pre paint question

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by iowabbd, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. I did a little paint removal with a cup wheel and a grinder. It did a good job removing the paint and rust. However there was a residue left on the metal. Any ideas how to remove it and prep for paint or is it OK just wipe it down with a rag and paint?

    I read somewhere lacquer thinner. Anyone used this?


    PS-Pictures soon to come
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I redid the lid to the firebox on my Bandera I wiped off the residue with an old cotton tshirt. Make sure to use both a high heat primer and a high heat paint.
  3. Denatured alcohol would be a better solvent to clean up that residue. It evaporates quickly and is certainly less toxic than lacquer thinner.
  4. forktender

    forktender Meat Mopper

    I'd try white vinegar before I used anything more harsh.
  5. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Mineral spirits is the solvent of choice.


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