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  1. #1
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    Default buffing scratch from stainless sink?

    I replaced my old kitchen sink last year and it looked very nice, until last month I scratched it - my daughter had cooked something with dough and left some blobs in the sink till I found them hours later, and you know what happens to flour and water... I had to sort of chip them off, and wasn't careful enough.

    I have googled around and the ideas I have so far are: a solution of 1/2 lemon juice and 1/2 baking soda; copper cleaner; Brasso; and car polishing compound of which I happen to have a can.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? The scratches are not deep or widespread, and therefore of course to me they stand out even more.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: buffing scratch from stainless sink?

    You can use Tin Oxide mix with water or Vegetable oil.
    We use it to polish scagliola to a very high gloss.

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    Default Re: buffing scratch from stainless sink?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clarence View Post
    You can use Tin Oxide mix with water or Vegetable oil.
    We use it to polish scagliola to a very high gloss.
    Clarence,

    Good to know! where do you find Tin Oxide?

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    Default Re: buffing scratch from stainless sink?

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    Clarence,

    Good to know! where do you find Tin Oxide?
    The Contenti Company in ( RI )
    Also most Craft Stores should have it also Lapidary Supplies.

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    Default Re: buffing scratch from stainless sink?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clarence View Post
    You can use Tin Oxide mix with water or Vegetable oil.
    We use it to polish scagliola to a very high gloss.
    Clarence: would you suggest this for polishing general abrasion on stainless steel sinks - - after 8 years, my Franke (Swiss, I assume 18 gauge) sinks show wear from normal use.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: buffing scratch from stainless sink?

    I use Brasso. It's an old military style polish from the days when uniform brass had to be kept highly shined. It used to be oil based and smelled but the newer stuff is water based and is pleasant to use. Most HI stores have it. First sand the scratch with 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Keep the paper wet to avoid more scratches. Then apply Brasso either by hand or preferably with a rotary polisher. You can get a round headlight polisher that fits a hand drill, in an auto parts store that does the job beautifully. I usually go over my two sinks twice a year and the they gleam. Both are over twenty years old (almost as old as me, LOL)
    Good luck

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