Scratched up frames

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Guy Named Sue, Apr 7, 2021 at 9:06 AM.

  1. Guy Named Sue

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    Toothpaste mixed with baking soda, works like a really fine grit sandpaper it should work good to polish it too. But we'll see.

    Lots of good uses for baking soda, it's a miracle product. Mix some with vinegar and pour onto a spot with burnt grease like the oven and let it work. It pulls the grease like it was nothing, half an hour later you just scrub it off.

    Mix it with water and pour it onto a rusty knife, start grinding the spot with aluminum foil and the rust goes away and knife looks shiny and new.

    Works great for unplugging drain pipes as well when you mix it with vinegar.
     
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    Micromesh? I've been itching to try it, but have only used it on nickel, bone, and pickguard-plastic, each with great results. Whatever you do, I wish you luck!
     
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    Bacon grease might remove the scratches.
     
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    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    They look cool, leave as is
     
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    I have a bottle of #2. Good stuff!

    https://www.novuspolish.com/

    It also works on guitar finishes for deeper scratches. Follow up with a milder polish of your choice. Virtuoso cleaner and polish work well.
     
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    Thanks, 'cause I didn't know about the rust removal thing.

    My wife uses baking soda *a lot.* We've got a few 5 pound bags of it on the shelf.
     
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    micro mesh sanding/polishing pads are amazing.
     
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    Spent half an hour to drive there only to see the glasses wear RB on the left lens and say made in Italy. Had to educate the person that these aren't vintage. Went home empty-handed.
     
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    Yes, a very effective product.
     
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    If you got cast iron pans that happen to go rusty, let it soak in a water and vinegar bath 50/50 for an hour or two. Pick it out and immediately pour lots of baking soda on it, start scrubbing lightly. It'll bring it back to life easy
     
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    You know, rather than scraping away material to remove the scratches, why not fill them instead? Not sure what you'd use that you wouldn't have to constantly re-apply.
     
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    It didn't turn out the way I wanted to. Turned out to be a newer model not vintage, I didn't buy it.
     
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    I actually like the way they look.
     
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    The frames were so scratched up, I have to wonder if he just put new lenses in old frames
     
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    Thanks. I'll do that. I've got two really good cast iron pans that need some TLC. I'll run them through this process and then the whole seasoning thing in the oven (after I disconnect the smoke alarms :eek:). Cast iron is the best for some types of cooking!
     
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    Buffing compound and a buffing wheel.

    In days of yore I once was an optician and that's how we did it. If you don't have access to those item stop by an op shop and ask them if they could buff the frames for you.
     
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    I like to season outside, on the grill.

    The grill gets way hotter than your oven (usually you can get a charcoal grill to hit 700-800*F, no problem).

    So you get a hotter seasoning, and you keep all the cancerous smoke outdoors.

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    Of course, making Mac n Cheese in a cast iron pan on a charcoal grill is the ultimate in badassness.


    - Smoked-Tri-Tip-Mac-and-Cheese-cooked-on-the-grill.jpg
     
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    Not to hijack this thread, but hold onto your old cast iron cookware, it's now "vintage" and getting ridiculous prices. I saw some old rusty skillets at St, Vinnie's a few months ago, for $75 each. Saw one on Etsy for $99.99!! At these prices, I have the price of a NEW Strat sitting in the junk cabinet at my cabin!! My parents probably paid $5 or less for them NEW, (in 1948).
     
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