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Old 01-17-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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I've been restoring an old SanAlloy keg and I've been trying to clean up the gas-in post, it's got a bit of black muck that just won't go away.

I gave it a soak in a strong oxy-clean solution, didn't touch it. I let it soak overnight in "goo-gone" (poppet removed), no go. I've got it soaking in Everclear now, not sure if that will do anything.

I was thinking of using a small amount of Red Devil lie in a water solution - is this safe for Stainless? I know I'll need to wear gloves, and probably eye protection.

Anything else I could try?

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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Barkeeper's friend. It's cheap and great for stainless, porcelain, and tons of other surfaces. I use mine to clean my stovetop, kegs, to get ugly screenprinting off glasses, Le Creuset pots, etc. It's great stuff and easily removes rust and discoloration from stainless.

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The muck is inside the deepest part of the fitting, so it's quite hard to get to with anything.... Or were you talking about making a solution and letting the piece soak?

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Hmm no I don't think it'll do much that way. You gotta really scrub it. If the poppet's removed, can you fit a small brush or pipe cleaner through the post?

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Hmm no I don't think it'll do much that way. You gotta really scrub it. If the poppet's removed, can you fit a small brush or pipe cleaner through the post?
I'm gonna try to find a small brush and have a go at it. If not, I'm breakin' out the Red Devil!

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.30 caliber (or smaller depending on post size) bronze bore brush, cordless drill and bar keepers friend. Try the same with oven cleaner.

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