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Old 11-07-2012, 08:10 AM   #10259
Wh1skey6
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Join Date: 10-31-12
Location: Spokane, WA
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I picked up a second barrel. This one had paint and the paint was held in a plastic bag. I hit it from the outside with the weed burner. The barrel was black and that paint did not want to burn off.

1) The metal actually turned a glowing red. Is that good enough or do I really need to burn the paint off? I'll hit it with paint stripper later on.

2) There was a fair amount of rust inside. Not enough that it was caking off and when I hit it with a rubber mallet, a little dust came off. I hit it with a wire wheel on my drill and can definitely get to the steel, but that's a lot of work. I've read that this amount (not caking off) is insignificant and I should just season over it. Thoughts?

3) I found a set of black oxide hole saws in an old tool box in my garage. Can I use this on the drum?
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