Recomendation for sanding down tank?

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by 1961shasta, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. 1961shasta

    1961shasta Fire Starter

    Well I a building a mini reverse flow smoker. I bought a 40 pound propane tank, and have spent a couple of hours stripping it with chemical stripper. not sure what to do next because quite a bit of paint is still on it, I'm thinking hit it with a wire wheel, then sandpaper and maybe the wire wheel again. suggestions? anyone have a better idea? no one sandblast in my area, (that was my 1st plan).
     
  2. siege

    siege Smoke Blower

    I've taken paint off a compressor tank with a torch. Even the propane torch that goes on a 1# bottle would work. The one with the built in starter at Harbour Freight is about $20. It's also good for lighting a pellet smoker, or a pile of charcoal.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2016
  3. 1961shasta

    1961shasta Fire Starter

    Well I found a super nice guy through facebook that isnt exactly a business but does metal work and such and he said I can use use his sandblaster free if if I provide the media, so I'm headed over there in about an hour.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  4. siege

    siege Smoke Blower

    I love it when a plan comes together ! Sounds like you found a recipient for some of your first successful smoke.
     
  5. 1961shasta

    1961shasta Fire Starter

    Well, when I showed up he was literally using his sandblaster on a grill, with another grill in line for later, (he builds lots of grills)

    I got my tank out and his sandblaster for some reason took a dump and just kept clogging up. so I'm back to grinding and sanding.
     

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