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lsufan0307
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Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
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gumbo2176
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
There's products out there that will remove light scratches, or at least make them less noticeable. Go to u-tube for some videos concerning this and that should answer your question.


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achenator
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
you could try a green scotch pad and go over it lightly but you have to go WITH the grain of the steel


Themole
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
Study the surface of the SS to determine the run of the grain. Then wet the surface with WD 40 and lightly rub in the direction of the grain with 0000 steel wool. the key is to keep the surface wet. Wipe dry and then continue to use the WD 40 to keep it clean and bright.


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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
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green scotch pad
Will definitely scratch it. I'd try 0000 steel wool before that


gumbo2176
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
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Will definitely scratch it. I'd try 0000 steel wool before that


Watch some u-tube videos with pros refinishing stainless. They use Scotch pads of varying coarseness to get the job done.


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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
I’ve used the lemon oil wipes on mine for years. It cleans and covers scratches and smells good. Also the “touchless” stainless as my better half calls it is nice. We’ve had a Maytag fridge for just over a year and about every other week I wipe it down with a rag soaked in very hot water and a little lemon pine sol. Do the fridge first then the counter tops.


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Hammertime
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
Green is equivalent to 600 grit sandpaper. Have at it if you want.

Go look at the inside of an elevator in a hotel. Most of them will have a swirl or scratch pattern in them. It's from the maintenance people cleaning writing from the stainless walls with green pads


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Golfer
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
You're looking for Bar Keeper's Friend polish.


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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
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Bar Keeper's Friend


This is the best answer. I use it on my outdoor fridge when needed with great results. Just follow the directions on the bottle.


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gumbo2176
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
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Go look at the inside of an elevator in a hotel. Most of them will have a swirl or scratch pattern in them. It's from the maintenance people cleaning writing from the stainless walls with green pads



Swirls are caused by them not working the pad in the direction of the grain in the stainless. All stainless steel has a grain pattern from the factory and working anything against the grain will leave swirls, scratches, etc.

It's not rocket science if you pay attention to the grain pattern of the stainless and use the proper technique.

ETA: Do you really think the folks that do housekeeping in hotels are knowledgeable about how to properly clean stainless steel?????
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Themole
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
You're looking for Bar Keeper's Friend polish

That would be excellent for final finish, but not sure if needed on appliance finish. Good stuff though.


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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
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That would be excellent for final finish, but not sure if needed on appliance finish. Good stuff though.


One of it's purposes is to remove/repair light scratches in stainless steel...


BiggerBear
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
Replace the scratches:

Metabo Burnisher


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King George
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
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you could try a green scotch pad and go over it lightly but you have to go WITH the grain of the steel

Do
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Themole
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re: Light Scratches on Stainless Steel appliance - what to use to get them out?
One of it's purposes is to remove/repair light scratches in stainless steel...

Wasn't intended as an insult or put down, it certainly won't harm it. His question was what to use to remove light scratches on SS. My thoughts were to use something a little more course than BKF to get the scratches out a little quicker. I'm assuming you have used BKF, and must know it is very very fine.


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