Tips to Help Keep Stainless Steel Wire Clean and in Good Condition

As a leading provider of stainless steel rods, mesh, and wires, you can guarantee that we here at Wickwire Warehouse Inc. know more than just a thing or two about how you can keep your supply of stainless steel wire in good condition. While it’s true that this remarkable material requires little maintenance, that doesn’t mean it won’t require any. In fact, you might be surprised to know that most finishes and grades of stainless steel can stain over time.

To help make sure your supply of stainless steel wire stays in great condition before it’s delivered to your customers (or before you finally put it to good use) what follows are some ways you can keep it clean (if it’s dirty, has stains, fingerprints, or is greasy.)

In the case of dirt – If it’s simply dirt or soil, using warm water with or without a detergent will restore the look of your stainless steel. You may also remove any dirt and soil with a mild non-scratching powder like an ordinary household cleaner. You should keep in mind that if you use water, that it’s important for you to wipe the stainless steel dry so that no water spots are left behind.

If there are mild stains or fingerprints – Believe it or not, you can easily remove fingerprints and mild stains with a glass cleaner, rinsing it with warm water, and then drying it.

If you find grease and/or oil – Most the time, greases and oils can be removed with detergent or soap and water. However, in some cases, you might have to immerse the stainless steel in chemical solvents.

When choosing a cleaning practice, you should consider that the stainless steel may scratch, or even corrode if you are unable to remove all of the cleaning agents you used.

How often you use your stainless steel wire or the environment it is used in, will certainly dictate how often it needs to be cleaned. But, in the end, you should keep in mind that it may need cleaning every once in awhile, and no matter what.

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