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Old 05-16-2019, 10:51 PM
Chuck D Chuck D is offline
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Default Odd Deposits in Pan

I hope someone out there can help. I have a Griswold 2508 skillet that has some deposits I can't seem to remove, I had it in the e-tank for more than a week (rotating every two days) and still have a lot of funky deposits on the inside. some of it looks like old carbonized seasoning but I have never had electrolysis fail with that before. There is also a lot of discoloration and shiny unknown deposits. could these be metallic? Is there any other cleaning method I should try? I'm questioning if I should use it.

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Old 05-17-2019, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: Odd Deposits in Pan

I'm guessing that the discoloration is smooth to the touch and not built up.

I would do a lead test on it in regards to the shiny areas, although, it might have had someone use power tools on the bottom.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:16 AM
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Default Re: Odd Deposits in Pan

The black deposits on the side is built-up but the shiny stuff on the bottom is not. Is there a simple swab test you can get for lead?
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:37 PM
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Default Re: Odd Deposits in Pan

Try Home Depot or Lowes in the paint department.

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How much rust was on the pan before you cleaned it and was the rust located where any of these "shiny" areas are?[COLOR="Silver"]

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Old 05-19-2019, 09:56 PM
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Default Re: Odd Deposits in Pan

Thanks. I'll look for the lead test kits. There was not much rust when I started, mostly a lot of carbon build-up.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:58 PM
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Default Re: Odd Deposits in Pan

The black spots are more than likely still carbon deposits. Another round of cleaning will hopefully get rid of them. Use a green scrubber and Dawn first before putting it back into a lye tank or e-tank.
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