High heat paint durability question

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by fwismoker, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Ok i built a UDS rotisserie which will never have a cooking grate in it. I made it to run charcoal or small wood splits. My plan when using splits was to burn a couple of small ones down to coals and drop in a small split when necessary to maintain temps.

    Here's my question...i used high heat 600 degree primer and then 900 degree caliper paint. That's plenty durable for say a basket full of red hot briquettes i just burned but I'm wondering if burning a couple of small splits in the charcoal basket would put off a bunch more heat than that. Basically i don't want to screw up my paint....i assume it'll be ok but am a tad apprehensive because i don't know how much hotter the splits will burn. 

    Keep in mind it will be in a charcoal basket, lid will be off and it will only be one or two small ones. Thanks
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    bump for any input. 
  3. Hello Keith.  I am certainly no expert but I fail to see you reaching those sort of temps..  Of course higher temps can be had but that would require the use of a bellows or some other form of forced air.  I think your paint job is safe.  Just my humble opinion.  Keep Smokin!

  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks Danny...  I'm thinking I'm gonna burn the splits to coals outside of the drum anyway and then put the basket inside.  After that i'll just drop a split in when necessary to maintain temps.          

    I'll have to experiment with that this week but i want to wait until my thermometer comes in the mail.         I am excited to cook some chow over a real fire other than when i am camping!                  
  5. Good luck!  Keep Smokin!


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