Remove a scratch from stainless steel by scrubbing the scratch with a liquid abrasive cleaning product, then scrubbing any remaining scratch with wet sandpaper. You need a liquid abrasive cleaner, a sponge, 1,000-grit sandpaper, 600-grit sandpaper, soap and a cloth. Most scratches can be removed in under one hour.
Wash the stainless steel with soap and warm water. Make sure all dirt and grime are removed. Rinse the area, and dry it with a clean cloth.
Rub a small amount of the liquid abrasive cleaner over the scratch. Gently press down as you rub the scratch in the direction of the grain. Inspect the effects of your efforts every few minutes by wiping a small area clean and examining the scratch. Apply more cleaner as needed.
Rinse the stainless steel with warm water, and dry it with a cloth. Check for any remaining scratches.
Wet a piece of 1,000-grit sandpaper. Rub the scratch with the sandpaper, going in the direction of the grain. Change to a 600-grit sandpaper if needed. Continue rubbing until the scratch is gone. Rinse, and dry the area.
Shallow scratches can be covered up by rubbing the stainless steel with a non-metallic, abrasive cleaning pad, such as a Scotch Brite pad, in line with the polishing pattern of the steel. Deeper scratches typically remain unaffected by the abrasive pad, and may require professional attention.Full Answer >
To remove rust from stainless steel, dissolve baking soda in water, and rub the baking soda solution over the rusty surface with a toothbrush. Rinse the surface with clean water, and wipe it with a wet paper towel.Full Answer >
The alloy known as stainless steel is comprised primarily of iron combined with a minimum of 10.5 percent chromium. Other metals, such as nickel, molybdenum, titanium or copper, are added to the alloy in small amounts to enhance the strength and toughness of it.Full Answer >
The most effective way to clean tarnished stainless steel cutlery is to soak it in a solution of hot water and ammonia. This two-hour process requires a bucket, hot water, soft towels, a microfiber cloth, latex gloves and a disposable filter mask.Full Answer >