When we analyse google search analytics, we can see that one of the most frequently searched terms relating to stainless steel is how to fix or remove scratches from stainless steel. This is most likely to be people looking to remove scratches from household appliances. Things like stainless steel sinks or kitchen appliances. However, the principles are the same wherever the steel is in use. Typically, any scratches will be more noticeable on a large flat surface area such as a commercial kitchen work surface. Especially when seen in bright light, but any stainless steel product can be scratched and may need fixing.

As we always like to help where we can, we thought as stainless steel is our business, that even if it is not one of our products that you are trying to ‘de-scratch’ we would share our knowledge and expertise with you.

Deep Scratches

The best way to tackle deep scratches on stainless steel is to use a piece of wet fine-grit sandpaper, but make sure always to keep it wet or you might add to the problem. Also remember to follow up with a rubbing compound once the initial treatment has removed the deepest of scratches.

Start the removal process with the scratch and start to blend it in to the surrounding stainless steel. Look closely and establish the direction of the grain in the metal and start sanding only in one direction. Follow the brushed pattern but do not sand back and forth or sand against the grain. If the scratch is particularly deep you may need to use a courser grit paper before following this up with a finer one, and then finally a rubbing compound. This will only work on uncoated stainless steel, do not try it on stainless panels with a fingerprint-resistant coating.

Fine Scratches

To remove fine scratches, you can buy specialist cleaners to gently buff the stainless steel. Many minor scratches can also be concealed with the use of a stainless steel polish. As the fine scratches are concealed rather than fully removed, you may need to re-apply the polish on a frequent basis to keep the stainless steel looking scratch free. See below information regarding our stainless steel cleaner and polish which may help you to remove or disguise exceptionally fine scratches.

Cleaning Stainless Steel

This is simple, just buy our 3M Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish 600ml . It cleans and polishes in one operation and leaves no greasy film after use. This product is ideal for use on stainless steel, chrome, architectural aluminium, and other interior surfaces such as laminated plastics, enamel, and ceramic.

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