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Metal Polishing Myths, Half Truths and Lies
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Exploding the 'one size fits all' myth (and a few others)

Many of the statements you are about to encounter are controversial and fly in the face of what is considered by many as good metal polishing practice. Some of these myths are perpetuated by the industry deliberately. Some are just common errors of judgment. You will discover why brass and copper crack, and why some polishes will deteriorate by themselves in good environments. All will be explained. Be ready to see some interesting facts. Here is the inside story that the manufacturers don't want you to know.

  1. Would you buy a car from a man who told this many lies???All Metal polishes are the same
  2. All metal polishes will protect
  3. All general purpose metal polishes are good on any surface
  4. Rapid acting liquid polishes are not as good as pastes
  5. All polished finishes have the same endurance
  6. All polished surfaces should be waxed or lacquered if you want it to really last
  7. All metal polishes can be used on components subjected to heat
  8. I want to protect my finish with carnauba so it will last longer
  9. You should never polish antiques
  10. If this polish is good enough for gold it's good enough for my chrome!
  11. Green rouge and white rouge are similar to jeweler's rouge
  12. All abrasives are aluminum oxide
  13. Regular polishing is the best way to protect
  14. Polishing in the sun is fun!
  15. Lacquered or clearcoated surfaces are easier to maintain
  16. Fine polishes don't cut
  17. A hard compound cuts better than a soft one
  18. A polish that is good on chrome will be good on stainless, or vice versa
  19. Brass, Bronze and copper polishes are all the same
  20. Stainless Steel doesn't rust, oxidize or stain
  21. All metals can be polished
  22. Environmentally safe and low toxicity polishes are safe to be exposed to

Every time we uncover another myth - it gets added to the list. Every time a new one gets added to the list we'll keep you informed with our Newsletters!

 
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