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Removing Scratches on Stainless Steel

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    LESLIE: Elaine in Texas, you’ve got The Money Pit. What can we do for you today?

    ELAINE: Hi. Hi, Tom and Leslie. I do have a question. I do enjoy your show first and I …

    TOM: (overlapping voices) Thank you.

    LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Well, thank you.

    ELAINE: We got a new countertop in our kitchen about six months ago with a nice, new, stainless steel sink …

    TOM: Mm-hmm.

    ELAINE: … and about two months ago, I was washing a clock jar in the sink and I scratched the bottom of the sink.


    TOM: OK.

    ELAINE: And I am just so distressed over this. It had a very nice, shiny finish and the scratches are in a – are circular and the grain runs lengthwise from front to back.

    TOM: OK.

    ELAINE: So is there anything that will take those scratches out?

    LESLIE: Well, actually, there is and it’s a quite simple do-it-yourself project. You just need a couple of things. If you go to the home center, 3M makes these Scotch-Brite pads and you want to start with the coarser one, which is I think the grey color and also pick up the fine one, which is like a maroon or a purple color. And with the grey one, you want to start the coarser one in the same direction as the grain of your sink that you see and you want to sand over your scratches in the direction of the grain until you start to make some headway with that. And then you want to finish it off with the finer pad and that really does a great job of getting out all of the scratches from any stainless.

    ELAINE: Oh, that’s fabulous. Thank you ever so much.

    TOM: Well, you’re welcome. Thanks so much for listening to us in Dallas, Texas on WBAP.

    ELAINE: WBAP. I certainly do and I certainly enjoy your show. Thank you ever so much.

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