Cleaning Frames with lye/hot water
I have numerous (200 +/-) used frames that were given to me that need cleaning. Can anyone describe the hot water/lye cleaning method in detail ? I have an outdoor fire pit, an old 50gal metal drum, neoprene gloves, face mask, apron, etc. How much lye in how much water is effective? How long should the frames soak for? How much scrubbing is required ? Is a clean water rinse advised ? What is a good source for the lye?
I'm trying to decide if it's going to be worth the effort.
Please accept in advance my gratitude for any and all advice.
From New Durham, NH