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Old 12-04-2013, 03:39 AM   #1
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I recently bought a used kegerator and the inside of the shank that attaches to the faucet is stained brown. It doesn't appear to be rust and I gave it a good soak with B-Brite before scrubbing it with a tooth brush. Nothing came off.

I am wondering if this is just normal staining to be ignored, or whether I should attempt to soak it in something like Oxyclean?

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Steve

 
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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I would guess it's normal. Are you sure that the faucet isn't just copper or brass that has a chrome finish?

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Old 12-05-2013, 05:18 AM   #3
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Assuming it isn't exposed brass, it's likely beer stone that will resist most cleaners. Try something meant for beer stone removal - like BLC/LLC...

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Old 12-08-2013, 02:31 AM   #4
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Definitely a chrome finish, over brass, I think. Would brass take on this brown color over time?

The surface is quite smooth - not grainy.



Below you can see the same on top of the nipple attached to the shank:


 
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