No registration, no passwords; no pop-up ads -- just aloha, fun, & authoritative answers.
As an eBay Partner & Amazon Affiliate we receive compensation for qualifying purchases.
Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site
pub  Where the world gathers for
plating, anodizing, & finishing Q&As since 1989





-----

Buffing out scratches from a stainless steel refrigerator door




2000

Hi,

Any suggestions on how to buff out scratches on a brand new refrigerator's stainless steel face? The scratches against the "grain" of the metal were made with a typical kitchen scouring sponge. My wife is going to kill me!

Bob Walsh
- Sonoma, California, USA



2000

This is not a disaster. Go to a supply store that specializes in auto paint. Buy one sheet of wet/dry silicon sandpaper starting with about 120, 220 3++ and 400 grit.

In a inconspicuous spot, like near the floor, try the coarsest one , wet with water, going in the same direction as the grain. If this is too coarse, try the next finer one. You may have to lightly sand the entire door to make it look identical, but that should not take but a few minutes. Remember, you are scratch sanding, not polishing.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida


Ed. note: Please also see our FAQ, "Repairing scratches in stainless steel refrigerator doors", and letter 8204 for a September 2006 report from a reader on the successful resolution of stainless steel scratches with Brasso Stainless Steel Polish and WD-40 [adv: item on eBay or Amazon] .



(No "dead threads" here! If this page isn't currently on the Hotline your Q, A, or Comment will restore it)

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread -or- Start a NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact  -  Privacy Policy  -  ©1995-2024 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA  -  about "affil links"