Are all 0000 steel wool the same?

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jimmy J

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05-06-2014 10:57 PM

There is a big price difference between certain brands when I check out Amazon pricing. Can anyone confirm they vary all basically the same, within the same 0 grade?

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#1 posted 05-06-2014 11:06 PM

There are some differences. Some brands have longer strands and some have oily residue. Liberon is a brand that I remember some people having a preference for due to long, consistent strands. It may be oil-free too but I’m not sure on that.

That being said, I’ve only ever used whatever I could find at the big box stores. I also tend to use Scotchbrite pads anyway because I don’t like the metal dust left behind by steel wool.

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 12:48 AM

The Liberon I buy is oil free. They may make one that is not oil free so, best to check before buying. It’s a very good brand of steel wool.

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#3 posted 05-07-2014 03:17 AM

I use Liberon too. Not the cheapest one to buy, but it’s oil free and last longer that the other cheap ones I used before.

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#4 posted 05-07-2014 03:26 AM

How do they keep it from rusting if not with oil? Just wondering. Is it galvanized or something?

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#5 posted 05-07-2014 03:35 AM

I prefer bronze wool because of the rust possibilities.

Not a clue about the different grades of steel wool though generally

speaking, you get what you pay for.

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