Scott Jarnagin (Phearis): Mike, you saved my Deposit! Thanks a million bud!
paisa007: does the residue burns off? thanks for the vid!
Rosa Webb: OMG !!!!! THANK YOU !!!!! I had a huge cloud on 2 of my smooth top burners. This worked like a miracle. I had tried EVERYTHING in the last few years and nothing worked. I bought the same exact polish, Lucas Metal Polish, on Amazon and bought some buffer wheels for my drill at Harbor Freight. Tested it on a drinking glass that had some etching on it first. Then I was off to the stove top. Took a couple of times since I think it's better to do it a little at a time. THANK YOU !!!!!!
Penn Payne: where can i buy a buffer
Daniel Kidd: Mike,
A massive thank you sir.
Brand new oven, rented property - had no idea how easily they scratch. Tried your method (to save my £750 deposit!!!) and it worked, to my admittedly great surprise.
Some pics below to assist anyone else who like me, was wary in buying a drill, buffer and the 'lucas metal polish' (the latter here in the UK was £20!)
Deo Mahno: Thank you for this tip. I have been using affresh polish with a hand scratch pad for about a year and it was working fine but Now I have some scratches so deep that I cant just rub them out with my hand anymore. I'm a bit of a compulsive person when it comes to neatness in my home so the deep scratches were very annoying. After watching this video I just clamped my scratchpad onto my power drill and slowly buffed it and voila The deep scratches were gone.
shinead berquist: thank you! what are the active ingredients in the Lucas metal polish? I'm from nz so need to find something over here!
Nastaran Nemati: Thanks Mike! Your video helped me. The instructions worked perfectly and now I have a glass-ceramic stove top as good as new.
Sunny Downes: If I didn't know any better, I would swear you were related to Bigfoot from the Howard Stern Show. All that your missing is saying "it is" after your sentences!
Tasha T: wow your camera is awesome, i felt like that stuff was really in front of me :)
carlos: Mike, what kind of camera did you use? amazing video
evenel queiros: I just try it with metal polish for brass /copper/silver and aluminium and it work really well for just £1,00 really cheap just what I like 😅 (METAL POLISH LIQUID)💪 thanks for the tip
Daniel: i used what you used the Lucas did not working at all , so i just spend $20 for nothing, by the way the scratch on mine are much smaller then the one you show on the video. how long did you polish yours for the scratch to go away ???
Khayl Johnson: can you use any type of metal polish?
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julie agg: You should do a 'how a man would do it' book, clean the cooker with a power drill what next sweep the floor with a leaf blower - love it!
blissfulbaboon: Wow.Thank you so much Mike.I made the BIG mistake of buying copper covered pans (bottoms) and did not realize how easy it is to wreck your ceramic top with one.So I tried your instructions and it's amazing how it took everything out.It is very hard to get the copper burn stain so a little bit is still left but I am going to buy a buffer as you suggest , to make it easier.Thank you again.Great video!☆Never again will I suffer through cleaning the damn thing!
Ronald Croushore: Hi! Interesting video! Will this work with deeper scratches that you can catch with your fingernail? Also, would an abrasive heavy duty rubbing compound for removing scratches on car finishes work as well as metal polish?
Han Paik: Hi all, Some of you may be wondering about "cloudy" or "hazy" cooktops because I did for the longest time. I did have some very fine scratches as well, but what really bothered me was that as soon as my cooktop was really clean and dry it would show really noticeable gray areas in the areas where the burners were. I did try this method several times before finally getting the lucas oil and buckling down to do it.
The thing is that it's really hard to see if you're making any progress because when you're doing this, it's totally covered with the polish. And when you're "done" and if you don't see much progress you can pretty much say to yourself this doesn't work. But really this method logically "has" to work. If you can essentially etch out enough material you're going to get back to a smooth shiny surface. It just takes a WHOLE LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT.
What I recommend is to first put a big ring of cardboard on its end, a few inches outside of the burner otherwise things will splatter all over the place. It saves you so much time because the stuff hits the wall of cardboard or tape instead of the walls or backsplash or you. Then if you have an electric drill, make sure you can either keep it plugged in or have a lot of spare batteries. I bought a $5 buffer about 5" diameter that you could attach to any drill. I charged up 4 full 18V batteries to do this, and I had to do it over two sessions because the batteries ran out. The Lucas metal polish that I bought from Amazon doesn't exactly look like the same bottle although I think it's the same stuff. I lathered some on and basically used the buffer with a little/lot of force and worked over the spots for maybe 15 minutes at a time. Then I would windex the whole thing clean once to see if I was making progress and where I needed to focus on. This was TEDIOUS and a lot of work. The drill doesn't stay on all the time so it takes a toll on your finger if you don't keep switching fingers and hands. At first I thought it wasn't doing anything, but I could see after a few times that there was a little black spot that wasn't there before and the gray area was shrinking ever so slightly. After I kept repeating the process over about 3 hours (?) the clouds were finally gone. I kept having to do the buff-clean-inspect-repeat cycle because I wanted to make sure I wasn't doing any damage and also not wasting effort. I think that you really cannot do damage doing this so you should pretty much not have that concern.
The things I'm wondering are actually that I could not actually buff out some of the fine scratches even after doing this for so long. They're so small anyway and they didn't bother me anyway. Also, perhaps my buffing method was a lot weaker or worse because I used a small pad and a drill, whereas Mike used a real buffer. I think perhaps also there might have been a more aggressive buffing compound to try. But in the end, the cooktop looks pretty good from all but the closest/directly over points of view.
Mike Shoesmith: Some people are saying this worked for them and others are saying it didn't. It is important to understand that metal polish like Lusas is a heavy grit compound which is essential for getting out deep scratches. This will not work unless you use heavy duty metal polish. You can use a finer polish later on to give it a finish polish but you must use a heavy grit polish on scratches like this with a good buffer. Thanks.
EMT: Thanks! They sometimes skip corners and take the easy way. If they ever did that, I suggest you consult with a paralegal or lawyer. This way they won't be able to cheat you.
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