smoker..repaint or leave it

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokin-jeff, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. smokin-jeff

    smokin-jeff Newbie

    So I've got an offset smoker. And the box has lost its paint and had turned a rusty color. Should I repaint it? Any tips would be great!
  2. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    You probably have a couple options. You could repaint it with high heat paint. Or give your firebox a lite coat of cooking oil and then fire it up and let it season.
  3. smokin-jeff

    smokin-jeff Newbie

    Thanks, I'll probably do a light sand and repaint with some high temp paint. Then throw some oil on and fire it up.
  4. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I assume you are talking about the exterior.  

    IMHO If you have rust, you need to do a really good sanding to stop the rust.  Then paint it with a high temp paint,  There are 3 different paints on the market.  High Temp paint, Header/exhaust paint, and Wood Stove paint.  I learned the hard way that you should use either header paint or wood stove paint they are made for the higher  temps that your firebox will give off.  

    I recommend doing multiple coats and lightly sanding in between coats.  Put it out in the sun for a couple days to bake the paint in before firing up and I would let the paint cure for at least 7 days.   

    If you know someone who can sand blast it, that would be your best bet for prep.

    Good luck!

    Smoke ON!

    - Jason
  5. smokin-jeff

    smokin-jeff Newbie

    Thanks for the advise. I think some sanding and paint seems like my best option.

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