Touch up paint on the "new" toy.....

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by xtexan, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    As most of you know I picked up a new smoker last November. Due to the weather I have only used it a couple of times, and at one point considered selling it. Well the weather is finally breaking here and it is time to do some smoking.....
    I went out to look at the smoker and noticed some surface rust on it. I figured this would happen as I heated up all chambers when I first got it to well above 400*( had to burn it out). I'm not sure about the quality of the 1st paint job anyway. So finally my question:
    I don't want to haul the smoker to the sandblast pit,pay the $$, etc. Can I just use a grinder then re-paint w/ hi-temp paint?
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    heck.........stiff wire brush should do the trick?

    to remove the surface rust/peeling paint.........?

    just a thought
  3. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I had sort of the same question - asked the guy who built my cooker and he said just to sand off any bad places and repaint with high-temp paint. My problem was he only put 600 dgree paint on the firebox and it started to bubble. I bought some 1200 degree paint and touched it up. Sounds like you shouldn't have too much of a problem. Good luck!
  4. ne.hunter

    ne.hunter Fire Starter

    may be jst buy a wire brush for your grinder?
  5. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    120 grit sand paper a little steel wool and paint her
  6. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you are thinking of painting over top of existing paint including where surface rust is, you should scuff up everywhere you plan on painting. If you don't the new paint will peel off. Hope this helps...

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