A kind of light-weight metal stock, diamond plate is used on stairs, catwalks, dance floor, as well as for storage containers, mud guards, and more. Also called checker plate, it features a pattern of raised diamonds, thus the popular name. Steel and aluminum are the two most common metals used in the making of this plate since they are durable, malleable, and have anti-slip texture. However, in comparison to steel diamond plate, aluminum ones are much lighter, and do not easily rust.
The truck toolboxes are also made of diamond plate. These boxes are used to keep tools and equipments without taking space in the vehicle and come in various shapes and sizes. The new toolboxes are glistening in appearance, but with time, they lose their shine. One must clean the surface of the plate from time to time to sustain the quality and also to restore the original shine. Since raised pattern of diamond plate is quite inviting to dust and grime, regular and proper cleaning is must otherwise, a thick layer of filth will deposit on the surface.
Twice in a week, one should dust-off the surface of diamond plate tool boxes using a rag. This will enable the loose dust particles to come off. However, if one has let the dust particles to accumulate for a long time, dusting will not help, and detergent mixed in warm water should be used to clean the surface. One can soak the sponge in the warm water containing detergent to scrub the surface with all the force. It is important to note that only mild quality detergent should be used. The surface can be dried using highly absorbent towel. One can also apply rust remover. A polish can be applied to keep the tool box look new and shiny. However, depending on the type of metal used, the polish should be purchased.