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Posted: 3/29/2009 3:59:16 PM EDT
The doors on our SS frig. has a hell of a lot of scratches on it. Doe's anyone know of a good solution for this.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:59:56 PM EDT
new fridge
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:01:11 PM EDT
Send it out to Robar and have them NP3 it for you.

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:11:31 PM EDT
Toss it down the driveway to give it character.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:13:00 PM EDT
Thanks for the help.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:13:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:16:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 4:18:53 PM EDT by ApacheScout]
Do a google search.
There is a company (I can't remember their name otherwise I'd give it to you)
that sells a kit just for that.
Has some different grit sanding pads and some polishing compound.
Also, look at larger appliance stores. They carry it or something similar.
Sorry I can't be more helpful. If I remember, I'll IM you.

ETA: Found it. Scratch B gone.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:17:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 4:18:38 PM EDT by Keith_J]
Industrial ScotchBrite. You basically have to polish them out. Unless you have a good longline sander (autobody type), it is a lot of work.

Folllow up with a Naval Jally wash to passivate (remove surface Fe to enhance corrosion protection). Do not let steel tools to touch it, these can transfer Fe to the surfface and make it corrode.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:17:49 PM EDT
Thanks
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:18:47 PM EDT
If it's brushed stainless you can basically scratch it some more. You use one of those sponges that is yellow on one side and green on the other. (Use the green side.) I have taken countless scratches out of my stainless 1911. Be sure to ONLY work with the grain.

Without seeing your fridge's finish I can't say you can match the patten so go at your own risk.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:19:41 PM EDT
The problem is that most stainless appliances have a brushed finish to them. So any sanding or polishing would stand out worse than the scratchs. You would have to resurface the whole thing to look even,thats alot of work.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:19:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 4:22:53 PM EDT by mtforlife]
Get you a polish called FLITZ and a microfiber cloth.

It does wonders on my SS top on my toolbox.

Good luck finding it local though, I had to order more from my Matco dealer.

eta: good points made on the brushed finish on appliances. polishing out scratches on brushed SS is prolly gonna just highlight the problems
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:20:26 PM EDT
Most newer stainless fridges have a "no fingerprint" coating and this is what scratches. Trying to fix that will result in fail.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:21:11 PM EDT
Coyote Tan Krylon
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:23:21 PM EDT
It'l just buff out. (couldn't resist that, sorry)

Seriously. But ya gotta do it the right way.

Matching the existing brushed texture is the hard part.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:29:27 PM EDT
Just painted with OD krylon and the fucker looks awesome. thanks for all your help.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 5:06:08 PM EDT
try 400 grit sandpaper.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 5:13:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By omega62:
Send it out to Robar and have them NP3 it for you.



now i wish i had gotten stainless appliances so i could do this
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 6:49:55 PM EDT
The handles on a lot of reefers have a clear coat on them that prevents the
buffing out of scratches. Ask me how I know.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 6:51:35 PM EDT
Tannerite?

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:10:39 PM EDT
Strip the entire door, scuff evenly with scotchbrite, clear coat. BLING BLING
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