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Old 22 November 2010, 15:58   #1
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Stainless Steel Cleaner

In response to expressions of interest on previous threads, I'm offering "Q-Railing Ultra Clean" passivating stainless steel cleaner to ribnet members. This stuff is only available to trade customers but it's good stuff.

"Q-Ultra Clean is an acid based cleaner and temporarily strips the stainless steel of its passive layer so any contaminants can be removed, it then needs to be washed off with water which neutralises the acid and the oxygen in the water causes the passive layer to regenerate on the surface of the stainless steel."

Price:
I've ordered 6 bottles which should be here in 2-3 days. I get 30% discount off retail plus another 17.5% off as we're VAT free over here. I'm going to charge a flat rate of 5 for p+p so the cost to you is 31.73 (I'm not making anything on this by the way).

I've got a few people wanting some cleaner already so I'll wait til they've had a go with it and posted some feedback, if it's positive and there's more demand then I'll get some more in.

Coverage:
It's a 500ml bottle which I'm taking a bit of guess would treat a 2" double A-frame similar to mine maybe 25 times although the more I think about it, it could go much further using my own method of application (see below) as opposed to the instructions on the bottle.

Warning 1:
This is an acid based cleaner, gloves and eye protection should be worn when using ultra clean. I've not suffered any ill-effects from getting it on my skin but after 20 years of welding and fabrication, my hands aren't exactly "fairy soft" Saying that, if you have any cut/broken skin you will know all about it!

Warning 2:
Don't get the cleaner on anything other than the stainless. I've tested it on hypalon without any effect but I have spilt it on my flo-coated deck and notice a slight colour change. (may have just cleaned it rather than affected the pigment)

Warning 3:
I accept no responsibility whatsoever for any injury or damage occurring to persons or property through the use of this product. Use entirely at your own risk!

Instructions for use:
As previously mentioned, water neutralises the acid cleaner so the stainless and any cleaning materials MUST be dry.
Forget trying to spray it on as the instructions on the bottle suggest, it'll go everywhere, dangerous and wasteful. Get yourself a small piece of sponge, those little dishwashing ones you get in the supermarket that have a scotchpad on one side are ideal (don't use that side unless you want to scratch the stainless!) or just cut a piece off a larger one. The bigger the sponge, the more ultra clean it'll soak up so smaller the better but needs to be useable.
Pour some ultra clean onto the sponge and apply to the stainless, work it in until it lathers up a bit. Little and often is the key to not making a mess. Once you get going it will lather up much easier. Get a nice even coverage all over.
Leave for 15 minutes ( I'd say 10 in very warm weather). Any areas of heavy staining you can go back over working the ultra clean in a bit more to help lift it.
Then simply wash the stainless down with fresh water, preferably a hose but a bucket and sponge would do otherwise.
VERY IMPORTANT: Don't apply ultra clean under a hot sun and don't leave it on too long. If it starts drying on the stainless it will leave streaking which is a bugger to get rid of.
I'll leave it to others to describe what the finished product looks like!

To order:
I'll take cheques or Paypal (31.73)
PM me with you're shipping address and preferred payment method and I'll reply with my Paypal or postal address.

The takers so far:
Brian
Jeff
Keith
Karl

So hurry, there's only 2 bottles left
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Old 22 November 2010, 16:23   #2
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Old 22 November 2010, 16:36   #3
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No bottles left

If you are still interested then post or pm me.
Obviously if no one tells me then I won't buy it in
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Sorry this is taking so long to get out, a combination of snow and the inability of my employer to carry out simple administrative tasks means the cleaner still hasn't arrived here yet. Won't be long though I hope
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Martini,

I have no need for it - but do you have any issues shipping it around? if it is strong enough acid to depassivate s/s does it not need classified as dangerous goods?
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The wholesaler sends it out around the country with UPS without a DGN or any other precautions, so I'll just follow their lead. TBH it's not that bad, it won't melt through the bottom of the delivery truck or anything
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VERY IMPORTANT: Don't apply ultra clean under a hot sun
Oh yeah.... and what's the chances of that happening round here these days.

Might sort out the kitchen sink after some of SWMBO's cooking attempts . PS best you don't tell her I said that bit.
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Might sort out the kitchen sink after some of SWMBO's cooking attempts . PS best you don't tell her I said that bit.
I've got some other weapons grade stuff here that might be better
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The wholesaler sends it out around the country with UPS without a DGN or any other precautions, so I'll just follow their lead. TBH it's not that bad, it won't melt through the bottom of the delivery truck or anything
OK - I was hoping you'd found a cheap way of moving DG's around. I wasn't worried that it was actually dangerous (none of the stuff I move is really hazardous) but the hassle and cost of doing it officially is a pita, and we can't afford not do it legally.
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OK - I was hoping you'd found a cheap way of moving DG's around. I wasn't worried that it was actually dangerous (none of the stuff I move is really hazardous) but the hassle and cost of doing it officially is a pita, and we can't afford not do it legally.
Tell me about it, I sometimes have to ship in ammunition propellant, it's almost not worth the bother
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