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Repairing fine scratches in melamine7/8
I had the supplier rip the panels into 12" widths before delivery so I'm guessing it was particle board grit that caused the scratches; the driver said he had to brake hard at some point and the panels slid around on each other.
What is the best way to repair these fine scratches? I was thinking either wax or maybe I could buff them out? I also considered wiping on a very light coat of satin poly after a light scuff with scotchbrite pad. Maybe a laminate floor cleaner?
Anyone tried any of these methods or know of a product specifically designed for this? Thanks.
Also, what about one of those CD scratch removers; anyone tried that?
Depending on how deep the scratches are
Mastercabman is on track.
Another option is to send it back and have it redone.
Someone at the architectural woodworking forum suggested Scratch-Off from Mohawk.
Looks like it might do the trick. I will post the results when I try it out.
We are a custom closet manufacturer and provide installation as well. we use sharpie in different colors. just color it in then wipe off with lacquer thinner and it will defuse the white back ground
Assuming that it was NOT your driver, why would you accept damaged good, and then try to fix?
Thanks Tim, I'll try that too. For anyone else who wants to add a suggestion, note that the topic of my post is specifically about repairing these scratches and not to have a discussion on whether or not the panels should have been accepted. I see I should have left the cause of the scratches out of my post, but these suggestions will surely be useful in the future, and I appreciate all of them so far.
I do touch up and repair professionally and that color is pretty much exactly MoHawks Ebonized Cherry Toner in an aresol.
Heres what it looks like
Id use new reddish maple first, then the newport
Something else I just thought of....
These toners can be thinned within the can by taking an alcohol lamp "open flame" amd put the bottom of the can over the flame. That will thin out the contents and will allow a finer spray. Then, get urself mohawks Dead Flat pre-cat lacquer to mist over it to essentially protect your repair. I might even suggest you put a pre-cat sealer first, then top coat
If it feels rough from overspray, take a sheet of like 400-1200 grit sandpaper, flip it over and lightly rub the surface. This will remove the overspray without takng off ur repair