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Old 12-11-2015, 02:37 PM
Adam_R. Adam_R. is offline
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Default Smoothing New Iron

Has anyone ever tried to smooth out a newer cast iron piece? I've got a newer Lodge skillet I was thinking of trying to smooth out the interior. Any tips or lessons learned? I was planning on using some type of attachment for my drill to sand/grind down the surface.
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: Smoothing New Iron

I would just sand it using progressively finer grits. Its been done by many. I would be skeptical using power tool IMO, but if your really good with it, why not
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:13 PM
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I thought about sand paper but I was worried it would take a really long time.
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:15 PM
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Old 12-11-2015, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: Smoothing New Iron

Plenty of youboob videos on sanding down Lodge cast iron pans.
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:50 PM
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Default Re: Smoothing New Iron

Maybe not a good idea but I sanded one down and I wished for something faster with a cord attached.
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:48 PM
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Default Re: Smoothing New Iron

Depending on how high you go with the grit of paper, you may find the pan is too smooth for seasoning to stick as well as it should. After sanding pour some vinegar in the pan and it will gently etch the surface over a few hours to give you a subtly porous surface like those found on ancient well used cast iron. And you may find that the drill is slower than you imagined. Good luck!
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