Removing Scratches From Your Stainless Steel

Many modern homes today include at least one or two stainless steel appliances. Stainless steel is a popular material — from the stainless steel kitchen sink and oven, to the stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher: it’s simply stunning. It’s an alloy with a mixture of specific materials. Stainless steel scrap is melted and blended with metals such as chromium or nickel, heated, pressurized and treated to give it the defining characteristics that make it stainless steel. Manufacturers use it for things like silverware and large industrial projects. It doesn’t rust easily and is heat-resistant and completely soluble. While it has some great properties, be careful not to scratch the metal. There are products you can use to wash your stainless steel backsplash or appliances. Its surface can be wiped down with plain water, a vinegar and water blend, or a special cleanser to keep the metal’s luster.

What happens when your appliance’s supple sheen gets a scratch? Depending upon the grade of steel and finish, cleansers like Comet and Revere Stainless Steel and Copper Cleaner are non-abrasive and gently buff steel. For deeper scratches, sanding with wet sandpaper is useful. Check with the manufacturer to see which kind works best in your steel. For heavily scratched surfaces, try a scratch removal kit like Scratch-B-Gone. To get the best results in removing your scratches, remember to rub or buff the scratch with the grain of the metal.

Starland Metals have been in the business of top-quality metal manufacturing and parts fabrication since 1988.

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