How to Remove Scratches From Copper Sheeting

Copper sheeting has a luster and polished look that makes it well suited for applications such as stove exhaust hoods.

To remove a scratch from a copper sheeting, apply buffing procedures. Supplies from a hardware store will be needed, as will tools and supplies commonly found around the house. No special protective gear must be used, other than a pair of work gloves for general hand safety.

Spray the scratched area of the copper sheeting with a household cleaner. Wipe the area dry with a soft clean cloth.

Put on the work gloves. Apply brown tripoli paste to an edge of a soft clean cloth. Press the edge of the cloth against the copper sheeting, to one side of the scratch. Press down on the edge as you drag the cloth along the length of the scratch. Remove the cloth once you have reached the scratch's other side.

Place a sewn-style buffing pad on a sanding block. Place the sanding block against the copper sheeting, to one side of the scratch. Press down on the sanding block as you drag it along the length of the scratch. Remove the block once you have reached the scratch's other side. Repeat the procedure once.

Inspect the copper sheeting to see if the scratch is still visible; if the scratch can still be seen, repeat the procedure with the sanding block.

Spray the area of the copper sheeting that had the scratch on it with a household cleaner. Wipe the area dry with a soft clean cloth.

Things You Will Need

  • Household cleaner
  • Soft clean cloths
  • Work gloves
  • Brown tripoli paste
  • Sewn buffing pad
  • Sanding block

About the Author

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."