Stainless steel panels used on refrigerator doors come in a variety of polished, milled, and speciality finishes. While the random whirled texture of an angel hair or swirled finish hides scratches, scuffs stand out on low-lustre milled or highly polished stainless steel finishes. Replace deeply scratched panels, or hire a professional to refinish them. However, you can remedy light scratches and camouflage gashes with stainless steel polish and a heavy-duty scouring pad.
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Things you need
- Stainless steel polish
- Lint-free cloth or paper towel
- Heavy-duty scouring pad
Wipe the surface down with a damp cloth to remove dust and grime.
Squirt a small amount of stainless steel polish onto a clean paper towel or lint-free cloth. Rub the scratched area using gentle pressure. For very faint scratches, polish may obscure the mark sufficiently.
Look for the polish lines. The polish lines on a smooth surface will run in one direction, similar to the grain of wood. If you cannot see the lines, shine a flashlight onto the stainless steel.
Rub the scratch with a heavy-duty scouring pad, such as Scotch-Brite, in the direction of the grain or polish line. First apply gentle pressure. Check the surface periodically so that you do not over-scuff the surface.
Finish the job by polishing the surface again. Buff with a clean cloth.
Tips and warnings
- To prevent further damaging the surface, do not use steel wool or other abrasive metal pads.
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