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wildeagle

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Stain removal
« on: February 26, 2020, 01:38:04 PM »
First off as a Marine for 8 years there is nothing I have not polished or shined. But this vintage Kettle that I have  does not want give up on the stains that if held on to since the 60s. Using 220 400-600 Emery cloth as well as super fine steel wool plus four different types of metal polish. Man I even bought another little Dremel tool with two different packs of polishing attachment and still it is being a  MF!
Ryan  Andrew Moore

YardBurner

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Re: Stain removal
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 11:59:43 AM »
Hate to say it but... Suck it up and live with it.
It lives in a hot, salty, greasy environment.
It's gonna get stains no matter how careful you are.

Be aware that you can over scrub and compromise the integrity
of the porcelain. The stain is not just on the surface.

Keep it maintained from here on out and love it like an old battle scarred vintage rifle.

Thank you for your service.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2020, 01:04:27 PM by YardBurner »

Dc_smoke309

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Re: Stain removal
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 12:31:29 PM »
It gives it character!!!!


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bamakettles

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Re: Stain removal
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 01:14:35 PM »
I had good luck removing melted on plastic using automotive rubbing compound (external lid only) and only used hand buffing methods, no power buffer.  You might try that on a very small area to see how / if it works. 

MacEggs

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Re: Stain removal
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2020, 08:16:07 AM »
Be aware that you can over scrub and compromise the integrity
of the porcelain
. The stain is not just on the surface.

A very true statement here.

 @MrHoss can attest to this.
Unfortunately the pics are pooched in the following thread, but I'm sure you get the idea.

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/index.php?topic=18291

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A: When you are not allowed to question it.

jcnaz

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Re: Stain removal
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2020, 08:42:08 AM »
A good, deep stain just makes a kettle unique. Think of them as beauty marks!
This is my favorite kettle, blemishes and all.
A bunch of black kettles
-JC