One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A substance that is rubbed on metal to give it a smooth and shiny surface.‘its finish can be easily restored with a piece of steel wool and some metal polish’
- ‘Using metal polish or any kind of abrasive can seriously affect an item.’
- ‘Flitz Metal Polish comes in a bottle or pre-moistened towelettes.’
- ‘Rub along the grain with cream metal polish.’
- ‘If the lacquered surface has become dull its brilliance can be restored by using a mild abrasive such as the normal kind of metal polish.’
- ‘It is nearly impossible to completely remove the metal polish residue from all of the crevices.’
- ‘Don't let any metal polish dry on the metal.’
- ‘Take some metal polish wadding and gently rub over the marks.’
- ‘For difficult spots, you may need a metal polish made especially for chromium or other soft metals.’
- ‘Buffing with metal polish and a cloth is the final step in polishing your work.’
- ‘Metal polish can leave a bit of residue in comers and cracks, use a toothbrush to remove it.’
- ‘She restored the mace to its former glory with liberal amounts of metal polish, furniture wax and elbow grease.’
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