Smoker Rust Protection (Brinkmann Trailmaster Limited Edition)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jsmoke23, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. jsmoke23

    jsmoke23 Newbie


    I have been smoking on a Brinkmann Limited Edition Trailmaster.  After about a few cooks I noticed the fire box has developed quite a bit of rust.  I have invested a little money on this smoker w/ mods such as tuning and baffle plate, charcoal box, gasket for cooking chamber so I'm trying to preserve it as long as possible.  Any thoughts on what I can do to get the rust out and protect it from rusting? Any good high temp paint out there safe to use?  
  2. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hmmm, the fire box is always the sacrificial lamb in my smoker. I season and care for everything else, but the fire box takes too much of a beating for anything to work effectively, so I just let it be. Maybe someone else out there has the secret...?
  3. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I used the rustoleum high temp grill paint that is sold at most hardware stores on my UDS. It has held up well with no signs of damage at temps over 400 degrees. 
  4. jsmoke23

    jsmoke23 Newbie

    Humdinger - Thanks for the advise.  I guess my worry was that if I left it untreated the rust would eventually eat away at the firebox.
  5. jsmoke23

    jsmoke23 Newbie

  6. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I didn't spend much time researching paint since the one I used is rated to 1200 degrees. If my UDS gets that hot than I have bigger problems than the paint [​IMG]

    Here is what I used:

  7. I hope this isn't a stupid question but you are just talking about the outside here correct?
  8. jsmoke23

    jsmoke23 Newbie

    That's awesome. I'll definitely look into using something like that.   
  9. boboso

    boboso Smoke Blower

    Do they still make a product called "ospho"? My spelling may be wrong but it was a green colored liquid made by 3m, I believe. My dad always had a big bottle of it in the garage. It use to nutrilize rust on contact. Good stuff if you can find it. Sand it down and paint over it.

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