Stainless steel is favored for its smooth appearance and durability. This is a great choice for cooking utensils, kitchen utensils, sinks, fixtures, and other items around the house and workplace. Unfortunately, whether it is a microwave, dishwasher, or refrigerator, stainless steel can be scratched.
However, you don't have to endure worn steel forever! Please follow the simple steps below to remove scratches or scratches on stainless steel equipment. One thing to remember: make sure to apply these techniques only on stainless steel that does not have a protective clear coating or synthetic surface.
To remove fine scratches, you can use comet, Revere stainless steel and Copper Cleaner and other cleaners to gently wipe the stainless steel. If you can't find these cleaners, then appliance manufacturers usually make their own cleaners, which are easy to find in home improvement stores. The use of stainless steel polish can also cover up minor scratches. Unfortunately, you must reapply the polish frequently to maintain the beauty of the product, but this may be the best method for appliances covered with a protective film.
Deeper scratches, to meet your needs: sandpaper. A wet fine sandpaper can be used to remove deeper scratches. Make sure to keep moist at all times before adding friction compound.
Start with scratches and then incorporate them. Determine the direction of the particles and start sanding in only one direction according to the brushed pattern. Do not sand back and forth, do not sand on grain. If you need to use coarse sandpaper to remove deep scratches, use finer sandpaper first, and then use abrasive compounds.
Polishing technology is only applicable to ordinary (uncoated) stainless steel panels: do not try to use it on simulated stainless steel or stainless steel panels with anti-fingerprint transparent coating.
Cleaning and polishing
After removing the scratches and excess marks, you can clean and polish the stainless steel equipment. Wipe the freshly sanded surface with a clean microfiber cloth. This will remove sandpaper and metal dust, as well as remaining polish or water. Even when cleaning, it is important to rub in the direction of the grain.
For best results, spray the metal surface with a few bunches of vinegar, and then pull out another clean microfiber cloth to wipe the metal. The vinegar will clean the surface and remove all traces of other compounds and cleaning agents.
After the stainless steel is clean and dry, start polishing. Put a few drops of oil on a clean microfiber cloth. You can use mineral oil, vegetable oil, or even olive oil. Rub the cloth on the steel in the direction of the wood grain to polish the metal. Add more oil as needed. Continue rubbing until the entire surface is polished.
Stainless steel has a beautiful surface effect. Follow the steps below to ensure that your stainless steel surface is scratch-free, and at the same time, it also brings you the new luster you fell in love with from the beginning.