Post by swirlygirls on Jan 12, 2013 17:01:00 GMT -5
Hi all. The metal trim around my table is shiny trim except where it's grungy and scratched. I want to polish it up but the fine wire brush I've used on exterior trim takes away the "shiny." What else can I use for this? I imagine there's nothing I could use that would both take away the scratches and leave it shiny but I hope I'm wrong. Thanks in advance for your sage wisdom.
Post by universalexports on Jan 12, 2013 18:49:13 GMT -5
I would hit the scratch with some fine sandpaper, 600 grit or so, then 0000 steel wool,
you should really try steel wool, it will both polish and shine and is quick, I was very suprised at my results, then hit it with a drill and buffing wheel with polishing compound for a mirror finish. but if the scratches are deep I would use sandpaper first.
here are a couple of examples of things I have done. steel wool is certainly amazing.
Post by pathfinder3081 on Jan 12, 2013 18:58:29 GMT -5
Be careful throwing the power tools to this stuff. I would say first, do the 10 minutes scrub with some steel wool and "turpentine". If you have some deep scratches your gonna have to learn and live with them or replace the whole thing. IMO Once you get a nice shine with the wool and turpentine I really don't' think that other will notice.. Besides, scratches and wrinkles add a little character.