Pre-lim is widely used in the cleaning/burnishing of arms, armor, sculpture, ceramics and automobile paintwork. Formulated on blended Neuburg silica chalks in a water/white spirit emulsion, Pre-lim's cleaning action is achieved with extremely fine control using a soft rag and light pressure. After a few minutes of air-drying, the residual chalky deposit is easily rubbed away with a clean rag. Pre-lim is gently abrasive, providing a non-scratch cleaning method for metals and other sensitive surfaces. When stored in its air-tight container at room temperature or colder, Pre-lim has an excellent shelf life. To provide a long lasting and visually enhancing finish, after using Pre-lim it is recommended that Renaissance Wax be applied, especially on metals.