How to Remove Scratches From LG Hi-Mac Counters

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Things You'll Need

  • #7448 ultra-fine Scotch Brite pad

  • 120-grit sanding block

  • 220-grit sanding block

  • 320-grit sanding block

  • Sponge

  • Detergent

Sand out counter scratches.

LG HI-MACS surfaces are engineered to be durable. LG offers a 15-year warranty for each installed countertop. But while tough, LG HI-MACS counters are not infallible. Over the years, they are bound to develop a few surface scratches. Luckily, these surface imperfections are easy to remove. LG recommends the certain tools and techniques to remove surface scratches and restore your counter.

Remove Fine Surface Scratches

Step 1

Wipe the counter's surface free of any dirt or debris with a damp sponge buff the area dry.

Step 2

Moisten a Scotch Brite pad with water. It's all right if it is dripping a little. The water acts as a lubricant.

Step 3

Rub the Scotch Brite pad over the scratches using a circular, buffing motion. Keep scrubbing until the scratches are no longer visible.

Step 4

Clean the spot with a soapy sponge and rinse with a clean sponge. Use any pH neutral or slightly basic non-abrasive cleaning product. Liquid detergent soap works well.

Remove Deep Scratches

Step 1

Wipe the counter's surface free of any dirt or debris with a damp sponge and buff the area dry.

Step 2

Sand out deep scratches with 120-grit sandpaper. Rub the sandpaper over the scratches at a 90 degree angle to the scratches or in a circular motion if the scratches run in a variety of directions.

Step 3

Smooth out the sanding marks made with the 120-grit sandpaper with the 220-grit sandpaper.

Step 4

Smooth out the sanding marks made with the 220-grit sandpaper using 320-grit sandpaper.

Step 5

Restore the LG HI-MACS finish with a Scotch Brite pad. Moisten the Scotch Brite pad with water. It's all right if it is dripping a little. The water acts as a lubricant. Rub the Scotch Brite pad over the scratches using a circular, buffing motion. Keep scrubbing until the scratches fade away.

Tip

Restore the shine to your counter with a non-wax polish cleaner, if desired. Apply the polish to a dry surface following the manufacturer's instructions.

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