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BeerBrewBob 12-01-2012 05:41 AM

Stainless Triple Sink Polish Project
 
So I lucked up and traded a guy some random garage stuff for this Stainless Triple Sink...It had a fair amount of corrosion and gunk layered on it from a couple of years without care...

I've decided to keep it and match it to my polished keggle setup. I've started on removing the corrosion and now working on polishing out the front.. This is more than I bargained for but it's too late to turn back now.

After a few failed attempts at Naval Jelly and a paint scraper, I whipped out the ole angle grinder.. Took some advice from these forums and used the gator grit pads. It peels the corrosion off like butter.

I'll be coming back over the swirls with a #2 cleaner compound and then finalizing with a Green Rouge polish stick.

[IMG]http://i50.tinypic.com/k31535.jpg[/IMG]

Underneath, it was a mess. The grinder is working wonders.
http://i47.tinypic.com/2jf14pl.jpg

Here is just one very quick pass with gator grit and then #2 polish..It needs a little more attention but not too bad for a quick pass over.

http://i50.tinypic.com/332nzpi.jpg

LEGS BEFORE
http://i45.tinypic.com/wl8vb.jpg

AFTER
http://i46.tinypic.com/2hdz2hz.jpg

I am hoping once it is finished, it will match well with the little setup I've got going.

http://i48.tinypic.com/fcr1jt.jpg

More pics coming..I will be working on this tomorrow morning before the SEC Championship game.

Cheers!

beaksnbeer 12-01-2012 05:46 PM

Wonder who your hoping will win ;)

ScubaSteve 12-01-2012 11:15 PM

Niiiiicccceeee....

1. What's yer mashtun wrapped in?
2. Evaporust does wonders. Also, consider LPS3 or Boeshield T-9. If it's rusted like that, it may rust again quickly....especially around water.

BeerBrewBob 12-02-2012 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beaksnbeer (Post 4639469)
Wonder who your hoping will win ;)

It's the subtle hints...

BeerBrewBob 12-02-2012 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScubaSteve (Post 4640274)
Niiiiicccceeee....

1. What's yer mashtun wrapped in?
2. Evaporust does wonders. Also, consider LPS3 or Boeshield T-9. If it's rusted like that, it may rust again quickly....especially around water.

The MT is actually Rhino Liner! I decided to give it a go a few months back. Unfortunately, I have been very busy and haven't organized a test to see what kind of insulation it actually holds for mashing. Pressing time forced me to brew a a couple of extract batches to fill the kegs(which was priority). I will try to organize a side by side test and post results one day soon.

Thanks for the additional info...I've managed to get the rust off but now looking for a way to prevent it again.. Does evaporust or the LPS3, etc.. prevent rust?

ScubaSteve 12-02-2012 02:25 PM

Evaporust converts rust amazingly well on stuff like old tools but only has a mild preventive effect. LPS3 and Boeshield are what you want for prevention.....they form a thin film that displaces water. Normally you wouldn't have to do this with stainless steel, but since it already has a history of corrosion, you will likely see it rust again.

For brewing, Barkeepers Friend is another cleaner that works pretty well for general cleaning....it uses oxalic acid to repassivate and clean the steel....cheap and effective. It's probably what you want to use for cleanup.

BeerBrewBob 12-03-2012 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScubaSteve
Evaporust converts rust amazingly well on stuff like old tools but only has a mild preventive effect. LPS3 and Boeshield are what you want for prevention.....they form a thin film that displaces water. Normally you wouldn't have to do this with stainless steel, but since it already has a history of corrosion, you will likely see it rust again.

For brewing, Barkeepers Friend is another cleaner that works pretty well for general cleaning....it uses oxalic acid to repassivate and clean the steel....cheap and effective. It's probably what you want to use for cleanup.

Thanks Scuba! I will be applying some Boeshield without a doubt.

tinytowers 12-03-2012 05:48 PM

Looks good. I've actually been thinking about using a stainless triple sink as a mash tun.

limulus 12-03-2012 05:57 PM

Check out this Aussie brewery. He uses stainless sinks for brewing:

BeerBrewBob 12-13-2012 07:56 PM

That is really cool! Very innovative and just goes to show how many ways these setups can be configured. Thanks for sharing.


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