Re: [DML] What is best way to remove shallow scratches from SS panels?
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Re: [DML] What is best way to remove shallow scratches from SS panels?

Do not use a steel wool pad.  I have never seen it happen, but it is  
possible that the steel dust from the pad could get inside the grains of the  
stainless and rust, giving the appearance of rusty stainless.
I have recently had great luck using a 100 grit piece of sandpaper on a  
block, followed by a blending pad available from DMC Houston and other  vendors.  
The key is to run the entire length of each panel from front to  back, and 
repeat (with the sandpaper) until the scratches are gone, then do the  same a few 
times with the blending pad.  Don't stop at the end of the  panel; instead, 
try to 'lift off' like an airplane.  If you stop the block  on the stainless it 
will make more scratches you don't want. 
Finish with a hand car wash and you will be pleased.  The metal will  be very 
shiny for a few hours until it dulls again.  
In a message dated 9/16/2006 12:15:16 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
KiwiDean@xxxxxxx writes:

When I  look at my D from a distance, it looks great!  However, close  up,  
with the sun at certain angles, there are shallow scratches   visible.  The 
previous owner suggested a stell wool pad, but I don't  want  to try 
that could make things worse without hearing  of possible  alternatives from 
members.  Without  compromising the overall finish,  how can I remove the 

Dean Thomas 

Fargo, ND  
1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596

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