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mahtofire14
01-05-2016, 03:35 PM
I am doing this more for my own amusement but you can follow along too if you like. I bought this Weber Blackthorne for $18 and it came pretty badly oxidized. I wish I had before pics of the stem because it was bad. Brown and orange oxidation everywhere. Did the bleach treatment and magic eraser and helped a little. Got frustrated and then I just picked up my magic eraser and went to town. I think I worked that stem for 45 minutes. Boy what a difference. Now just waiting for my waxes to come and hopefully I can polish the bowl up nice. We'll see what happens next.
http://rs262.pbsrc.com/albums/ii91/drscholl14/8498742F-7EB8-4DBD-8D7D-A650549EA97D_zpsngjnlqgx.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip
http://rs262.pbsrc.com/albums/ii91/drscholl14/5CE8AD4D-0F3D-47FF-AA06-A0B2AE520BE1_zpsgl5zqlen.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip

DMK
01-05-2016, 03:40 PM
Nice job

dijit
01-05-2016, 03:41 PM
looks great so far

MarkinCA
01-05-2016, 03:50 PM
Sometimes it takes a little elbow grease! The wax is gonna make a big difference. Great job Pete:tu

Remo
01-05-2016, 06:05 PM
Very nice :tu

mahtofire14
01-05-2016, 07:03 PM
With the bowl, on the rustification, it looks as though the previous owner was painting and it was splattered with a tan colored paint. It could be some spots where the paint has chipped off, I'm not quite sure. Not sure what I'm going to do about these yet.

mahtofire14
01-05-2016, 07:07 PM
Here are some pics.http://rs262.pbsrc.com/albums/ii91/drscholl14/BB82A8B0-9635-42CC-A229-6B7A4FD58222_zpsyyh5alza.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip
http://rs262.pbsrc.com/albums/ii91/drscholl14/920E3548-BA08-4DBE-AFA3-3D9EC78037CD_zpscodwsgou.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip

The.Sheepdog
01-05-2016, 07:36 PM
looking good!

mahtofire14
01-05-2016, 09:29 PM
Got my waxes this afternoon. Got both paragon and halcyon 2. Used the paragon on my smooth Gresham Giant and it is shining like a mirror. Now, I'm sure everyone has had this problem but how in the hell do you get all the little grooves of a rusticated bowl polished? The raised parts of the bowl look good but the rustification grooves and indents are still very dirty.