Cleaning the surface of decorative stainless steel requires care. There are certain mechanical and chemical treatments that must be avoided in order to preserve the appearance and corrosion resistance of this material. In all cases, it is best to use a clean soft cloth if you need to manually loosen contaminants when applying cleaning solutions. If scrubbing and scraping must be attempted, the softest utensil possible (soft bristle brush or plastic scraper, for example) should be tried in a small, hidden test area before proceeding. In the case of a grained finish, wiping with the grain is advisable.
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When FG3 Anti-Fingerprint Coating is applied to colored or non-colored stainless, all you need is a damp rag to clean everything from fingerprints and dirt, to permanent marker, from the metal surface. Dirt adhering to the surface of colorized finishes, for example, is a major cause of surface discoloration. The FG3 coating creates an environment that makes it difficult for grime and graffiti to deposit onto the surface. What does sit on the surface will be easily cleaned, or on exterior applications, be washed away by naturally occurring rain water because it can't successfully adhere to the FG3 coating.