Finish on tuning plates?

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by txsully, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. 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?

  2. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    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.
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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

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