Cleaning aluminum & stainless steel with BriteKleen.
Get Surface Dirt Off First
It doesn't matter what you're cleaning: aluminum wheels, aluminum boats or trailers, stainless tanks, parts, etc. Start with a pressure wash. Or do a full soap wash and rinse. Even better, do both. Especially if it's really grimy. Getting the BritePlus product closer to the metal itself will help it lift, loosen and remove the most difficult stains that are under the surface dirt.
Cleaner Surface = More Effective
A good wash before applying makes BritePlus MX or Silver BritePlus MX work better. BritePlus MX & Silver BritePlus MX react chemically with the metal. They need direct exposure to the surface to restore shine and lustre!
Dry Surface = More Effective
It's important to apply BritePlus products to a dry surface. Once you've finished washing/pressure washing, let the surface dry. Or use towels. A wet surface dilutes the product—diluting cleaning power. 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 BritePluse / Silver BritePlus Evenly
Silver BritePlus MX and BritePlus MX are Easy to Use. They do some serious aluminum & stainless cleaning. They're safe, too. TIP: common sense goes a long way. 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.
Spray From Bottom Up To Reduce Streaking
Don't Let the Cleaner Dry!If the metal is hot—work in segments so the cleaner doesn't dry. Better yet, work in the shade. 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.
Brushing ensures good surface contact. Scrubbing the cleaner with a brush gives the best results. Just be sure it's the appropriate BritePlus product for the finish.
Complete Coverage is KeyIf your trailer or other metal item has a lot of staining, haze and/or black streaks after the preliminary wash, brushing the cleaner on the surface is very important. You can use a wash mitt, sponge or cloth to make sure you have cleaner in contact with the metal.
NOTE: Remember to wear rubber gloves!
Rinse...or Add BriteWash Now!
At this point, you've sprayed on BritePlus or Silver BritePlus on a clean, dry surface. And you've agitated/scrubbed the premixed solution with a brush, cloth or mitt. If you rinse, you're good—that's the process. Except now is the time you can add BriteWash. Mix up a bucket from the BriteWash concentrate and—with a fresh brush—agitate it together with the BritePlus product. Now you have done it all. That is the very best—the ultimate BriteKleen Solution.
Rinse Before Cleaner Dries
After spraying on BritePlus or SilverBrite Plus—and agitating with or without BriteWash—it's time to rinse. Be sure to wear rubber gloves! This time you can start from the top. Rinse thoroughly. Just be sure to get everything flushed with clean water. A pressure washer works great for this. Note: if you've used BriteWash, you have neutralized the acid of the BritePlus products.