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Coating on steel ??

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Thread Starter 
Do they put a coating on new plate it sure seems like it almost charcoal grey hard as hell to remove.
post #2 of 8

That is called mill scale, it is a pain and part of the rolling process....The best way to get it off of a large flat area is sandblasting and use an angle grinder to bevel the edges or grind where you are going to be welding.

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Do I have to remove it other than where I need to weld. Is it going to stink or affect taste.
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I hope others weigh in too, but I have heard of most guys doing a good burnout of the cook chamber and then season with cooking oil afterwards. I don't think most people sandblast inside just to get the scale off.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
It's just on plate for end caps and fire box I should be able to hit it with the da and paint it on out side.
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You should be allrigt, like Len said its just mill scale.

sometimes when we have a project that is going to take a lot of heat,like a wood stove,

we will do a hot load of wood thru it before painting. If it the scale is going to fake, it will do it then instead of

after painting.

Ed

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Thread Starter 
Thanks.
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It's hard to get the paint to stick to it properly, if possible, try to get it sandblasted.
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