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Old 07-19-2014, 02:25 PM   #11
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Will this work to get a little bit of surface rust off of crappy stainless too... or will it jack up the finish more?

 
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:25 PM   #12
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I just discovered this stuff yesterday. I'm amazed I'd never heard of it before as it's been around for over a century. And cheap too, a $2 can will last me a very long time unless we start using it on other things, and even then it will last.

Anyway I used the powder on my Blichmann kettle to get the burnt on crud off the bottom that I gave up on ever removing. I followed the directions on the can and no scrubbing was required, it just wiped off. I rinsed thoroughly and wiped it with a paper towel to dry it, but it was still damp. My wife was amazed at how shiny it way. I only did the inside, now I'm going to do the outside too.

 
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:47 PM   #13
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Will this work to get a little bit of surface rust off of crappy stainless too... or will it jack up the finish more?

It'll work great on removing surface rust and shining the kettle back up!


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It'll work great on removing surface rust and shining the kettle back up!
What about for a dish washer with that stainless (but not really stainless) panel on the front?

Would I have to just kinda use it on the whole face so there'd be no difference/discoloration?

 
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What about for a dish washer with that stainless (but not really stainless) panel on the front?



Would I have to just kinda use it on the whole face so there'd be no difference/discoloration?

If the front 'looks' stainless it probably is. More than likely a 200 series but still stainless. Test it on a small spot that is kind of hidden and see how it reacts. Should be fine, BKF works miracles!


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If the front 'looks' stainless it probably is. More than likely a 200 series but still stainless. Test it on a small spot that is kind of hidden and see how it reacts. Should be fine, BKF works miracles!
Great! Thanks!

I can stick a magnet on the face, so it's not very high quality stainless. I'll give it a go though and see what happens!

 
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:04 PM   #17
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Tons of feedback. Thanks everyone. Think I know what I need to do!

 
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:22 AM   #18
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I use this stuff all the time! It is amazing. I usually just use a sponge. You know the kind that do NOT have a scrubbie on the back side? It works great. I can take rust off of stainless that has been in contact with who knows what. It polishes, cleans and passivates.

I left a heating element submerged in water in the HLT. It left a rust mark around where it was. That was a stupid mistake. BKF fixed it for me. I was blown away. I keep a couple cans around because I use it for everything now.
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You should never need to use the abrasive green Scotch-brite pads on brewing gear. For new SS or periodic cleaning, BKF with a sponge or blue non-scratch pad works great. And follow with a soapy wash.

I have both liquid and powder. The liquid is garbage; the powder is a godsend!

 
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:27 PM   #20
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You should never need to use the abrasive green Scotch-brite pads on brewing gear. For new SS or periodic cleaning, BKF with a sponge or blue non-scratch pad works great. And follow with a soapy wash.

I have both liquid and powder. The liquid is garbage; the powder is a godsend!
I'm with SpeedYellow here... I use the powdered exclusively, and I typically just use a small amount of water with a sprinkle of BKF (just enough water to let it "flow") with couple sheets of paper towels. Never a problem removing deposits on the bottom of my brewkettle. No need for scouring pads.

 
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