How to Apply Sheen Genie’s High Gloss All Metal Polishing Cleaner

high gloss metal polish being held
high gloss metal polish

Today we’re going to be walking you through how to use Sheen Genie’s high gloss all metal polishing cleaner but before we do we would like to take a moment to point out the viscosity of the compound. A lot of your polishes are water thin and some of them are a thick paste; but we find keeping it in between the two in viscosity you’re going to get about 3 to 4 times the national average as far as your coverage.

We always take about a quarter size drop and dot it on the towel using microfiber on some of the softer metals and a terry polishing towel for some of your more aggressive finishes that have a lot of oxidation and a lot of rust. We sell both types of towels on our website sheengenie.com

On bare aluminum for demonstration purposes on YouTube we polished the bottom of a soda can. It’s just a permanent machine press with a layer of oxidation on it. Of the first things you notice while you’re using it is really how fast it is, actually cleans right on contact. You’ll notice a black residue on your towel, one of the big differences between Sheen Genie and a lot of other store bought polishes is that the black residue does not remain on the finish of your metal product, whereas on other brands it will. 

The residue is caused by petroleum solvents in your polishes. You won’t get that with Sheen Genie because it’s water-based. You could wipe Sheen Genie on all day and never get any of that black residue. So just wipe it on, no need to wipe it on all day and you don’t have to do a lot of buffing. If you have severe oxidation and rusting we do recommend 3 to 4 pounds of pressure at max to cut through that.

Use Sheen Genie on all of your metals; aluminum, chrome, stainless, magnesium, brass, copper, gold, you name it as long as it’s metal it’s going to clean it and polish it out. When you come back to wipe it off you’re not going to have to sit there and rub, buff and scrub, just wipe it right off. When you’re finished there are no cloudy hazes like you can get with other polishes, instead, it wipes right off.  

shiny polished engine
polished v-8 engine

After your metals are cleaned and polished and they look amazing, depending on the metal that you have they’re going to dull back out. Aluminum dulls after about two weeks, silver and brasses tend to cloud back over as fast as 24 hours. This is why Sheen Genie developed their sealant. It’s basically like a clear coat but it’s in polish form, so instead of using a paint brush just use a drop of the sealer which is a professional concentrate about a quarter size drop per wheel if you are polishing auto wheels. You want to lightly coat it over the finish, it doesn’t have to be perfect, just apply it and then let it dry; like a wax. Just remember it’s not like a wax where you have to chase it and buff it off, it’s going to lightly bond itself right down to the finish. You don’t have to buff off the sealer. Just like the polish it’s going to wipe right off. 

After it’s been sealed, water will just fill in those pores. No water spots, brake dust won’t stick to them and it literally just flies right off of the surface. Sheen Genie’s sealant is even heat resistant so it’s safe under the hood. Valve covers, headers, and exhaust tips will shine and it will prevent bluing for up to 600 degrees and if you have any right now don’t worry, the polish is going to get rid of it.  

After it’s been cleaned and polished, in the future we do recommend sealing it once every six months. If you have chrome, instead of doing two applications, if you have no oxidation take a drop of the cleaner and a drop of the sealer and mix them together. Instead of doing two applications you can just do one. Apply like you would the sealer. Let it dry, it takes two minutes, you’ll see it when it’s done it powders into a haze so once you see that it comes right off!

Aluminum isn’t looking like chrome with our product it’s looking like platinum. Six months, only one application and it will stay shiny and beautiful, we guarantee it!

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