Thread: What to Do Now?
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:53 PM
Ty L. Ty L. is offline
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Default Re: What to Do Now?

If it wasn't there when you rinsed it off, you have what is called "flash rusting". I try to get my stripped & cleaned iron dry as fast as possible by towel drying it and immediately sticking it in a 250 degree oven for 15 minutes. Even them I'll usually get a little, especially in high humidity. The good news is it's nothing to worry about. It'll wipe off when you apply your first coat of seasoning. More very good info on initial seasoning can be found here.
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