Sudden rust on the Vigilant. How do I clean it?

Kenster Posted By Kenster, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:34 PM

  1. Kenster

    Kenster
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    We had a heavy rain here yesterday. (rare for Texas!) Late in the day I noticed a puddle of water on the griddle of the Vigilant. The top is covered with surface rust. I guess a leak has developed somewhere around the sealant where the metal chimney goes through the metal roof.
    I'll try to figure out how to fix that leak but... How do I clean the surface rust off the Vig? Fine steel wool? Does it need to be treated with anything? Light coat of oil? (that might stink up the place when the stove gets hot.)

    Appreciate your thoughts.

    Ken
     
  2. coaly

    coaly
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    On the top of my cookstove I use green Scotch Brite wetted with vegetable oil. Same as used with seasoning cast iron pans. A certain amount will cook off, but it gets embedded into the iron. Done routinely it gets a coating of protection.
     
  3. Kenster

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    Sounds like a simple solution. Thanks, Coaly.
     

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