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Old 02-06-2008, 01:58 PM   #11
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Awesome, my keg is getting this treatment before I roll my rig into the driveway to brew this spring!


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Old 02-06-2008, 02:17 PM   #12
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After you sand them, do you have to worry about re-passivating (that the right term) the stainless steel? You can do that with just some BKF, right (which I finally found the one place in Berkshire county that sells it, freakin' Linens N Things... )


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Old 02-06-2008, 03:04 PM   #13
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That's a good question about passivating. I wet sanded a few cornies last year and didn't have any rusting but come to think of it, I was using a BKF-like stainless polishing compound along with it. I guess I'll find out the hard way. Now if I can just figure out a way to keep the bottom skirt from discoloring from the heat.

I just found BKF in Shoprite by the way.
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This guy used this stuff on his after he polished them and no rust or problems.


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Old 02-06-2008, 03:31 PM   #15
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This guy used this stuff on his after he polished them and no rust or problems.
I can only dream that mine could look that good. My future Father-in-Law just got 4 Sankes for me, and I have yet to see them. With any luck I'll have the possibility of making them look that good.
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:34 PM   #16
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Makes me wish I had more kegs! LOL
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:52 AM   #17
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This crap hurts my back. Even though I'm not really spending all that much time, it's still a lot of work. Here's a spot that I hit quickly with the polishing compound.

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If I do this I'll end up with "pretty" kegs. I don't know if I can have that.
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I might have to get some gold teeth so i can fit in with the brewery.
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I would think that a wire brush on a corded drill would be better than 100 grit! Wouldn't a wire brush be perfect for this... Maybe a scotch brite pad if you don't have a drill.


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