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Old 06-09-2014, 07:36 PM   #15
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Tell that to my stainless steel kitchen sink, which I clean every day with steel wool. Or all of my silverware. For Pete's sake... it's a stove in a camper. He's not using it to process film.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:40 PM   #16
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Mike you may not have problems now, but you may in the future and by then it's too late. This truly isn't an issue of power, this is folks trying to share solid, reliable information based on experience.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:47 PM   #17
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Thanks for the info Bob. Anyone that has a stainless steel (old) sink, probably has some rust issues due to someone using SOS pads or the like. I tried to mention rust issues and stainless steel sinks on one of the other forums and just about got my head bit off, like I was some know nothing idiot. You can only provide solid information gleaned from reliable sources or actual experience. We can't force people to pay attention and learn. Too bad actually.
Thank You Donna

And as I have often mentioned, "Exceptions don't make the rule"

And certainly, having to clean a stainless steel sink every day with steel wool must say something. I just wipe mine out with a wet cloth, per the suggestions in the provided link.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:45 PM   #18
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I've been researching this for days... Can't seem to find a definitive answer for solving the problem. The problem really starts with an earlier question because I don't know what metal it is. It is magnetic. It doesn't seem to be flaking. It was not scratched by SOS pads, which whoops, I used briefly before doing any research. But after a lot of elbow grease I seem to have made it to truly rust spots...which makes me believe it was plated and the plating has been scratched off, leading to rust. Now if I can clear the rust... Can I use the baking soda, aluminum foil trick, the battery and piece of steel trick... Or can I just coat it so it doesn't get worse? I need affordable here.... Thanks again everyone! Bee
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:53 PM   #19
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This post #9 in this thread (which may have gotten buried) has two inexpensive solutions.

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You want cheap and effective? Clean it to your satisfaction, keep it clean to your satisfaction... then build a cover for it! Outta sight, outta mind. Really, don't sweat the small stuff. You know it's clean (your dirt is cleaning than their dirt).

I figure if you can't fix it, HIDE IT
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This post #9 in this thread (which may have gotten buried) has two inexpensive solutions.

Rusty? stovetop ... Magic solution?
Thanks Roger...I did see those. I read it in a BMX bike forum that oxalic acid is good for cleaning Chrome. And that Coke helps clean certain things. But it always seems to come back to knowing what metal you're dealing with LOL! I haven't given up yet and willing to try new ideas!

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You want cheap and effective? Clean it to your satisfaction, keep it clean to your satisfaction... then build a cover for it! Outta sight, outta mind. Really, don't sweat the small stuff. You know it's clean (your dirt is cleaning than their dirt).

I figure if you can't fix it, HIDE IT
Good points Donna! I mostly want to prevent further deterioration at this point, not returned pristine condition .... unless It was easy peasy of course!
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:32 PM   #23
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Two more ideas, both very thrifty.

1. Go to a local metal polishing or re-chroming shop and ask them if they can take a "Flap Wheel" to your parts. Should only take a few minutes and a bright smile may cover the costs.

2. In concert with Donna, here is a link to "Burner Bibs" I have these on my black-top 6 burner stove and they look great and no one messes up the black surfaces.
Amazon.com : 10 Pieces Round Gas Burner Bibs/covers - Aluminum Foil Stove Liners for Gas Stove Top---Free Shipping : Camping Stoves : Sports & Outdoors
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Soda Blast and powder coat, Problem solved!

A local powder coat shop here in Indy would do it for $20. YMMV

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This is where I started...

Great ideas....

Thought I would post a picture of what the stove top looked like at first....

A couple more steps and I'll be happy and done!

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Old 06-11-2014, 10:43 AM   #26
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This may be a dumb question (and I'm not intending to hijack), but how do you remove the stove? I have a 1975 Trillium.
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"The Stove" is very generic. And yours may or may not still have the 1975 appliances

Is it a cooktop like the above posts, or is it a full stove with oven. Make and model might also help.

If it's a cooktop, you usually just have to remove the top cover with the two screws on the sides and look inside for attaching screws.

If it's a full stove, a new thread might get you more attention from the Trillium peeps.
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Sorry, I meant cooktop. There aren't any screws on the cover. I've tried tugging at it to see if it'll "pop" out, but to no avail. I'm afraid I'll bend it if that's not how it's supposed to come out. :/ It's a 1300.
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