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    Lightbulb Stainless Steel Refridgerator

    We just purchased a new Stainless Steel Refrigerator. I am wondering if any one has used or tried an automotive polish or sealer to lesson the fingerprints.
    Should I try a paste wax or just something like Turtle wax seal and shine?
    I would appreciate your thoughts or ideas.

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    Re: Stainless Steel Refridgerator

    I just used Optimum Hyper Seal on mine. Looks great, but still too soon to tell how it helps. I doubt it will do much to prevent fingerprints, but I bet it makes wiping them off easier.

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    Re: Stainless Steel Refridgerator

    This is what I use to clean and protect my stainless steel fridge...

    Griot's Garage Foaming Metal Detailer

    ...works quite nicely.
    ​Al Schmidt
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    Re: Stainless Steel Refridgerator

    Quote Originally Posted by stobrien View Post
    We just purchased a new Stainless Steel Refrigerator.

    I am wondering if any one has used or tried an
    automotive polish or sealer to lesson the fingerprints.

    Should I try a paste wax or just something
    like Turtle wax seal and shine?
    I would appreciate your thoughts or ideas.
    A product recommendation depends a lot on the
    type of finish the SS fridge has (brushed, smooth,
    matte, shiny, Black, etc.).

    The wrong type of product can wreak havoc on
    certain finish styles. (Ex: an abrasive product can
    create unwanted shiny surfaces on brushed SS.)


    What does the “Use and Care” manual say
    to use? (Let me know, so I can proceed in
    a more informed manner.) TIA.


    Bob
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    Re: Stainless Steel Refridgerator

    When the wife and I got our SS 'fridge a couple of years ago, it came with the manufacturer's "Stainless Care" product. Underwhelming to say the least.

    The consistency reminded me of Optimum Metal Polish. So I tried that, and it worked much better. But still, it's very difficult to keep the SS fridge surface clean of fingerprints, smudges, and in my case dog nose prints without a bi-weekly application. (IMO)
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Stainless Steel Refridgerator

    The instructions read: wax the outside in order to create better protection. Make sure you use a product specifically design to be used for electro-domestic products (car was is acceptable). Use a clean, soft rag, and perform this task twice a year.

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    Re: Stainless Steel Refridgerator

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    A product recommendation depends a lot on the
    type of finish the SS fridge has (brushed, smooth,
    matte, shiny, Black, etc.).

    The wrong type of product can wreak havoc on
    certain finish styles. (Ex: an abrasive product can
    create unwanted shiny surfaces on brushed SS.)

    Bob


    Especially since the "stainless steel" commonly used on many appliances today is of lesser quality, often lacking in any (or enough) nickel content. Nickel is important because it aids both abrasion and corrosion resistance, and with less (or none) of it in the "stainless steel" material of these appliances, surface "rusting" is becoming a common occurance. Most of this "rusting" is due to "pitting" which has been caused by surface abrasion. Point being, be careful what you use on these "stainless steel" appliance surfaces. [Note: this "stainless steel" still has chromium content to aid with corrosion resistance, but nickel takes it to another level. Quality stainless steel has both, eg. 18/10 stainless which has 18% chromium, 10% nickel).

    As such, I'd recommend using either 3M Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish or Magic (brand) Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish. Both are very effective cleaners, help cut down on fingerprinting, and even help hide minor blemishes. While they require regular application and thus are not a "one and done" solution, they are safe for the material, both chemically and mechanically (ie. will not abrade).

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    Re: Stainless Steel Refridgerator

    Quote Originally Posted by stobrien View Post
    The instructions read: wax the outside in order to create better protection. Make sure you use a product specifically design to be used for electro-domestic products (car was is acceptable). Use a clean, soft rag, and perform this task twice a year.
    •In that case:
    -One, or more, of the below products
    offered here at AGO should suffice.
    -Your choice.

    Note:
    Any type of Cleaner-Wax; Cleaner-Sealant;
    Cleaner-Hybrid (Wax/Sealant); should not
    be used on this particular fridge.


    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    The Difference Between a Cleaner/Wax and a Finishing Wax


    Finishing Waxes
    Pinnacle Souverän Paste Wax
    Pinnacle XMT 180 High Gloss Carnauba Paste Wax
    Griot's Garage Best of Show Wax
    Griot's Garage Carnauba Wax Stick
    Finish Kare 2685 Pink Paste Wax
    Collinite Paste Fleetwax # 885
    Collinite Marque D’Elegance Carnauba Paste Wax #915
    Collinite Super DoubleCoat Auto Wax #476
    Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wax Liquid
    Dodo Juice Supernatural Wax
    Dodo Juice Supernatural Wax Machine Stick
    Dodo Juice Banana Armour Hard Car Wax
    Dodo Juice Blue Velvet Hard Car Wax
    Dodo Juice Diamond White Hard Wax
    Dodo Juice Hard Candy Hard Wax
    Dodo Juice Light Fantastic Soft Wax
    Dodo Juice Orange Crush Soft Wax
    Dodo Juice Purple Haze Soft Wax
    Dodo Juice Rubbish Boy’s Juiced Edition Carnauba Wax
    Dodo Juice Austintacious Soft Wax
    P21S 100% Carnauba Wax
    P21S Concours Carnauba Wax
    S100 Carnauba Paste Wax
    Mothers California Gold Pure Carnauba Car Wax
    Poorboy's World Natty's Paste Wax
    Poorboy's World Natty’s Paste Wax – BLUE
    Poorboys World Natty’s Paste Wax – Red
    Dodo Juice Supernatural Wax, 250 ml. Refillable Hardwood Pot
    Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax #845
    Mother's Power Wax



    Finishing Sealants
    Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant 3.0
    Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze
    Duragloss Clear Coat Polish (CCP) #111
    Finish Kare 218 Poly Wipe Sealant Conditioner
    Griot's Garage Paint Sealant
    Four Star Ultimate Paint Protection Boosted with Polycharger
    Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Paste Wax
    3M Perfect-It Show Car Liquid Wax
    3M Performance Finish
    Meguiar's M21 Synthetic Sealant
    NXT Tech Wax - Liquid
    NXT Tech Wax - Paste
    Liquid Glass Auto Polish
    Poorboy's World EX-P Pure Sealant
    DP Poli-Coat Paint Sealant


    Hybrid Finishing Waxes/Sealants
    Wolfgang Füzion Carnauba Polymer Estate Wax
    Pinnacle Liquid Souveran™ Car Wax
    Mothers Reflections Advanced Top Coat
    Poorboy's World EX Sealant with Carnauba
    DP Max Wax
    Meguiar's Mirror Glaze #26 Hi-Tech Paste Car Wax
    Meguiar's Mirror Glaze #26 Hi-Tech Liquid Car Wax
    Dodo Juice Blue Velvet PRO Hard Wax
    1Z Einszett Glanz Wax
    Poorboy's World EX Sealant with Carnauba
    Finish Kare 2685 Pink Paste Wax
    3M Perfect-It Show Car Paste Wax


    Spray-on Carnauba Waxes
    Pinnacle Souveran Liquid Spray Wax
    Flitz Waxx Speed Wax
    Griot's Garage Spray-On Wax
    Mother's California Gold Spray Wax
    Poorboys World QW+ Quick Wax Plus


    Spray-on Synthetic Paint Sealants
    Wolfgang Deep Gloss Spritz Sealant
    Duragloss Aquawax - 22 ounce
    Duragloss Aquawax - 128 ounce
    Meguiar's NXT Generation Spray Wax
    Mothers FX Engineered Spray Wax
    Optimum Opti-Seal
    Stoner SpeedBead One-Step Quick Wax


    Spray-on Hybrids
    Pinnacle XMT 360 Spray Wax
    Four Star Ultimate Spray Wax Boosted with Polycharger
    Meguiar's X-Press Liquid Wax
    Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax
    Mother's Reflections Advanced Spray Wax
    Optimum Car Wax
    Stoner Bead Max
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    Re: Stainless Steel Refridgerator

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    •In that case:
    -One, or more, of the below products
    offered here at AGO should suffice.
    -Your choice.

    Note:
    Any type of Cleaner-Wax; Cleaner-Sealant;
    Cleaner-Hybrid (Wax/Sealant); should not
    be used on this particular fridge.


    Bob

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    I would get one of each. You know, to fine-tune the optimal protection......
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Stainless Steel Refridgerator

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    I would get one of each.
    You know, to fine-tune the optimal protection......
    •How much $$$ am I willing to
    part with? = My analytical method.

    •Then again:
    -Is synthetic “a priori” knowledge
    even possible?


    Bob
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    ~Joaquin de Setanti

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