I found this 1960’s Lodge No. 12 Dutch Oven and decided to restore it for resale.
Condition as purchased:
Conditioned after washing with mild soap putting in self cleaning oven for 3.5 hours and rinsing residual ash off.
After soaking for 30 minutes in 50/50 white vinegar and water, then scrubbed with scotch bright dish brush etc. Towel Dry Immediately! I actually put it in oven wet which made tons of rust appear so I had to redo. After Towel drying I put it in 200 degree oven to dry. (Lid is a little shiny because. I forgot to take picture before I coated it with first coat of oil.
Coated with thin coating of organic flax seed oil with lint free cloth then wiped off as much as I could so you can barley see it on. Then I put into an oven at 500 degrees for 1 hour. Then turned off oven and let cool down naturally. Repeated this step 5 more times to achieve 6 coats of seasoning. It’s hard as nails and smooth like Teflon.