent corrosion resistance, workability and its attractive appearance. Regular maintenance and cleaning of all types of stainless steel is required to keep these attractive attributes. Stainless steel must be kept clean for a long material life. We are known for selling high-end #316 Marine-Grade Stainless Steel.
Strong bleaches and chloride based cleaners should not be used on stainless steel.
To keep the original appearance stainless steel must be cleaned when it looks dirty. For outdoor use, clean every 6-12 months (or when necessary). For routine cleaning, ph-neutral soap and water, applied with a sponge or cloth, are sufficient. Fingerprints are best removed using ’3M stainless steel cleaner’. Stains and discoloration generally require the use of a scotchbrite pad to brighten the material and then the application of a cleaner such as ’3M stainless steel cleaner’ to help protect the stainless steel.