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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

How Many Products Does it Take to Screw Up Your Fridge?

That's my fridge. I love it. I think stainless steel is sexy.

But...over the past 3 years, my boys have had a field day playing with their letter magnets, their Thomas and Friends magnets and their keeping-up-with-their-chores magnets.

So the front is now pretty beat up.

Again, in anticipation of the house going on the market next week, I've been cleaning up the clutter, which includes removing all the magnets and pictures. So I'm left with all these scratches on the front of the fridge in plain view:

The area in question is closest to the door handle. The other light further to the right spot is a reflection.

I've use these products to try to clean up those scratches, to no avail:

Yes, you even see a Scotch Brite pad and a 380-grit sanding block! Those were BAD.

The stainless steel cleaners do just that, clean.

The Scratch-Out in the yellow bottle is actually for automotive uses, it didn't seem to make a difference on our big scratches. Maybe I'm not using it right?

The "winner" in this batch, unfortunately, is the WD-40, which merely cleans up the scratches enough that they aren't so glaring. If you scrutinize the surface, all the scratches are still there.

If you have a personal favorite for keeping your stainless steel scratch-free, do tell!

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At Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 2:40:00 PM CDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that 380 grit sandpaper.. is it a dry sandpaper or a wet one? because to be honest, if it's a dry 380 that's not best for getting back the shine... probably a wet 400 or so may be better... other than that, i'm not too sure...


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