Originally Posted by spcamno
I remember reading someone mentioned before if its form a nice even brown layer of light rust after you power wash it you are going to go otherwise keep grinding / sanding.
Well, that's where I am at. The inside is a powdered rust. There are black spots but after the burn I took a wire brush to it, it turned a rusty color (Upper Left). In this pic you can where the barrel turned black (Upper Right):
So, will a non-knotted wheel wire work or should I buy a knotted one?