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How To Fix Scratches On Stainless Steel
By ALEXANDRA RODRIGUEZ
Non-Abrasive Cleaner
Powder and liquid non-abrasive cleaners fill in fine lines. For a powder formula, mix it with some water to create a paste, put a small amount of the paste on a damp microfiber washcloth, rub it over the scratch, use a clean damp cloth to wipe away the excess, and polish.
Whitening Toothpaste
Toothpaste can be used on semi-deep scratches, so start by applying it to a toothbrush and brushing it over the scratches, following the grain. Wipe it away with a damp cloth, and reapply until the scratches have subsided — once you’ve finished, clean the surface and polish.
Sandpaper
You can also sand down the scratches with sandpaper and a kitchen oil, such as olive oil, to fix more severe scratches. For this method to work, the surface needs to be free of any clear coat, otherwise, you may unwittingly cause more damage.
Baking Soda
Just like whitening toothpaste, baking soda is slightly abrasive, so it'll help get rid of light and moderate scratches on your stainless steel appliances. Baking soda comes in powder form, so be prepared to mix it with a little bit of water to create a paste to scrub over the scratch.
Repair Kit
You can also opt for a stainless steel scratch repair kit that will provide you with everything you’ll need to get rid of scratches, without having to research methods or cleaners. The Scratch-B-Gone kit is sold on Amazon for just $51.95 with step-by-step instructions on how to use it.