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Old 02-18-2021, 03:22 PM
Adam C Adam C is offline
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Default Staining?

Having a hard time, getting this staining out. Any tips? Should I go easy off method or just vinegar/water bath?
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Old 02-18-2021, 04:53 PM
SD_Motak SD_Motak is offline
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Default Re: Staining?

It's easier to send advice if we know where you started and where you are going. Is this piece new to you? A daily user you want to clean up? What have you done so far? What are your goals? Show piece? Sale piece? Keeper?

Regardless, it looks like your skillet has the promise to clean up very nicely if the method you ultimately choose works. Best of luck!
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Old 02-18-2021, 05:18 PM
Adam C Adam C is offline
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Default Re: Staining?

It's a Griswold LBL #9 I bought a while back for a good price. It's a slight spinner and I have my eye on the same pan with the matching lid that is flat, so I am looking to clean up and hopefully sell.

It's in pretty good condition other than the uneven staining. I scrubbed with BKF and then with 000 steel wool, twice with both. It seems to have gotten slightly lighter but not by much. No gunk and very smooth, just stained.
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Old 02-18-2021, 05:30 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Staining?

Steel wool and straight vinegar might be more effective. Just don't leave it sitting with the vinegar on it. Evapo-Rust is also effective on stains where rust was once active.
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Old 02-21-2021, 05:04 PM
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After more sessions of straight vinegar and steel wool, it looks like it lighted up a bit, but still there...
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:46 AM
SeanD SeanD is offline
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Default Re: Staining?

I would at least try the Easy Off method.....cant hurt at this point. Good luck!
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