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Old 07-22-2014, 05:38 PM   #21
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Here are your "grades" on the two most widely used "Sctochbrite" hand pads for metal work and metal finishing.

http://catalogue.3m.co.uk/en_gb/gb-a...rite/Hand_Pads

"very fine" and "Ultra fine", work very well for cleaning up stainless, at least that's the ones we use @ work.


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Old 07-24-2014, 03:16 AM   #22
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Lots of good input here that I tried to take advantage of. I have a kettle with some rust inside. Taking the advice in this thread I used BKF powder and a moist sponge to try and deal with the kettle. Did several sessions of wiping out the kettle (mild pressure, lots of pressure, even used the green side of the sponge carefully), rinsed immediately and also tried leaving it on for a while as well before rinsing. It had no affect on the rust. I know this because it is a kettle with weldless fittings and after putting the fittings back on and filling to check for leaks the rust started up well before an hour had passed. Not sure what I could do differently....


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Old 07-24-2014, 03:19 AM   #23
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You need to have enough actual powder on the sponge so that it gets "abrasive" from the bkf. They will make a big difference.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:29 AM   #24
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I will keep trying it. Would it help if I made a paste in a bowl instead of just pouring some on a damp sponge? As I said, I even used the green scrubby side of the sponge too, which did leave some fine scratching on the metal, as I thought it might help getting in the lines where the rust is coming from. Still no luck.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:30 AM   #25
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The paste might help. You should report back with how well it works.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:32 AM   #26
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The paste might help. You should report back with how well it works.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:04 PM   #27
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A rusty brew kettle? There's so much wrong with that statement, I wouldn't know where to start.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:15 PM   #28
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Speed yellow. It isn't rusting all over just in a few places. Everyone says that barkeepers friend will passivate this. It readily removes any evidence of rust but I don't feel like the passivating aspect is quite getting going. Also heard that using it (boiling wort) will passivate due to acid in wort. I am going to keep at.


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If your lhbs sells five star acid #5 that will passivate too. It is nitric and phosphoric acid.
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Sandyeggoxj I can get that online easily. I have read that works better than BKF. Any experience with it? I know rust in a pot isn't unheard of particularly prior to passivating and from everything I read it is possible to deal with it effectively so that is what I am trying to do. Appreciate your suggestions!


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