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I cleaned my GE stainless refrigerator with Bar Keepers Friend cleaner, and now the finish is streaked. What can I do to give it a shiny finish again?

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You can try a cotton rag and wd40

spray the wd40 on the cotton rag and wipe with the grain of the stainless steel then take a dry cotton rag and wipe up and down to remove the excess
ps it will also keep finger prints form forming so quickly after cleaning

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which is already mixed with water 80-20% OR or 50-50 %.
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