Do not use cleaners that contain abrasives, harsh chemicals, alcohol, or other organic solvents. Avoid using any other cleansers or pads/sponges that are unsafe for polished metallic surfaces. Most green, fibrous pads/sponges contain microscopic mineral particles that can scratch the finish. Cleaner manufacturers may change their formulations at any time; therefore, Moen does not recommend any specific cleaner. Immediately after cleaning your faucet, wash off remaining cleaner with water. To remove water spots, use warm water and a soft, damp cloth. Hard water stains can be removed with a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water, followed by rinsing with water. To preserve the luster of your faucet, occasionally apply a high quality non-abrasive wax, such as car wax or furniture polish. For faucets with clear knob style handles, cleaners should be approved for acrylics.