Cleaning with Sodium Carbonate and fine pumice

Published May 16, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

The alkali bath didn't work so well, or I'm too impatient to wait for it! Anyway after a hour I ran some water down the steel and it ran off in a way that shows it's still greasy, so I decided to use sodium carbonate (soda crystals) and fine pumice instead. It's quick, great for the impatient! That reminds me, I must try using toothpaste sometime, it's not much different.

Anyway the soda and pumice was more effective at cleaning than using the hot alkali bath.

Cleaning with Sodium Carbonate and fine pumice

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