cleaning mustard from steel


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mwood
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Jan18-10, 09:32 AM
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Hello;

I have a strange practical issue. I picked up a steel barrel which was used to store dijon mustard. I intend to use the steel to fashion a hood for a small rivet forge. But, although the barrel has been cleaned, it still has a very strong smell.

My question is: how can the mustard smell be neutralized? and, what would be the best way to prepare the steel?

Googling the subject did not produce much, I did run across a home remedy site which suggested liquid glycerin for removing mustard stains from clothes. So I wonder if cleaning with glycerin and coating with stove black would make sense?

Thanks
Mike
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Jan18-10, 09:59 AM
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Bleach perhaps? But it can corrode the steel, so be careful.
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Jan25-10, 12:02 AM
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Is that smell something like vinegar? Mustard by itself has almost no odor. Try a throrough wash/scrub with a bicarb solution.

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cleaning mustard from steel


Put an opened box of baking soda in it. :)


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