Has anyone had any luck finding a good high temp paint (colors) that is holding up really well? I have been browsing around online and sent a few emails out to companies asking about their products and prices. Waiting th hear back from them still. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
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The normal Rustoleum High Temp paint will last for the cooker, but the firebox is another story. It will last a while on that but not as long. You might want to go to a auto performance shop and pick up some header paint for the firebox. Your normal high temp paints range between 1000 - 1200 degrees. The header paints are between 1400 - 2000 degrees and usually offer more colors. You will pay more, but its probably worth it knowing you will have a paint job that will last a lot longer.
I've not been able to find anything that would stay on my firebox, and I've tried a variety of different paints. The cooker is fine, but the firebox peels and flakes if there is any rain or other moisture in the air. I've finally decided to insulate and box it in with aluminum and be done with it. It'll also help keep the ambient temperature down around the outside of the smoker.
I am going to try the engine enamal on the chamber, and for the trailer to match what is already there, so I want the semi gloss look, and will use the high heat on the firebox due to temps. Matt....any idea what the high temp is on your firebox when it is running?
Raptor...Check www.rustoleum.com they have a few colors choices for each.
Man I need to get this going. Think I have a lot of my research done, so I should be very happy with my outcome. I have almost everything bought, just a matter of finding time to slap it together. :)
I am not sure what the surface temp of the firebox gets to. I actually used the quart stuff on the tank and firebox. It still looks new on the forebox but its only been used twice. But one of the uses was for 15 hours.
FYI, the quart paint has a nice satin finish. I thinned it and used an air sprayer and the one quart got me two coats on my rig. The normal 1200 degree paint is really dull, the Ultra spray can gives you a satin finish. It looks a lot better.
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POR 15 has some awesome high heat paints, you should be able to find plenty of testimonials as to how good POR 15 is.
i just used the rustolium and krylon side by side because the krylon ran out and I will never buy rustolium again!! its garbage compared to the krylon, it is a way flatter black and goes on way very slowly, it takes twice the amount of paint with the rustolium! and doesnt have a good sheen i guess you would call it? and the krylon dries in half the time!! screw you rustolium!! Garbage!!!