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Old 06-14-2018, 10:13 AM
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Stick a piece of carpet on the front of it for the cat to scratch on and be done with it? Or tape some of the kids artwork on it and cover it up? Or paint it with chalkboard paint and let the kids take chalk and draw pictures on it?

Like was said before, the newest stuff gets messed up first.

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Old 06-14-2018, 10:56 AM
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thanks guys for all the feedback on here, appreciate it. some of it i dont really know what you're talking about. from what i gathered i should use scotch brite pads (im guessing the industrial ones). I didn't know those existed, the only scotch brite ones I've seen are the cleaning pads you can buy at Menards. Where would I get the red scotch brite pads?

You also mentioned buffing compound or rubbing compound to use for this, which one do you recommend? When I did the sanding on the door, I wet sanded with 400, then 600, then 1500 grit. What will a scotch brite pad do differently than the sandpaper? I think I would be ok with a brushed stain finish as long as it looked uniform and like its "supposed" to be there. When I sanded it I don't have a perfect straight edge to do it with so the sanding marks weren't perfect.

As far as clear coating it, I don't think I would do that because if it gets scratched again then Im definitely screwed as far as sanding it off and refinishing it. I read that about dishwashers that have the clear coat and you can't do anything about scratches on those.

If it does happen again with the cat or the dog, whoever did it, I'm going to have to figure out what to do from there. This cat is a troublemaker as it is and if he is destroying my stuff too then I might have to take him back to the shelter.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:39 AM
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If it does happen again with the cat or the dog, whoever did it, I'm going to have to figure out what to do from there. This cat is a troublemaker as it is and if he is destroying my stuff too then I might have to take him back to the shelter.
I think forget polishing, scotch brite as described run back and forth edge to edge, to put a consistent line pattern on it, then I would go get some clear peel and stick plastic sheeting and put that on the door. It will protect, and is replaceable.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:56 PM
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then I would go get some clear peel and stick plastic sheeting and put that on the door. It will protect, and is replaceable.
Gerry, I was going to post this earlier within my last posting, but after making a cup of coffee and looking at the claw marks from the floor to the ceiling curtain rod and the curtains as well, then a good look at the Main Coon I ruefully call Malficent, I thought the better of clear plastic to guard against claw mark's.

Mine would have clawed right into and past that plastic and grown more fond of doing so for whatever reason Cats have to find it necessary. lol

De-clawing before for the cat and a shock fence barrier for the Dog might be better choice before walking away from the washer.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:07 PM
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I’ve met a few Maine Coon cats, and so far, I’d be more leery of any of them than pretty much any guard dog I’ve ever dealt with.

I don’t know if it applies to Mal, but damn they are a fierce, but loyal critter to their owners.


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Old 06-14-2018, 03:21 PM
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I have gentled a few cats, Main coon and others. Very simple method: put on my TIG gloves, grasp head firmly, over the ears, shake sharply until attitude improves. (usually takes only one application, two at the most.)

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Old 06-14-2018, 03:27 PM
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It's obvious it was the cat because, well because cats suck.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:35 PM
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My thought is that it's gonna happen again so why bother with making it match? The next time you buy appliances find a less delicate surface. As long as it keeps working, just keep using it and living your life. Another life tip--buy appliances off the scratch and dent aisle, that way you save money and they're already scratched before they show up.
My thought is find something else to worry about. It looks just fine.
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... This cat is a troublemaker as it is and if he is destroying my stuff too then I might have to take him back to the shelter.
I have a little female cat we got from a storm drain at a shopping center about 10 years ago. Likes to attack feet sometimes. About a month or so ago, I got up in the middle of the night to get a drink. She nailed me with a claw to a middle toe. Got my drink, then noticed I'd tracked blood all over the kitchen.

Even worse is the nightly ritual. Get in bed. 20 minutes of her walking around over my stomach, licking my face and rubbing a wet nose in my nostrils. Psycho cat.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:03 PM
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Flat black spray paint. really easy to touch up too. one spray can will do all the appliances in a normal home..

I gave a small refrigerator to one of my employees. He said his wife wanted a stainless one but he couldn't afford one. he was painting it silver when I left that day. he said by the time he got it home it would be SS.
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