Even if you’re using your aluminum products for work, it’s important to keep them looking and performing their best! We’ve got some tips for how to keep your products clean without breaking the bank, or a sweat.
Removing Grime From Aluminum Surfaces
In order to remove water stains, fingerprints and other dirt from the surface of your product…
- Apply WD-40 to the aluminum surface you wish to clean.
- Wipe away with a soft cloth.
Doing this regularly will keep your aluminum goods looking their best, while reducing risk of scratching. This is a great method because it avoids the use of any abrasive materials, or overly harsh chemicals.
Keep Your Drawer Units Working Smoothly
Over time and with use, drawer slides can start to stick or simply not open the way they used to. Greasing these drawer slides periodically ensures continued smooth operation of your drawer units or other sliding components. This will prevent the slides from sticking or, even worse, getting jammed!
Maintaining Sliding Door Partitions
Similar to drawer units, sliding door partitions operate on slides. Greasing the rollers on this slide will prevent the need to exert extra effort when opening and closing the door itself. Applying a small amount of grease, WD-40 or other lubricant will help keep your partition at its best.
Check Your Bolts
Although backing off of bolts is not a common hardware problem, it is still best practice to ensure periodically that your gear is secure. When cleaning and performing other maintenance, take a quick look to ensure that all securing bolts (floor mounts, shelving decks, etc.) have been tightened down. All secured-down equipment hardware should be tight. Cargo and upfit equipment shifting in transit can be extremely dangerous!