Since I got my Landmann Big Block the Bandera has seen little smoke time. After closer inspection it was starting to rust pretty bad. I took paint stripper and the wire wheel and a flap sander to the whole unit after taking it apart. I repainted the whole unit and replaced the plastic wheels with rubber ones. Think i will add a tuning plate below the water bowl and then I will have to smoke something in it later this week. I also still need to replace the little shelf that came with it not sure what material I am going to use for that yet.