Questions On Refurbishing Burner Stacks

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Questions On Refurbishing Burner Stacks

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Bit of a change of pace - I picked up a '96 3-Burner 5428A profane stove for 25 bucks that was a complete mess - scorched black cook-top with some greasy food clinging to it, greasy case, rusty burners & tubes - a dog's breakfast. Stripped the suitcase down and have been cleaning up all the parts (see exploded diagram and photo of the stacks). For the burner stacks and tubes I was able to clean the surface rust off with some rather tedious brushing, but wondered if:

a) I should treat the burner stacks and tubes with evapo-rust to get rid of the rest of the rust?
b) after removing all the rust, coat them with NLS products fluid film to protect them - would this be a waste of time on the burner stacks given they will be fired?

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I would just get the surface rust off and reassemble, the issue I see from using fluid film is that it might burn off and who knows what breathing that brings with it, and if it works it might affect how well the flame will perform if it's affecting the flow of gas and air coming from the burners. Just my thoughts they look exactly like most of my burners on any of the GPA stoves I own.
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I soak them in EvapoRust then use steel wool to get rid of the black stuff. And I agree with above. No need to treat with anything - it will get burned off.

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+2.
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I use EvapoRust then a brass wire brush. I see no point in coating with anything.
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Thanks, everyone! That's the way I was leaning. It would seem rust sets in when burners are not burning. The solution long term is fire!
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Wait--the diagram shows wavy, flat, wavy, flat, repeat. On my GPA stoves (a few), it's always been flat, wavy, repeat. What's going on?
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Gunhippie wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:33 am Wait--the diagram shows wavy, flat, wavy, flat, repeat. On my GPA stoves (a few), it's always been flat, wavy, repeat. What's going on?
The top and bottom burner cups have flat surfaces, if that makes sense.
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Yep flat on top and bottom with waveys in between the flats. I just soak them in citric acid then hit them with steel wool.
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