How To Fix Scratches On Stainless Steel?

Can you get scratches out of stainless steel?

Stainless steel is a great look until you scratch it.

Then it looks awful.

But you can “sand” out the scratches with sandpaper (400 to 600 grit) and a sanding block, an abrasive pad, or with a rubbing compound.

Or buy a stainless steel repair kit and get everything you need.

How do you repair scratched stainless steel?

To repair minor scratches on stainless steel, buff them out using a microfiber cloth and a non-abrasive cleaner like rubbing compound or toothpaste. For deeper scratches, wet a piece of coarse-grit sandpaper and rub it over the scratch, going in the direction of the grain.

How does toothpaste remove scratches from stainless steel?

Stainless Steel Scratches

  • Get Perfect-It Rubbing Compound, Revere Stainless Steel and Copper Cleaner, or even whitening toothpaste.
  • Determine the direction of the steel grain and rub the paste into the scratch with a cloth.
  • Use a damp cloth to remove the excess paste and dry thoroughly with a new cloth.

Can Bar Keepers Friend remove scratches from stainless steel?

Bar Keepers friend is a product you can purchase that is designed to remove or minimize the appearance of scratches in stainless steel. Start by applying Bar Keepers friend to the scratched area of the sink and rub it in by following the grain with an abrasive cloth or a 3M Maroon Pad.