Cleaned Stainless Steel with green scouring pad.

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  1. Jan 6, 2010 #1

    kenyabob

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    In my haste, I cleaned day old spaghetti sauce off a stainless steel counter with a green scouring pad.

    The surface was scratched previously, but in a uniform fashion. The spot I have now cleaned has circular abrasion marks that are noticeable from a distance and it's driving me nuts.

    Is there any way to brush out my scouring pad marks undo my dumb move?
     
  2. Jan 7, 2010 #2

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    KenyaBob:

    Those Scotchbrite pads are also sold in a larger size format at companies listed under "Machine Shop Equipment & Supplies" in your yellow pages. Machine shops use them for polishing metal after machining it.

    Your best bet would be to phone 3M Abrasive's 1-800 customer service number and ask to speak to someone knowledgeable about using these Scotchbrite pads for polishing metals. The green pad isn't their least abrasive pad, and I know they also make an "ultra fine" pad. These abrasive pads are also available in a round format for installing on a special pad holder that 3M makes for mounting in a hand grinder. The pad holder isn't cheap (it's about $40) but I believe you could use it and progressively finer abrasive round pads to polish out that dull spot.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2010 #3

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    I had a similar problem when my wife cleaned a stainless steel sink. The sink had a sort of horizontal 'pattern' (not a clear shine). She had rubbed in a vertical pattern.

    I used fine steel wool to rub over the problem area. It worked but was still a noticable area. I the end, I had to go over the whole side of the sink before it was not noticable.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2010 #4

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    use wet sandpaper on the pan - also work well on SS sinks
     
  5. Sep 13, 2010 #5

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    Thanks for that snippet of information - I didn't think there would be answer to that problem... I'm going to sort out my stainless steel sink with your help guys.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 #6

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    Never ever us steel wool to clean a stainless stell anything. Any specks left behind will rust in just a few hours.
    Wal-Mart- any boating supply or Automotive store sells stainless steel polish that's applyed with a damp clean rag.
     

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