Dec 11

I’ve been doing some stainless steel restoration for a while now. Just bit and pieces when I’ve seen a problem that I can sort out when I’ve been cleaning something else. For example I was cleaning a Britannia Range and noticed that the stainless steel splashback above it was scratched to hell. So I removed them all. The client was pleased but wasn’t super excited like I would have expected. I got the feeling that she may have just got used to her ‘scratched to hell’ splashback and really couldn’t remember what it looked like. But the end result was like a new splashback. I’ve done a few range hobs and I’ve done a couple of sinks and a couple fronts of ovens. I made a dramatic difference to one in our training kitchen; I had previous been using it to show how easily you can scratch stainless steel if you use the wrong techniques and had scratched it very badly. I managed to remove all the scratches and it looked pretty good afterwards. Today I did my first paid job for removing a large scratch on a splash back, see pictures. I charged ┬ú70 as I thought it would take up to an hour depending on how badly scratched it was.The end result was okay, the customer was happy with it, but I think if I had some extra heads for my tool I would have made a better job of getting the grain right on the brush marks. As the scratch was a big one, and deeper than I was expecting, I had to use the extra coarse head to remove it and then finished it off with the finer one. So my process can be refined. In all I think there is a market for Stainless steel restoration in the UK, I can remember rejecting an American size stainless steel fridge freezer once because it was scratched in transit. Scratches must be costly to resellers and without, from what I can see, a service to remove them what do they do?

stainless steel restoration before

Stainless steel splashback with scratchstainless steel restoration after

 

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