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Old 07-08-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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I got my keggle back from the welder a couple of weeks ago. I calibrated my site glass today and noticed rust around the coupling on the inside where the welder did some sanding. Is there any way to get rid of this rust or am I screwed.


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Old 07-08-2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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Barkeeper's friend. It's cheap and works like a charm. They sell it at Lowe's.


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Old 07-08-2010, 09:41 PM   #3
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Not sure if the rust is in the inside or outside but if it is in the inside I soaked mine with a heavy dose of PBW. After 24 hours I scrubbed it away.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:18 PM   #4
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barkeeper's friend. It's cheap and works like a charm. They sell it at lowe's.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:19 AM   #5
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Could also use Naval Jelly too. I used this to repassivate my stainless. Works great.
John Palmer mentioned it on Brew Strong for repassivating stainless. He said once the oxidation (rust) had been removed, just let it become exposed to the air and it will passivate.

As mentioned above a good scrubbing with Barkeepers' Friend will work as well.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:45 PM   #6
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thanks for the info. i think i will make a pastefrom barkeepers friend and let it dry on the surface than give it a good scrub. hope that does it.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:56 PM   #7
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I just went through this myself.

Check this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/pick...inless-179186/

I just ended up brushing it with a stainless steel wire brush (must be stainless steel!) and smearing it few times with a barkeeper's friend paste. worked fine.
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Naval Jelly.... hadn't heard of this in years... This stuff is great.

Never thought to use it on my keggles..
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Another option to help sand in tight areas is something like this

I haven't used one in a keggel yet, It also makes fast work for squaring off round holes in control panels and such.
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So use Bar Keepers Friend or Naval Jelly to get the rust off but how do you keep it off? I just got a new kettle with welded couplers and it has rust on the inside.


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