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Removing scratches from a solid nickel kitchen counter
July 31, 2015
Q. We have an original, solid nickel kitchen counter which has acquired scratches (none look too deep) over many years. Looking for options (and related costs) on how to restore the surface to it's original beauty including professional service or do-it-yourself remedy.Shirley Duprey
- Ypsilanti, Michigan USA
July 31, 2015
A. Same way you remove scratches from anything else, use a series of abrasives starting at an appropriate coarseness and stepping down to finer grits until the desired finish is achieved. For woodworking, we call it sanding, with metals, we call it polishing.
The consumer grade stuff that comes to mind are the "Scratch-B-Gone" kits from BarrysRestoreItAll [a finishing.com supporting advertiser]. Other brands may have similar kits. Or check in with local metal fabrication shops and see if they have the capability to do it for you.
Stellar Solutions, Inc.
October 16, 2015
Thanks Ray for the reference here. Actually traditional zinc or nickel surfaces appear more nondirectional random in pattern, Our Scratch-B-Gone kit will impart a grained finish. Best to use 150 grit sandpaper on random orbital sander and work over entire surface.
We have done this for customers. Feel free to contact me for more directions at 760-804-5707