rust

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by chefmjg, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Looking for help with the inside of fire box. the out side I am going to sand a prime then put high heat paint. My question is after I get the rust off of the inside how do stop it from coming back. Do i coat it with oil or what
     
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is a matter of preference, as to what you coat it with. Some folks have used vegetable oil, and seasoned it like a cast iron skillet. Others have used high temperature paint, to re-coat their box.

    I've never used vegetable oil, but the last time I did a sand job on my fire box, and applied the paint, the rust came back pretty quickly.
     
  3. I have a bucket of olive oil and the day after a smoke I paint the inside with it. everytime. It's not that big a deal and it slows the rust. Also it does not add any contaminates to the smoke chamber.
     
  4. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Another thing step to help fight rust would be to remove the ashes as soon as you can. I generally try to clean out my fire box the next day after a cook.
     
  5. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    2X what he said ......
     
  6. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    2X what he said ......
     
  7. singlegal

    singlegal Newbie

    Is therw anyway to salvage a propane grill that the entire bottom rusted out of?
     
  8. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chop out the bottom and either rivet or weld in a new piece.   Pretty easy to do if you have or know of someone who has the tools.
     
  9. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First you have to ask yourself if the juice is worth the squeezin'.

    Unless that is one heck of a grill, it sounds like its time to go shopping..
     
  10. singlegal

    singlegal Newbie

    I guess im going shopping
     

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