UDS Paint

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by rodc, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    Do you need to use heatproof paint for a UDS? The outside gets hot but not burning hot. Could I get away with normal spraypaint?
  2. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Several a the folk on here just used regular paint.

    I used a high heat ceramic primer, paint an clear coat on mine.  Wasn't cheap but still looks real good after a year a heavy use.
  3. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    To be honest I'd rather use high temp - but I've spent a bit on the beast already, basic paint to avoid rust for the moment would probably see me out the year, then improvements start next year. Thanks for the advice.
  4. lugnutz

    lugnutz Smoking Fanatic

    I bought some rust o leum grill paint at wally world, it was a bonus can ( 20% more ) and was just under 7 bucks. Was enuff to do the whole barrel and should be good enuff to get you thru the summer.
  5. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    Thanks Lugnutz - that's a good idea - don't think we call it rustoleum over here, but I can probably find the equivalent (we don't have a Wally's World either as  wally is another word for idiot [​IMG]   - but that's us - 2 countries separated by the same language [​IMG]).

    Given the weather we get here that might be the best idea for paint until I can get enamel.
  6. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    The normal grill paint is flat black and dull with a average heat range of 350 degrees.  You can get the same heat range with a variety of colors by using engine paint you will find at a auto parts store.  If looking for something with a real high heat range like around 1200 degrees, you can find spray cans of header (exhaust) paint at a performance auto shop.  Or just get your UDS powder coated, that would be cool.
  7. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    Powder coat would be cool - but aint gonna happen - don't know anywhere near me that'll do it. Got a friend who paints cars and bikes though - so once I've fed him I can ask for a favour......
  8. lugnutz

    lugnutz Smoking Fanatic

    LOL we are not separated by much my friend, if you've ever been to wally world ( aka Wal Mart ) you will use the term idiot more than a few times!
  9. rodc

    rodc Smoke Blower

    Ah right - I didn't know Wally World = Wal Mart, they own Asda (a super market chain) over here but they don't really do hardware etc. One thing I noticed they have started doing is bone in pork shoulder - so one of them will be on the UDS soon.
  10. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    if you want it to stop rusting spray paint it with what ever paint, (i used walmart high temp grill paint) anyway even after painting rust spots were appearing so i sprayed the outside with cooking spray while it was hot and cooking and it makes it look killer, like a clear coat and havent had a rust problem since doing it, its cheap and works great
  11. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I am going to have to try this I have a few spots I have to clean up.
  12. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    works great and makes it shine

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