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According the nice people at Moen, The LifeShineTM finish can stand up to most household cleaners (including mild abrasives), as long as you follow the manufacturer's instructions. As with any faucet finish, you should avoid using any type of cleaning agent or material that could mar or damage the surface. You know, like scouring pads or those green pads you can get in a supermarket. Or drain opening chemicals. So what cleaner is best for the old LifeShine? Moen won't say. Just be careful. Here is a technique for cleaning that is pretty basic and non-abrasive for Moen faucets. Right after you clean your faucet, wash off any cleaning agent residue with plain water. Use a soft, damp cloth to get rid of water spots. If you have hard water stains, you can 86 them with a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. If that doesn't work, you can try gently buffing your faucet with extra super fine quadruple ought steel wool (0000 grade). Finally, spraying on a coat of car wax or furniture wax will help protect your faucet from the slings and arrows of spotting, staining and dulling.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|