How To Remove Scratches On Brushed Metal Bracelets

November 9, 2018

Similarly, on attracting unwanted scratches on your watch’s polished metal areas, you will most likely scratch your watch’s brushed metal areas.

But again, don’t fret as this could be easily remedied especially if these are minor or hairline scratches.

Before we begin removing scratches on your brushed metal watch case or bracelet, here are some tools that you would need for the process:

  • Sanding Block / Universal Cleaner (Grit 240) – I used this sanding block/ universal cleaner from Germany called Klingspor Schleiffix 240 Grit

  • Microfiber Cloth

Step 1:

Using the microfiber cloth, make sure to gently clean away any visual dirt and dust on the brushed metal part of your watch case or bracelet. This would ensure you do not create more scratches on the watch case as we go through the polishing process.

Step 2:

Ensure you have a nice firm grip of the brushed metal area before we start the polishing process. There is a special technique in polishing that you need to perform, and it is critical that the watch does not move a lot during the process or it can cause more damage in the end.

Step 3:

Some people would disassemble the watch case from the bracelet before polishing parts. You can do that by removing the strap (as already shown how to above) from the watch case. But for my case, since I am just polishing my scratched brushed metal bracelet buckle, I just held it firmly by hand.

Step 4

Step 4:

Start the polishing process by holding the target area with your left/right hand then hold the sanding block / universal cleaner block with your other hand.


You would need to start sanding and rubbing down with an up and down motion alone since this is the usual brushing method originally done on your brushed metal piece.

Avoid sanding and brushing side to side or in circles at all cost as this could ruin the brushing grooves and pattern on your watch’s brushed metal parts.

Finished product

Step 5:

Once done, take your microfiber cloth and wipe away all remaining sanding block remnants and gently clean the affected areas revealing an almost new brushed metal surface.

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