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    Hi All,

    Has anyone got any ideas on restoring lightly scratched stainless steel facias on coffee machines? I've Googled and stuff but thought maybe someone has done it successfully at home using basic tools.

    Any suggestions welcome.

    Thanks, Frank.

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    No I haven't to be honest, but yeh, results are amazing. I don't want to throw too much money at this machine.

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    • #3
      We have S/S splashbacks in the kitchen and we use a specialised Stainless Steel polishing oil that brings them up a treat. First wipe over then with a detergent, then finish with this oil. The oil doesn't seem to work on any other surfaces but stainless. It may make your light scratches lighter.

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      • #4
        Do you have a name of the product?

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        • #5
          Yes, its called Stainless Steel Cleaner by Research Products. May do the job?

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          • #6
            SteelKleen is one product you might want to try. Not sure about big scratches but polishes well and works well with smaller scratches.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the info guys!

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              • #8
                Can also recommend a product called Liquid Reflection...
                Restores polished s/s shine back to original lustre...

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                • #9
                  Well, got the machine finished, pretty much a complete refurb, very happy with the results. Converted from a plumbed model to a Bain Marie set up.
                  What I did to polish the stainless was to use automotive buffing compound with a buffing pad on a drill, passing two to three times. This was the first step to cut back more prominent scratches and then I used a green polishing compound I got from Bunnings, Josco is the brand, a few more times, and then hit it with Brasso and again, with the buffing wheel on the drill. Then a few more times polishing by hand with Brasso. I could have continued to get more of a mirror finish but that's fine. I only did the top facia, trays and facia where the pressure gauge is located. The case is brand new.

                  Frank.
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                  Last edited by 3hundredspartans; 14 November 2016, 03:07 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks ******!

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                    • #11
                      howdy * ****, what timber has been used on those levers and handle in the ECM pictured above? It looks amazing against the black and chrome.

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                      • #12
                        Haven't seen the white ones yet, love the black chrome and wood.

                        so Is that black ecm machine a factory powder coated Jobby or aftermarket?

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                        • #13
                          I'm curious to know what cost for white wrap or powder coated side panels would be...

                          Might have a look at photoshop version first

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                          • #14
                            Try sending an email to talk coffee or Rick the machinist, both sponsors. Pretty sure they've powdercoated a few between them.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by K_Bean_Coffee
                              Here's a pic I found online:

                              These are powder coated, not vinyl wrapped. You don't want white vinyl wrap due do breakdown by zip dehydrochlorination at over 60 deg C. That's my nerdy way of saying "turning yellow."
                              The last from the factory had just side and rear panels coated. I liked that better. The price increase was $100.
                              That's actually quite reasonable, I thought it would've been more than that, love the look of the black sides and wood finish.
                              Think that's going to be a must have when I buy.

                              Cheers
                              Jake

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