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CI rust

henapplehenapple Posts: 13,834
I have a... Err, a friend who has a set of mangrates that are rusted. How can I.. Uh, tell him to fix them?
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,823
    Pee on them like Travis. Duh.
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    I think Rusted Mangrates are used in the Zapatec Indian harvest ritual of Oaxaca 
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    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    I think Rusted Mangrates are used in the Zapatec Indian harvest ritual of Oaxaca 
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    By Jove, I think you're right !!!!    [-O<
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113

    Sandblasting:

     

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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    The other way to keep them is not to let Travis "mark" them anymore.......
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,976
    You might try just letting them heat up on the egg (or in the oven) for a while, then hit them with a brush and wipe them down with a rag soaked with cooking oil. I've heard PAM also works.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,971
    edited May 2013
    Those results mickey got are amazing


    Mine for my large got really nasty once. I heated the egg up to blazzin, sprayed it with Pam and threw it in the coals for 20 min. It looked awful after that. Then I just seasoned it a couple times in a 500 degree egg indirect rubbed down with Pam and olive oil.

    This isn't really directions, or recommendations, just what I did once. Now I try and oil it up and let it set in a 500+ degree egg while cooling down every so often.


    But I just realized your talking about man grates X_X so don't know why I typed all that.


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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,976
    Those results mickey got are amazing Mine for my large got really nasty once. I heated the egg up to blazzin, sprayed it with Pam and threw it in the coals for 20 min. It looked awful after that. Then I just seasoned it a couple times in a 500 degree egg indirect rubbed down with Pam and olive oil. This isn't really directions, or recommendations, just what I did once. Now I try and oil it up and let it set in a 500+ degree egg while cooling down every so often. But I just realized your talking about man grates X_X so don't know why I typed all that.
    Just a general tip...I always try to put the DFMT inside the egg after I finish cooking, and snuff it out with the ceramic cap.  It keeps the daisy wheel in pretty good shape. 




    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,834
    I guess I'm throwing them away. I just had them and thought I'd keep.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,971
    @smokeypitt

    Thanks man. Yea man, That's what I do, but every couple times I spray it with Pam. Take it off, sit it on grate, shut dome and then put ceramic cap on.


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  • yellowdogbbqyellowdogbbq Posts: 339
    What are they made of?   Cash them in at a scrap yard.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,976
    henapple said:
    I guess I'm throwing them away. I just had them and thought I'd keep.
    Hey man...I'm certainly no CI expert, but I bet you can clean them up.  I left my CI griddle out in the rain for days and it was looking pretty bad. I just put it on a hot egg for 45 minutes or so and wiped it down with a veggie oil soaked rag and it came out looking good as new.  





    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,834
    And the rust?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • yellowdogbbqyellowdogbbq Posts: 339
    Not paying attention, CI grate, sandblasting will work best to get rid of the rust. 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,834
    Not worth it...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,738
    henapple said:
    And the rust?
    if its just a light rust its fine just to put a light oil on it to season,it wipes some off as well. rust is iron, iron is good for you. if its heavily flaking off thats another story. my cast iron rusts all the time, my heat abused stainless does too
    :))
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited May 2013
    If you are in the need for a project, and want to satisfy your inner mad scientist: 

    Now if i can do this to chrome various things around the house. :D

    Is it worth it for mangrates...... you decide.


    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,785
    Mickey said:

    Sandblasting:

     

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    Showoff...  :-h
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 953
    I had a hibachi for years with a CI grate.  Loved it.  Heat it up, clean the rust off with an onion - smells great!  Rub with an oil rag once you are done cooking .  No worries on the rust on sides and bottom, unless the mangrates are so manly they can cook on both sides at the same time.

    PS - now I want a sandblaster.
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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,823
    edited May 2013
    ^^^This^^^

    Mangrates are the manliest things ever. 360 degree cooking!

    Food does not stick to Mangrates. Mangrates holds onto the food until it is ready to let the food go.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,718
    Don't sweat it... they're mangrates after all. Brush off the loose flakes, spray with Pam or whatever sprayable oil stuff you have and cook on it. The rust is only oxidized iron - it won't kill you, and it may be good for anemia (if you're anemic, that is).

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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