Apply a small amount of vegetable oil onto a soft cloth. Rub over the scratch area with the vegetable oil in a circular motion. This diminishes the scratch if the scratch is light.
Identify the direction of the brush strokes, if the scratch is more than a small surface scratch. Stainless steel has a clearly identifiable brush pattern. When removing or diminishing scratches, you should move in the same direction as the original brush strokes.
Place a few drops of automotive rubbing compound on a nonabrasive Scoth Brite pad. The Stainless Steel Information Center recommends using Scotch Brite pads when removing scratches from stainless steel appliances.
Rub over the scratch area with a Scotch Brite nonabrasive pad. Use light pressure and rub in the direction of the brush strokes over the scratch with the Scotch Brite pad.
Things You Will Need
- Vegetable oil
- Scotch Brite nonabrasive pads
- Automotive rubbing compound
- There are other alternative means to remove or hide scratches on stainless steel, although the above procedure is recommended by the Stainless Steel Information Center.