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zorknards2

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Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« on: May 03, 2014, 06:16:32 PM »
So i am cleaning my 7os patent black metal handle and i was using barkeepers friend but now there is a haze where i put barkeepers friend that wont come off ???
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zavod44

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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 06:37:07 PM »
What were you cleaning?  Isn't that Stainless Steel cleaner?
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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 06:38:03 PM »
Try re polishing woth straight 0000 steel wool..  8)
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zavod44

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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 06:41:17 PM »
I don't know much about that stuff, but if it is some kind of metal cleaner, I'm sure it has some kind of compound in it that is abrasive?  Maybe that's wrecking it, I wouldn't use that on anything but stainless....
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zorknards2

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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 06:44:29 PM »
From what i read it is meant for porcelain and all other types of services but I bought it because of that
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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 06:51:11 PM »
Hopefully it just buffs off.. It may be reacting with the metal.. I don' think I have ever seen a recomendation to use any cleanser on a Kettle. Just steel wool and soap.
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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 06:55:32 PM »
I don't know much about that stuff, but if it is some kind of metal cleaner, I'm sure it has some kind of compound in it that is abrasive?  Maybe that's wrecking it, I wouldn't use that on anything but stainless....

If I recall correctly BKF is abrasive. I don't recommend using it on anything but bare metal to get oxidation and what not off. Do you have a pic? Is it actually a stain, discoloration, or tiny scratches causing haziness that needs to be buffed out?
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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2014, 07:01:32 PM »
I think porcelain may be different than porcelain enamel...a toilet is porcelain, it may react different on a grill
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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2014, 07:24:49 PM »
You hear people talking alot about it. Its a mild clenaser. It contains an acid compound..
It probalby works on Stainless and other metals, it might even work on a Kettle with some good results. Never heard of it staining a Kettle.. Lets see it and we can go from there.  8)
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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2014, 08:40:04 PM »
Very odd? ???

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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2014, 10:59:19 PM »
You hear people talking alot about it. Its a mild clenaser. It contains an acid compound..
It probalby works on Stainless and other metals, it might even work on a Kettle with some good results. Never heard of it staining a Kettle.. Lets see it and we can go from there.  8)
Yeah, I just looked and the active ingredient is Oxalic acid.
Maybe it etched the porcelain ?
I would try dish detergent + warm water + 0000 steel wool as suggested above.

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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2014, 08:56:14 AM »
I've used barkeepers friend on several kettles with good results. The liquid may be less aggressive than the powder, but I've never had a problem with either. Be sure to use plenty of water and rinse thoroughly. I suspect it just needs a good rinse and it'll look good as new.

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Re: Help barkeepers friend left a stain
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2014, 10:15:39 AM »
So i am cleaning my 7os patent black metal handle and i was using barkeepers friend but now there is a haze where i put barkeepers friend that wont come off ???

Zork are you using the powder BKF or the liquid? If the liquid did you wet the bowl and kettle throughly before applying the cleanser and using 0000 steel wool and while doing so keeping the kettle surface wet and not allowing the cleanser to dry also only keep it on for a short period of time no more than 2 minutes. Also make sure kettle stays cool and is out of direct sunlight. I think I had the same thing happen to me on my black 1989 three wheeler.
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