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English translation: rub along the polished pattern

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English term or phrase:Rub with grain on metals
English translation:rub along the polished pattern
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21:49 Dec 14, 2005
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Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
English term or phrase: Rub with grain on metals
It's a part of a label:
To clean and deodorize hard surfaces, apply to soiled surface with damp sponge or cloth. Loosen soil with agitation. Rinse with water. Polish with soft, dry cloth. Rub with grain on metals.

How do you understand the part: 'rub with grain on metals'?

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Kathy O
Canada
Local time: 22:35
rub along the polished pattern
Explanation:
this is for metals with a polished pattern (grain). Some finishes are circular, others are longitudinally polished, i.e. do not rub across the grain which might scratch and thus spoil the pattern

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Note added at 27 mins (2005-12-14 22:16:42 GMT)
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see the ref. for some examples of brushed aluminium

http://www.formica.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=collection.dis...
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Gillian Scheibelein
Germany
Local time: 04:35
Grading comment
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rub with grain on metals
rub along the polished pattern


Explanation:
this is for metals with a polished pattern (grain). Some finishes are circular, others are longitudinally polished, i.e. do not rub across the grain which might scratch and thus spoil the pattern

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Note added at 27 mins (2005-12-14 22:16:42 GMT)
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see the ref. for some examples of brushed aluminium

http://www.formica.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=collection.dis...

Gillian Scheibelein
Germany
Local time: 04:35
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thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack Doughty
17 mins

agree  Isodynamia
34 mins

agree  Ken Cox
35 mins

agree  Michael Barnett
1 hr

agree  Suzanne Blangsted
1 hr

agree  Tony M: And not necessarily an added finish --- some metals do have an inherent granular structure
1 hr
  -> yes, duplex steels, for example. But this graining is not a regular pattern, so you couldn't polish along their grain in this case. This is definately some sort of post-processed finish

agree  Dave Calderhead: and with Dusty
2 hrs

agree  Kim Metzger: Learn something every day.
5 hrs

agree  Glenda Janssen
9 hrs

agree  Jo Macdonald
12 hrs

agree  Nikos Mastrakoulis
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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agree  Cristina Chaplin
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