Frequently Asked Questions
How does Simichrome work?
Simichrome is specially-formulated using the finest micron particle size abrasive of any polish available combined with special cleaning agents. Because the abrasive particles are so fine, Simichrome will not harm uncoated metals surfaces. Unlike chemical polishes, Simichrome will not remove a layer of the metal surface being cleaned. This is especially important on gold and silver plated metal pieces and jewelry.
How do I use Simichrome Polish?
Will Simichrome scratch metal?
Can you eat with silverware after being cleaned and polished with Simichrome?
We recommend that you first wash it with soap and water.
What metals can Simichrome be used on?
Simichrome is the perfect cleaner and polish for all ferrous and non-ferrous metals like brass, copper, chrome, pewter, stainless steel, gold, silver, sterling, platinum. virtually all uncoated metals. Do not use on painted or lacquered surfaces.
Will Simichrome prevent metals like silver or sterling from tarnishing?
After you clean and polish with Simichrome, it leaves a thin, protective
coating which will help slow down further tarnishing and oxidation, but it won't prevent it completely.
Can I use Simichrome on gold or silver plated items?
Yes, but we suggest you be careful not to apply the polish with excessive pressure.
Can Simichrome be used on painted metal surfaces?
Simichrome is not recommended for use on any coated metal surface including painted or lacquered surfaces.
Can Simichrome be used on things like faucets?
Simichrome can be used on any uncoated metal surface. Many products appear to be uncoated metal, but actually have a chrome-like finish which is actually a plastic product. Things like faucets, automobile grills and wheels may not actually be chrome metal. We highly suggest you make sure you are polishing uncoated metal.
Will polishing old coins with Simichrome decrease their value?
This is a tricky question. Some coin collectors will tell you that polishing is okay; others will claim an old coin is more valuable in its actual, circulated condition. We suggest you contact a local coin dealer to get his/her opinion.Source: competitionchemicals.com