When I first joined I mentioned that the old SnP that I picked up was rusty on the firebox, and the high temp grill paint didn't seem to stop the rust for long. He mentioned using veggie oil and "seasoning" the firebox like a cast iron pan. I used crisco instead, but man does it work great. I think I managed to get 3 coats on last weekend while smoking a butt. Looks great. Kinda shiny like a good cast iron pan. Now I just gotta find that post and give away some points. Thanks again Dutch!