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Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sun May 07, 2017 4:29 pm

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exnailpounder wrote:I just wet a greenie pad and sprinkle the powder on it and work it into the pad and then just scrub the welds and leave it sit for a few minutes and then rinse or wipe it off. Makes stainless welds look like they grew there. It's freaking awesome on copper too. I use it to clean old copper pipes when I am sweating new pipes to old.


Damn, I had no idea. Does the green scrubbie not scratch the stainless?


There's a blue scrubby, that has no abrasive.

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Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Postby Olivero » Sun May 07, 2017 4:40 pm

Cool, so what make a paste with a bit of water and let it sit, wipe it off and that's all?
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Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Postby exnailpounder » Sun May 07, 2017 6:20 pm

Olivero wrote:Cool, so what make a paste with a bit of water and let it sit, wipe it off and that's all?

You might have to rub a bit but its acid so....try a test piece to see what you need to do.
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Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Postby motox » Mon May 08, 2017 8:30 am

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have you ever used the liquid type?
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Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Postby exnailpounder » Mon May 08, 2017 8:47 am

motox wrote:jeff
have you ever used the liquid type?
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Never have. I started using the powder on recommendation from a friend who also welds on kegs for homebrewers. It just looks better to return a keg to the owner with the welds nice and clean and bright rather than colored and I know the brewers all use it too. I would assume the liquid works just as well.
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Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Postby Olivero » Mon May 08, 2017 12:41 pm

I am gonna have to give this a shot, thanks.
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Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Postby pgk » Tue May 09, 2017 9:06 am

That stuff does work well, a friend and I are home brewers. He has a Nano Stout 3V setup mine is a Spike system we both use Bar Keepers to clean the kettles, never thought to use it to clean welds. Always learning something around here!! ;)
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Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Postby Otto Nobedder » Tue May 09, 2017 6:22 pm

pgk wrote:That stuff does work well, a friend and I are home brewers. He has a Nano Stout 3V setup mine is a Spike system we both use Bar Keepers to clean the kettles, never thought to use it to clean welds. Always learning something around here!! ;)


When Jeff and home-brew beer are in the conversation, expect to learn at least one new thing...

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Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Postby exnailpounder » Tue May 09, 2017 6:40 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:
pgk wrote:That stuff does work well, a friend and I are home brewers. He has a Nano Stout 3V setup mine is a Spike system we both use Bar Keepers to clean the kettles, never thought to use it to clean welds. Always learning something around here!! ;)


When Jeff and home-brew beer are in the conversation, expect to learn at least one new thing...

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When I made my own beer...I added MUCH more sugar( malt wasn't doing the job) than was needed to give my beer the extra kick...Extra priming sugar helps a whole lot too. Now I just drink shine or vodka...not necessarily to excess 8-) Anybody "learn" learn anything? :lol:
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Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Postby Otto Nobedder » Tue May 09, 2017 7:18 pm

I've learned you're going to be a lot of fun to hang with, when I
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