The slides below outline the BriteKleen method of aluminum and stainless steel cleaning. Click on the colored tabs to advance topics, and the small squares within the right corner of each slide to see more information. Or, the slides will play automatically.
- Preparation: Wash & Dry
Knock the Dirt Off First
It doesn't matter what you're cleaning — aluminum wheels — aluminum boat or trailer — stainless tanks, parts, etc. Pressure wash first. Or do a full soap wash and rinse. Even better, do both. Especially if it's really grimy.
Cleaner Surface = More Effective
They need direct exposure to the surface to restore shine and lustre!
TIP: A good wash before applying makes BritePlus MX or Silver BritePlus MX work better.
Dry Surface = More Effective
Once you've finished washing/pressure washing, let the surface dry. Or use towels. A wet surface dilutes the product—and diminishes cleaning effect.
TIP: Make sure surface is cool to touch. Work in the shade after the trailer has dried if the metal is hot to the touch.
- Apply Cleaner
Silver BritePlus MX and BritePlus MX are Easy to Use
They're safe, too. But common sense goes a long way. They do some serious aluminum & stainless cleaning. Wear rubber gloves. Put on glasses. Be careful where you spray! A garden sprayer works great. Pump up the pressure and apply the solution in an even mist—starting at the bottom and moving up.
Working From the Bottom Up Reduces Streaking
TIP: Don't Cover Too Much of the Surface at One Time
For small items, like parts or aluminum wheels, a spray bottle works great.
- Agitate Cleaner
Brushing Ensures Good Surface Contact
If your trailer or other metal equipment has a lot of staining and/or black streaks after the preliminary wash, brushing the cleaner on the surface is important.
You can use a wash mitt or cloth, too.
NOTE: Remember to wear rubber gloves!
Rinse Before Cleaner Dries
After spraying on BritePlus or SilverBrite Plus—and agitating with a brush, cloth* or sponge*—it's time to rinse. *wear rubber gloves!This time you can start from the top. Rinse thoroughly. A pressure washer works great for this. Just be sure to get everything flushed with clean water.
- Bright, Clean & Shiny!
Experiment for Success
Subsequent cleanings continue to improve shine, lustre and appearance. Every surface is different, so experiment for yourself.
The Shinier the Surface the More Difficult the Job
But Silver BritePlus MX is perfect for highly polished and reflective metal surfaces!
Not Every Stain Can Be Removed
BritePlus MX and Silver BritePlus MX are top-notch products. They make it simple to clean, brighten, and restore aluminum and stainless steel. But they really aren't magic.
Some serious water spots, stains and oxidation pits will not come off.
We're experimenting with other products to solve these issues that do occur. The only real answer is certain polishes—and elbow grease.
We'll offer some new products online as soon as we find the right "solution."