Kathleen asked: I used an SOS pad to clean the area around my stove top knobs. BIG mistake! The surface is now all scratched and looks horrible. Can you help me?
The most effective method of removing scratches is to lightly sand the area with an ultra-fine grit paper until they’re gone, but if you have a shiny plastic or acrylic surface this tactic could damage the finish. In these cases, your best bet is to use a commercial scratch remover made for the job.
You Will Need:
- Novus Plastic Polish and Scratch Removal Kit
- Paper towels
- Mild dish soap
Steps to Remove the Scratches:
- Before you begin, wipe the area down with a wet paper towel treated with a drop of dish soap.
- Follow with a second paper towel to dry thoroughly.
- Next, determine the best polish in the kit for your job. Polish 2 is for surface or cosmetic damage, while Polish 3 is for deeper scratches.
- Use one of the lint free clothes provided in the kit to apply Polish 2 or Polish 3. Depending on the severity of the scratches, you may need to use quite a bit of pressure to get the desired results.
- Follow Polish 3 with Polish 2. Follow Polish 2 with Polish 1. Each Polish level is designed to improve the results of the one preceding it. With Polish 1 completing the job by cleaning, shining and protecting the area.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Novus Plastic Polish and Scratch Remover is safe and effective for all types of plastic, acrylic and fiberglass. When in doubt, spot check before using.
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