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Finish on tuning plates?

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So I'm going to place some tuning plates in the cooking chamber of my NB offset.  I have available to me for free some 5 inch wide 1/4" thick plate material, but it has a prime coat on it, not raw steel.  In an effort to not introduce any chemicals into the cooking chamber environment when heated, I am wondering if I should just spray the plates with a paint that is made for high temperatures, like you might actually spray the smoker body with?  Maybe I need to strip the primer?

Thanks,

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The metal I used to make a heat sink for my smoker was painted. To remove the paint I put it in my gas grill on high for about a half an hour, worked great.

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I would just grind or wire wheel it off.  No paint inside of my cookers!  Nice score on the steel!

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