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How to Clean a Stainless Steel Toolbox


How to Clean a Stainless Steel Toolbox

So you’ve found that your stainless steel toolbox looks a little bit dirty after your last job. Cleaning it may seem like an annoying task if you don’t know how to go about it. Having clean and well-kept equipment is a sign that you are aware of the details and professional with projects. Well, there are a few steps to ensuring that you have a sparkling clean steel toolbox for your next job, and here they are. Here’s how to clean a stainless steel toolbox!


The first step to clean a stainless steel toolbox is to remove any materials from the toolbox. Take your tools and resources out of the toolbox and start removing the dirt and grime with a thick bristled brush. DO NOT use a wire brush for this step. It will mar the sides of your box with scratches and be a pain in the butt to fix. So use a thick bristled brush used for cleaning or scrubbing to help you get mud and other extremities off the toolbox.


The next step is to start cleaning the stainless steel toolbox with a cleaner. There are plenty of cleaners on the market meant explicitly for stainless steel, and those can be great to help clean the box up and bring a shine back to it. However, the same amount of cleaning can be done with soap and some elbow grease. Make sure you use a rag that has a smooth side and a microfiber side. This combo can help get any dirt or grease missed by the removal stage. After you finish scrubbing make sure that you get as much liquid off the box as possible as that will help prevent water spots on the box.


The next and almost final step is to polish your stainless steel toolbox. Plenty of metal polishes exist on the market, but make sure that you pick the right one for stainless steel. Your toolbox should be free of dirt and grime now but if you want a nice shine to your box you need to take some polish and put it on. Most polishes require friction to work and you can either use a polishing tool or some good old-fashioned elbow grease again. Once the polish is on there you’ll most likely need to remove it and put another layer on. Prepare yourself for the possibility of multiple coats being needed to get your stainless steel toolbox nice and shiny.


The final step is to just maintain the state of your stainless steel toolbox. Keep dirt and grime off of your toolbox as much as possible and just make sure to clean it when it gets too dirty and you’ll be golden.

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