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Old 11-17-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
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Buff surface scratches from wood finish

I have a hardwood floor, engineered, factory aluminum oxide finish. The surface was just damaged by a vacuum cleaner that was not meant for wood floors. There are large streaks of haze over the high gloss finish. The haze looks like big smudges, but is actually thousands of little scratches on the finish. The scratches do not penetrate into the wood. Is there any tool, material, or technique that can buff or rub these scratches out? I tried some 0000 steel wool, and rubbed very lightly, but it makes the haze worse. Any suggestions?


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Old 11-17-2014, 11:24 PM   #2
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Got some car wax around the house?
Try a dab on a soft cloth and see what happens.
If it was at my house I'd try some ripe on Poly I have hanging around.


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Old 11-17-2014, 11:30 PM   #3
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After using the steel wool you need to buff the surface. I use a 100% cotton clothe.

Not sure I would use and products designed for car finish on my floor. However there are some great wood waxes and shine restoring products. Check out Howard's product line.
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