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I have a vintage table (50s?) chrome with a red top, Formica I believe. It has some small/thin scratches on the surface. What products might work well to cover scratches and not damage the finish?
I had a similar problem with cream colored formica counter tops. Here is how I camouflaged the scratches: I build dollhouses, so I have a large assortment of small bottles of acrylic paints. They are water-based, and come in many colors. You can get them in AC Moores or Michaels craft stores for about a dollar a bottle. Here's what you do: find a red color (mix and match till you are happy with the match with your table color) and then squeeze a small amount of paint right on your table scratches. Spread it around with a soft cloth til you see the color being absorbed into the scratches. Wait a few seconds and buff the paint areas briskly with a clean cloth.
How can you repair minor Formica scratches?
By Carroll N
I was cleaning my toaster with an SOS pad with a paper towel underneath so as not to scratch the Formica. Well, it happened anyway. I have 6 in. long streaks on the grey Formica which are lighter in color than the rest of the counter. I tried to polish, but that didn't work.
By STCS from Wilmington, MA