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Old 10-14-2018, 10:12 PM
AGruber AGruber is offline
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Default Greenish-yellowish Brown Residue on Old Favorite

I found an old favorite pot, smiley logo era. After a few rounds of lye and electrolysis, the residue after wiping it down with a paper rag has a green yellow hue, a bit like normal grime mixed with tarnish on brass or bronze. I've cleaned a few pans with this method now and usually if there is any color to the residue when wiping it down, it is red or orangish black, which I assume is due to flash rust.

I tested the pot with a magnet and it is ferrous. It smells a little different from most iron. I wonder if it is an alloy.

Has anyone encountered this?
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