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Old 11-26-2003, 02:43 PM
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removing scratches from stainless

hi folks, I have some stainless steel on my vette, and it is need of some attention. does anyone know or have a link to "how to remove scratches from stainless steel" or the like?? any help would be greatly appreciated.mike

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I havnt looked at this whole website, but give this a try.

http://www.autobody101.com/
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Is this polished stainless or brushed?

Polished stainless is best polished again with a green wax based compound and a cotton buff. Perrins in Toronto (sorry no website) carries all sorts of jewelry supplies and is your best bet for a supplier in Canada.

If it is brushed then you can scuff the item with 320 grit sandpaper and buff with coarse scotchbrite to get the satin finish. Do all your buffing and sanding in one direction for brushed items.

It would be best to remove the item if possible so you can manipulate the part without hitting paint.
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Its all polished stainless,Is it jewellers rouge i am looking for??kind of a hard stick of polish??
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The shipping costs and import fees may be expensive for you, but try THE EASTWOOD COMPANY for just about anything you could think of for automotive car care needs.

http://www.eastwoodcompany.com/
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I tried some autosol wich is sold in canadian tire stores "whites in the states" it polishes to a real good shine by hand, but doesnt remove any major spider webbing on the stainless.(works on chrome though).i'm afraid to mess it up . maybe start wet sanding at 1800 grit ? I'll get a variety up to 2000 i guess.or should i start lower??
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Good links

Thanks for the links guys!! I'll make good use of these. mikeweyman, you may have to use a buffing wheel attached to a grinder motor or that kind of setup to remove BAB scratches. Jewelers rouge and a little time. I need tooling to remove dents from some stainless I have for a 53 Chevy, 64 and 65 chevele and 62 ford stainless all with little dinks and dents??? I have body blocks but they are to big to fit down in the trim pieces, anyone seen a set of blocks or tools for knocking the dents out of stainless trim???



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THE EASTWOOD COMPANY has everything you need.
http://www.eastwoodcompany.com/
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I read on another board to use bolts with the head cut to the desired shapes, tap on an anvil or steel, not wood, it will belly it out.i
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I have used baking soda mixed with water to remove light scratches.I have also used toothpaste to clean stainless.
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well if baking soda will clean your teeth, i'll try it. mike
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Jewelers rouge itself won't get the scratches out and make it shine. You need a combination of rouge and tripoli (tripolee).

Use the tripoli first to get the majority of the scratches out and then move on to the ruoge for the final polishing. this I know 0 I was in the jewelry repair business with my father for 13 years.

You can use a dremel tool with a cotton buff wheel if it is not a large area. If it is a larger area, I would suggest a cotton buffing wheel and a drill....

You should be able to get the rouge and the tripoli at Wal-Mart (if you have one near by), although it won't be listed as "rouge" or "tripoli". Look for one of the dremel tool kits that come with various "bits" and compounds.
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we have a jeweller in town that makes his own jewelry, would he have both products?? is this a regular jeweler thing ??maybe he will sell me a bit , or order me some when he orders his. mike
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It is quite possible that he might sell you a bit - or atleast he could order you some from his supplier or give you the number so that you can.

We specialized in making jewelry as well. Please ask the jeweler about the order of rouge and tripoli..it has been about 13 years since I did it, so I might have it backwards....
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