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Old 02-10-2011, 03:00 AM   #1
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Default Cleaning Kegs cut with Plasma Cutter

I cut the tops of some kegs to make kettles out of. The area of the keg that wasn't filled with water is tarnished from the plasma cutter. I've been scrubbing on it with soapy water and a soft sponge and while I"ve gotten some of the tarnish off I think I've hit a wall. Any tricks out there about dealing with this?

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Old 02-10-2011, 03:08 AM   #2
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Barkeepers Friend might just be the ticket!

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Old 02-10-2011, 03:08 AM   #3
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Barkeepers Friend is supposed to do the trick

Edit: Beat me to the punch by seconds

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Old 02-10-2011, 03:09 AM   #4
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BKF, Green scrubby, hot water, elbow greese, ??????, Profit.

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Old 02-10-2011, 03:24 AM   #5
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I like that barkeepers friend its mint! I also suggest before using a plasma cutter fog well the inside of the keg with anti spatter welding spray, then fill with as much water so you don;t have it blowing back out at you. I have found that you get less or non of the tarnishing as you described. If you have the capability waterjet cutting is awesome, I have 3 out of 4 keggles cut in that fashion. The cutting medium garnet leaves a sandblast clean finish within the kettle.

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Old 02-10-2011, 04:35 AM   #6
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+1 for Barkeeper's Friend. It's too cheap for what it does IMO.

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Old 02-11-2011, 04:09 AM   #7
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I've heard you can use the spray oven cleaner with a green scrubber. Rinse well.

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Old 02-11-2011, 04:23 AM   #8
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I just went at it with a flap disk on a drill and sanded that stuff off.

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:57 AM   #9
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I just went at it with a flap disk on a drill and sanded that stuff off.
Oh My God, you just ruined your keggle!
Send it to, me so that I can dispose of it promptly!

I know. I'm an a**hole sometimes.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:12 PM   #10
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What is the green scrubby you're talking about. Scotchbrite? I started using one and it did the trick but was scratching the stainless so I stopped.

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