How do you burnout the lid of a 55 gallon drum?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by johnwash, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. johnwash

    johnwash Smoke Blower

    How do you burnout the lid of a 55 gallon drum?
     
  2. johnwash

    johnwash Smoke Blower

     
  3. johnwash

    johnwash Smoke Blower

     
  4. johnwash

    johnwash Smoke Blower

    Would oven cleaner work
     
  5. johnwash

    johnwash Smoke Blower

    Anybody please?
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The last one I did, I just used mineral sprits and it wiped right off.
     
  7. johnwash

    johnwash Smoke Blower

    I have oven cleaner would that work
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would try it.
     
  9. johnwash

    johnwash Smoke Blower

    Should i put it on for part of the burn
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No. I wouldn't.
     
  11. johnwash

    johnwash Smoke Blower

    So i can just repaint the top with high heat rustoleom and wash iff the oven cleaner
     
  12. johnwash

    johnwash Smoke Blower

    there is this ring of spong like material not sure what it is what should i do
     
  13. ahinsch

    ahinsch Newbie

    On the drums I have had that ring pulled right out, just had to use a screwdriver to get under it.
     
  14. If you mean to remove the paint (I would) use an angle grinder with an abrasive disk, not a grinding one. Even a wire disk. Remove all the paint! Drums will not be painted with food safe product. That, or sand blast it. A local shop said they would do my drum for $80, inside and out.
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yikes!!! My local shop only charged me $25.00 to sand blast inside and out! Another $50.00 to powder coat the outside of the drum and the top of the lid, $75.00 total.
     
  16. Wow! I work in oil country, nothing is cheap here!!!
     
  17. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I just set mine cockeyed on top of the drum as it was nearly burned out and moved it around some until all the paint was gone. And before that I used a heat gun and an old chisel to scrape that dried out gasket off. You could grind it or use a wire brush wheel. A heat gun paint stripper is a pretty cheap thing at your local hardware store. It will come in handy for all kinds of stuff too.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2014

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