Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Thu May 17, 2012 7:30 am

Have a little surface rust on my Keystoker grate. What's the best way to remove it? Can these grates be sanded with sanding paper or a wire brush without damaging them? Thanks!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Thu May 17, 2012 8:14 am

I use this on my angle grinder. :D
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Re: Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu May 17, 2012 8:18 am

Wear gloves and safety glasses!
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Re: Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Thu May 17, 2012 8:23 am

Thats too dirty and too much like work for me.. id use electricity http://antique-engines.com/electrol.asp
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
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Re: Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu May 17, 2012 6:31 pm

Wire brush works good too, after cleaned up, just put a light coat of LPS3 on it, it may still have some rust, but shouldn't rust much once coated.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
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Re: Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu May 17, 2012 8:27 pm

carlherrnstein" Thats too dirty and too much like work for me.. id use electricity http://antique-engines.com/electrol.asp

I use the electrolysis method all the time, I use an old shovel for the piece that goes to hell, and grind it off and reuse it on the next job. Be patient and do not tweak the formula it has already been figured out, patience is a virtue :P
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Re: Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Fri May 18, 2012 8:16 am

Can I sand it off with a fine sand paper?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri May 18, 2012 8:32 am

With all this discussion about rust on grates I just went down & rechecked mine, not a speck of rust. I keep a extension light burning off season & after the clean-out I spray PAM cooking spray over most everything & it seems to do a good job the sides with the common steel will still have minimal rust but I expect that. I see no reason why you couldn't simply sand the grates off, keep things as simple & easy as you can has always been my motto.
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Re: Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri May 18, 2012 9:26 am

After all these suggestions, AND your question is "can I sand it off with a fine sandpaper" :?
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Re: Keystoker Grate Rust Removal?

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Tue May 22, 2012 8:36 am

Freepoint Fred what's your point? Thanks to everyone.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
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