Pit Boss starting to rust

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Bobby Strange

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Dec 30, 2019
I was outside today and started to notice that my Pit Boss I’ve had for only a year is starting to rust...I keep it covered when it’s not in use...any tips how to fix this before it gets worse?


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Your covering the smoker could be trapping moisture/humidity which could lead to the rust. Notice I used the word 'could' twice, because I am not sure. Sand it down to clean metal and use a high temp paint. That might help.
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Mines 3+ years old. Never had a cover but has been on my covered porch and it has zero rust or paint discoloration. I'd call pit boss. You have a 5yr warranty and they have great customer service
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I wonder if it has anything to do with the flame broiler on these PBs. My PBAXL will shoot flames through the slots on the drip pan and it gets scorching hot. Your damage seems to be centered on the barrel near the burn pot. I’ll keep an eye on mine as this grill has replaced my ‘05 Weber SA gasser for quickie steak, chop and burger searing.
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