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Old 06-13-2018, 08:05 PM
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Default Getting sanding lines out of stainless steel dishwasher door?

Do you guys know how to get sanding lines/marks out of a stainless steel dishwasher door? My dog or cat scratched the damn thing and had to get the scratches out with 400-600-1500 grit sandpaper. It got the scratches out but you can see the horizontal sanding marks the sandpaper left. How do I get these out now so it's one uniform surface?
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:12 PM
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Have you thought of trying an orbital sander for bodywork with a 1500 grit paper on it?
That would leave random circular lines if any or go to the orbital with a cut polish used to clean dull oxidized paint.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:12 PM
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What sort of finish is the rest of it? Polished, brushed, or?


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Old 06-13-2018, 08:32 PM
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its this dishwasher

http://www.lg.com/us/dishwashers/lg-...rol-dishwasher

It had a horizontal brushed look to it from the factory. It's a subtle brushed look unlike what it looks like now with the sanding marks. You're supposed to go with the grain of the steel so I dont think an orbital sander would work on it
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:58 PM
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You have two options. Buy a new face, or entirely refinish the existing face. You will not be able to match it.
My favorite method is to use the red 3m pads on an inline body file. Leaves a nice brushed finish. Takes a bit of practice to keep the lines uniform, but still fairly easy.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:01 PM
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You have two options. Buy a new face, or entirely refinish the existing face. You will not be able to match it.
My favorite method is to use the red 3m pads on an inline body file. Leaves a nice brushed finish. Takes a bit of practice to keep the lines uniform, but still fairly easy.
whichever pet scratched the shit out of it, i now dont like anymore. i just bought this thing like 2 months ago. I'm open to refinishing the whole surface because I've done 7/8 of it already with sandpaper. I just want to make it look uniform and not like I took sandpaper to it. What are the red 3m pads and an inline body file? I can post a picture of what it looks like right now if that helps and you can see what it looked like before right on top and what it looks like now on the lower half.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:06 PM
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Hard to guess without seeing it. Scotchbrite comes in various grades and can produce a brushed look.

Of course you’ll have to do it by hand and try to match the grain.

Unfortunately you may have to do the whole panel to get it all to match too.


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Hard to guess without seeing it. Scotchbrite comes in various grades and can produce a brushed look.

Of course you’ll have to do it by hand and try to match the grain.

Unfortunately you may have to do the whole panel to get it all to match too.


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heres what it looks like right now:

https://ibb.co/jaTp5J
https://ibb.co/kOdNQJ

The top 3 or so inches is what it looked like before and the bottom half is where I had to sand to get the scratches out.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:20 PM
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I like Walkers response. And when you get a finish you like, clear coat it.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:32 PM
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When you get to the finer grits and are trying to finish it you can't use a scrubbing motion like you are sanding wood. You need to take long smooth strokes from end to end in one direction.
When you change directions you leave little hook marks and swirls and it is also hard to keep the lines straight. It is best to just put the paper down and pull in one direction from end to end, lift the paper and go back to the other side and start over.
I learned this technique polishing knives I made. It isn't too hard to do on a knife blade, but on the surface of a dishwasher would be a bitch. Good luck
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