Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Some one in our facility used a scratch pad to remove stripper from a stainless steel elevator door. A very dull scratched swirl is now showing on this door. I tried stainless steel polish to hide it, but the spot is still showing. What will hide this spot on the door?
Evidently, the scratch pad was too aggressive and was pulled across the grain. Elevator doors normally have the stainless steel grain going top to bottom. You can try using a white nylon scouring pad and the stainless steel cleaner. Scrub it only with the grain.
A California company exhibiting recently at ISSA/INTERCLEAN® has developed a stainless scratch repair process that works to restore fully the damaged surface.