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Title: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on September 12, 2018, 06:35:03 PM
Long story short, I really messed up and now have cooking oil stains on my A code weathered warrior. Iím pretty pissed at myself but whatís done is done, maybe?  Is there anything I can do to get my fade patina back?  Or, is this just hurry up and wait?


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Darko on September 12, 2018, 06:46:21 PM
Cook with it. It will get back to what you want.
Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Mike in Roseville on September 12, 2018, 07:11:21 PM
Maybe a degreaser? Other than that I'm with @Darko...don't worry about it.
Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: qrczak1 on September 12, 2018, 11:34:20 PM
I wouldn't use a degreaser. I have the same and honestly didn't find a way to get it clean (I don't want to use a degreaser as it can damage the weathered patina)
Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Hell Fire Grill on September 13, 2018, 04:31:23 AM
That fuck ups gonna cost you at least 10-12 kettle karma points...
Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: MacEggs on September 13, 2018, 06:50:13 AM
Iím pretty pissed at myself but whatís done is done, maybe?

Wow, you're being rather hard on yourself ... $h!t happens.

This has happened to me.  I recommend covering the entire lid and bowl in oil / bacon grease.
Then everything is uniform.  Then do as Darko mentioned, and all will be good in your world ... after some time.  Patience.  8) ;)


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on September 13, 2018, 06:54:23 AM
I hear you @MacEggs and I'll probably get her hot and rub her down with oil.......oh yeah
Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Al b que on September 13, 2018, 08:29:19 AM
I had gotten penetrating oil on mine @rub suggested getting it hot as hell it'll cook off

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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: crowderjd on September 13, 2018, 09:21:32 AM
Don't fear.  Look at what my Wood Dale looked like when I got it.  I rubbed down the exterior with Pam, and eventually it developed an even patina.

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/mlh-wood-dale-fleetwood/

Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: crowderjd on September 13, 2018, 05:59:55 PM
Current patina


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on September 13, 2018, 06:12:45 PM
Current patina


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Awesome. That grill is awesome.


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Title: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Schaefd2 on September 13, 2018, 06:29:42 PM
Iím pretty pissed at myself but whatís done is done, maybe?

Wow, you're being rather hard on yourself ...
MacEggs, you have no idea
Brandon, post a pic. Iím sure itís fine bro

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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Rub on September 13, 2018, 07:26:46 PM
I had gotten penetrating oil on mine @Rub suggested getting it hot as hell it'll cook off

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Yep mine got penetrating oil on it by my agent. I made a hot fire in it, and even gently used a weed burner on it in short bursts. A lot of the stains did disappear but it wasn't the same. I ended up Pam'ing it and actually like it looking like it did when new better than the faded look.
Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Rub on September 13, 2018, 07:28:40 PM
26 in the middle Pamíd up


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on September 13, 2018, 07:44:23 PM
Here she is
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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: vwengguy on September 13, 2018, 10:54:47 PM
Just my idea.. but I would grab a bottle of isopropyl alcohol / rubbing alcohol from the drug store or Walmart and wash down the lid with that!
Use a clean rag and lots of it and that will act as a degreaser and dryer to leave the finish close to the original faded finish.
Wash the whole lid to make sure you donít have 1/4 that is cleaner than the rest.
The problem you have is the oil is like a moisturizer the same as car wax on an old faded red car. Use the alcohol to remove the oil without doing any other damage and it should return to good old ďoldĒ.


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: DellJones on September 14, 2018, 09:43:18 AM

26 in the middle Pamíd up


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on September 14, 2018, 10:41:12 AM
I'll try that on a small test spot first @vwengguy
Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: lunchman on September 14, 2018, 11:20:57 AM
New member here, just restored a 2002 18" Kettle. I'd seen your post, thinking that perhaps to get the shiny exterior back on my grill I'd try your mishap and apply cooking oil to the lid while hot. Well, during last night's (second) cook I managed to spill oil on the lid, resulting in a shiny spot very similar to yours. OK, so now it's got me irritated. I've been growing accustomed to the haziness and would prefer the entire lid to look that way.

This morning, I figured I'd give the degreaser recommendation a try. What harm could it do? It might work, it might do nothing or it might make things worse and I'd wind up applying cooking oil. Here's the stuff I have on hand, it's a generic version of Simply Green, available at Lowe's. I applied some to a cotton cloth and applied it multiple times to the entire lid (grill was cold). This stuff did the trick!

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/lunchman77/Grilling/20180914_150303_zpsunahhugu.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/user/lunchman77/media/Grilling/20180914_150303_zpsunahhugu.jpg.html)

I wish I had before pics of the shiny blemish, but I don't.

In this after shot, you can barely make out where the shiny spot was, under my reflection. I still have a small area under the handle that I need to work on. It's difficult getting decent pics to show the area with the sun.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/lunchman77/Grilling/20180914_150339_zps4kj1otkz.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/user/lunchman77/media/Grilling/20180914_150339_zps4kj1otkz.jpg.html)

I actually kind of like the "dust covered" look of the patina.

Just figured I'd chime in here with my recent observations. As soon as I get a chance I'll post a thread on my restoration. There's a thread I've posted over in bbq brethren about it.

Regards,
-Dom



Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: 603kettle on September 14, 2018, 11:36:59 AM
Current patina


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on September 15, 2018, 07:09:06 AM
New member here, just restored a 2002 18" Kettle. I'd seen your post, thinking that perhaps to get the shiny exterior back on my grill I'd try your mishap and apply cooking oil to the lid while hot. Well, during last night's (second) cook I managed to spill oil on the lid, resulting in a shiny spot very similar to yours. OK, so now it's got me irritated. I've been growing accustomed to the haziness and would prefer the entire lid to look that way.

This morning, I figured I'd give the degreaser recommendation a try. What harm could it do? It might work, it might do nothing or it might make things worse and I'd wind up applying cooking oil. Here's the stuff I have on hand, it's a generic version of Simply Green, available at Lowe's. I applied some to a cotton cloth and applied it multiple times to the entire lid (grill was cold). This stuff did the trick!

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/lunchman77/Grilling/20180914_150303_zpsunahhugu.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/user/lunchman77/media/Grilling/20180914_150303_zpsunahhugu.jpg.html)

I wish I had before pics of the shiny blemish, but I don't.

In this after shot, you can barely make out where the shiny spot was, under my reflection. I still have a small area under the handle that I need to work on. It's difficult getting decent pics to show the area with the sun.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/lunchman77/Grilling/20180914_150339_zps4kj1otkz.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/user/lunchman77/media/Grilling/20180914_150339_zps4kj1otkz.jpg.html)

I actually kind of like the "dust covered" look of the patina.

Just figured I'd chime in here with my recent observations. As soon as I get a chance I'll post a thread on my restoration. There's a thread I've posted over in bbq brethren about it.

Regards,
-Dom

Thanks for the tip and welcome to the club!


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on September 15, 2018, 03:36:39 PM
It wouldnít come clean. Oiled her up

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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: DellJones on September 15, 2018, 06:43:26 PM
🏾🏾


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: randy on September 16, 2018, 03:53:08 AM
How long will the pam job stay?


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: crowderjd on September 16, 2018, 08:55:09 AM
Nice!  I'm sure it will even out with time.  Looks great.
Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Grillagin on September 16, 2018, 06:48:22 PM
Hopefully it works.  I'd be unhappy too, if that happened to mine.
Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on September 16, 2018, 06:48:54 PM
How long will the pam job stay?


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I have no idea. Iíll do my best with this. Iíll make my A code my primary cooker and leave it uncovered. Iíll try to take a pic every month and post them to this thread.


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Schaefd2 on September 16, 2018, 06:53:20 PM
Man, the cooker really looks good. Hard to say it was a mistake, when it looks like a blessing.


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on October 21, 2018, 02:15:05 PM
A little late but minimal change IMO
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She did make us some good chops tonight.


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on November 06, 2018, 01:23:05 PM
For anyone still following I always bank my coals on the left side. Sheís slowly starting to fade on that side. I need to start rotating my lid now.
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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Mr.CPHo on November 06, 2018, 02:41:43 PM

For anyone still following I always bank my coals on the left side. Sheís slowly starting to fade on that side. I need to start rotating my lid now.
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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Schaefd2 on November 06, 2018, 06:58:38 PM
I like it!
If the original spill left stains, then you covered the stains up, I wonder why the stains reappear when the oil fades??


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Grillagin on November 06, 2018, 07:56:13 PM
I like it!
If the original spill left stains, then you covered the stains up, I wonder why the stains reappear when the oil fades??


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@kettlebb Did you use the same oil?
Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: kettlebb on November 07, 2018, 07:36:42 AM
I like it!
If the original spill left stains, then you covered the stains up, I wonder why the stains reappear when the oil fades??


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@kettlebb Did you use the same oil?

The spill was canola oil and then I did a combo of canola oil and PAM after to blacken the entire kettle. So, those streaks are the original canola oil spill.


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Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: Mike in Roseville on November 07, 2018, 08:24:12 AM
I had a grease drip on the lid of my WW Texan.

After a few high heat cooks, it's gone. It will burn off.

Title: Re: Weathered Warrior Oil Stains
Post by: fat-boy on November 08, 2018, 09:26:46 AM
26 in the middle Pamíd up


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