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Make it clean enough to eat off of. Here's the item.

Frigidaire ReadyClean™ Stainless Steel Cleaner
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Make your stainless steel Cybertrk shine with Frigidaire ReadyClean™ Stainless Steel Cleaner. Our scratch-free, streak-free formula removes FINGERPRINTS from parking lot gawkers, Volkswagon smudges, Ford grease, Chevrolet dirt and BMW oil & Prius stains while protecting and polishing to repel dust and dirt. Use on all stainless steel Cybertrks. Stainless Steel Cleaner is 12 fl. oz. Made in the USA in a recyclable bottle, our plant-based cleaner is environmentally-friendly and safe for all food contact surfaces.
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I am going to purchase some and test it out on my kitchen appliances. Cleaning the stainless steel appliances will give me some practice prior to cleaning the CT for the first time.
 

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And you will make your wife happy.
I practiced over the weekend. The stainless steel cleaner works. I will continue to practice on the kitchen appliances for the next few years. Yes, my wife is happy with the results. Honestly, I am surprised that neither she nor I had ever thought to use stainless steel cleaner before. We had been using glass cleaner previously; the stainless steel cleaner has better results.
 

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Tesla will, no doubt, offer a recommendation.
 
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I was wondering if a direct spray with a pressure washer would damage anything? Could clean it faster after mudding.
 

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Steel wool and WD40
No steel wool! I assume you were joking. :)

Steel wool is made from mild steel that rusts readily. Using this on stainless steel embeds tiny particles of the mild steel into the stainless. It won't take long for the mild steel to rust causing your Cybertruck to look rusty. It also creates a chemical reaction that can cause pitting in the stainless. Many early DeLorean owners damaged their panels this way. The blending pads in the DeLorean kit linked to above are non-metallic scotch pads (gray color, 80 grit). They are for blending away minor scratches in the Delorean's brushed finish. Unless the CyberTruck has a similar brushed finish, I wouldn't use anything abrasive.

I posted about WD-40 in another thread, so I won't repeat my experience here.

I just use a mild detergent and water with a soft microfiber cloth when I need to wash my DeLorean. I dry the panels right away to avoid water spots....this is very important.

Beware of the stainless polishes as they look great... for about 10 minutes. After that the polish attracts dust and then your maintenance efforts are useless.

Once a year or as necessary, I use BarKeepers Friend to remove stains and restore the brightness to the Stainless Steel panels. It's like a laser scrub for the panels. Stainless will develop a thin layer of oxidation. That's normal, and the layer protects the panel. BKF removes that oxidation and therefore leaves virgin stainless behind. Over time, that natural layer of oxidation returns. After many years or exposure to the weather, the stainless develops a dull appearance.

I have heard good things about Shiela Shine, which is similar to BKF, but I haven't used it.

Here's a recent picture of a clean car:
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Cheers,
 
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No steel wool! I assume you were joking. :)

Steel wool is made from mild steel that rusts readily. Using this on stainless steel embeds tiny particles of the mild steel into the stainless. It won't take long for the mild steel to rust causing your Cybertruck to look rusty. It also creates a chemical reaction that can cause pitting in the stainless. Many early DeLorean owners damaged their panels this way. The blending pads in the DeLorean kit linked to above are non-metallic scotch pads (gray color, 80 grit). They are for blending away minor scratches in the Delorean's brushed finish. Unless the CyberTruck has a similar brushed finish, I wouldn't use anything abrasive.

I posted about WD-40 in another thread, so I won't repeat my experience here.

I just use a mild detergent and water with a soft microfiber cloth when I need to wash my DeLorean. I dry the panels right away to avoid water spots....this is very important.

Beware of the stainless polishes as they look great... for about 10 minutes. After that the polish attracts dust and then your maintenance efforts are useless.

Once a year or as necessary, I use BarKeepers Friend to remove stains and restore the brightness to the Stainless Steel panels. It's like a laser scrub for the panels. Stainless will develop a thin layer of oxidation. That's normal, and the layer protects the panel. BKF removes that oxidation and therefore leaves virgin stainless behind. Over time, that natural layer of oxidation returns. After many years or exposure to the weather, the stainless develops a dull appearance.

I have heard good things about Shiela Shine, which is similar to BKF, but I haven't used it.

Here's a recent picture of a clean car:
image.jpeg

Cheers,
Yes I was joking. But thanks for the info.
 

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How about this?

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Chainmail Dishcloth™ 8" - Original Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Cleaner:):)
Only when you have baked on food on your Cybertruck. 😝
 
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