I need a little help from the cast iron gurus.
I rescued a cast iron tea kettle from the dump. It has light rusting on the exterior and heavy rusting inside. I did a little stripping on the outside with a Dremel and tried the 50/50 vinegar trick on the inside, but there is still a lot of rust. Is there any hope for this? I have a wood stove in the house that I would really like to put this on, but not unless its cleaned up.
Also, if I go down to bear metal, how do I get it blackened again? Does the normal seasoning process blacken it?
Appreciate any pointers...