Painting the CC and FB

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by tbones, May 5, 2015.

  1. tbones

    tbones Fire Starter

    So I'm building my first reverse flow smoker from a 120 gallon air compressor tank. My question is do you bother with painting the inside of the firebox and cook chamber? I know there is high temp paint but I hear it will burn off anyway eventually. And should I paint the inside of the cook chamber too? I'm almost done with the firebox build.
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: May 5, 2015
  3. tbones

    tbones Fire Starter

    Ok. Thanks Dave. What about the inside of the firebox? Should I bother painting it?
     
  4. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    Don't worry about the inside of the firebox, you don't want the taste of burnt paint on your food.

    Eastwood usually has good products, I've used their stuff restoring cars in the past. Used some of their header paint that held up well so I assume it is the same base material. 
     
  5. lngliv3

    lngliv3 Meat Mopper

    Sold by the rattle can or by the pint .... Don't seem like a good deal to me but that's just my opinion.
     
  6. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Then go to Lowes and get 1200* Rustoleum for $3.88
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think Joe used 16 cans of paint on his smoker.... A HVLP gun and a quart of paint should be less money.. dilute the paint with mineral spirits or acetone and you are in business... You tube has many how to spray paint" with HVLP guns....
     
  8. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    This will be the route I am going. Going to visit the local auto paint supply house to see if Kevin can mix up a "custom" high heat paint....
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  10. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Have a small touch up gun from HF. I bought a decent HVLP gun years ago, will probably just be using that.
    Need to talk to a friend that powder coats. She has mentioned that her supplier has some sort of ceramic coating that is used on auto headers. From what I remember Leanna said it is applied just like a conventional paint and drys rock hard with no oven curing necessary. One of its advantages (?) is it holds heat in.
     
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Eastwood has ceramic paint.... like regular paint... check the link above.... I found it yesterday....
     
  12. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Going thru Eastwood I will pay a premium price compared to her...not to mention she owes me for some car parts I gave her so going to be hard to beat her price.
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SAVE MONEY !!!!!!
     
  14. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    IJ, the HVLP is the way to go. I thought that you were just touching up. I used to have an HVLP and the overspray is practically nil. Also the product is warm when it comes out and practically dries on contact. Be sure that you mix to the proper viscosity and it will be great. Of course, your other option is the powder coat. I don't know anything about applying that, but from what I hear, the finish is wonderful. Good luck, Joe
     

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