Just bought a used New Braunfels Vertical w/ full door and side box. I believe these were sold at Home Depot. It is dark, otherwise I would attach pics. I bought it for $75.00 and it is in good shape. I thought refurbishing this heavy beast would truly make me proud of it. It seems like it is built well but has some rust problems. Mainly, surface rust has formed on the firebox and where the firebox meets the cooking chamber. I read the thread where the member used 80 grit sandpaper, wirebrush, high temp paint and good ol' determination to get the smoker in proper form. I have a few questions on the high temp paint and where to apply it. Please point me to a good thread or link on the topic if they are out there. First, I read on a DIY site that high temp paint should never be used on or near cooking surfaces. There is a patch where the firebox meets the cooking chamber where I would like to address the rust issues. I think water builds up where the firebox lid closes. Can I paint there and still be safe? Second, any recommendations as to paint and steel brushes to use? Last, what type of oil would you recommend to oil the hinges? I will send pics of before and after and thanks in advance!!