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Scratches on satin finish stainless steel


Q. How can I get scratches out of a satin finish stainless steel range hood?

Neal Gelfand
- New York, New York


Q. When my husband and I cleaned our Dacor Epicure hood range we used Hope's [affil link] stainless steel cleaner. They swore (when I called them) that it is non abrasive and had no chlorine compounds in their product. Well, we now have a large scratched area with both circular and vertical scratches. I am petrified to use sandpaper on it as the hood and range cost us a small fortune. I have an email in to BarrysRestoreItAll [a finishing.com supporting advertiser] re. "Scratch be gone". Any other suggestions?

Marsha Oremland
consumer - Owings Mills, Maryland


A. I'm not here to defend Hope's, Marsha, but to point in a different direction only so that the same thing doesn't happen to you again. If you used one of those scotchbrite sponge/scrubbies to apply the polish, it was probably that, rather than the Hope's, that caused the scratching. We have dozens of similar letters on line here.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
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finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey

May 5, 2008

thumbsdownYou did not answer their question. How do you remove scratches from stainless steel. Rather than a hood however, my interest is pertaining to a stainless satin steel sink

Don Gara
- Belleview, Florida, USA

May 9, 2008

thumbs up sign Hi, Don. Apologies but this is a public forum which I moderate, not a consulting service where I claim expertise in all subjects :-)
Marsha said she had already contacted BarrysRestoreItAll [a finishing.com supporting advertiser] about Scratch-B-Gone. They are experts on correction of stainless scratches and I am not, so I left it there and focused my response on the possible cause, hoping the next reader might be able to prevent some scratches by not using scrotchbrite pads to apply polish. But we have countless letters on the subject on this site; please try topic 4148. Good luck!


Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey

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