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UDS808 05-18-2012 03:22 AM

Original Paint
If this link is available, can anyone tell me if the green drum has to be stripped inside and out and repainted or can I keep the green ext paint intact? No problem removing all the paint, but thought I'd ask first.
Thanks & Aloha!

Pappy 05-18-2012 06:55 AM

I think it will come off if you do a burn out. Looked like it has a red liner too. That has to be removed. Burnout will remove most of the paint. I would not keep the drum paint.

expatpig 05-18-2012 07:12 AM

The exterior doesn't matter, you do need to get rid of the red liner, and do a proper burnout...which will eliminate the exterior paint. A lot of elbow grease is needed or find an unlined drum.

1FUNVET 05-18-2012 08:28 AM

Once you do a burn to get rid of the liner, the paint on the outside will probably be gone.Good luck with the red liner.

UDS808 05-18-2012 09:33 PM

Anyone know if sand or media blasting is an option to remove all this unwanted paint?

Pappy 05-18-2012 09:58 PM

$ure......a lot of Brethren have done that.

UDS808 05-20-2012 03:19 AM

What's the best method most effective to burn out those liners? The liner in the green drum is cream colored. I've got two drums n they are both food grade.

BigBobBQ 05-20-2012 04:26 AM

drill your bottom intake holes and build as big of a fire in the drum with any scrap wood as you can and let it burn until the outside is black and all of the paint has peeled off, or if you have a weed burner that hooks up to a propane tank, lots of people use them to burn off the paint and liners.

Crash 05-20-2012 04:39 AM

Howzit Scott,

We bought a pair of food grade drums from a guy in Kaneohe last year. All we did was drill our intake/outake holes, Pam'd the inside heavily and did a high heat burn with a 20 lb bag of Kingsford. Worked perfectly for burning of the interior.

A few days later we hit it with high temp green and black paint from City Mill.

No complaints yet and the UDS is my wife's favorite smoker.....hands down over the Pro Qs, WSMs and offsets.

Hope that helps.

gusibole 05-20-2012 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by UDS808 (Post 2059168)
Anyone know if sand or media blasting is an option to remove all this unwanted paint?

It is a lot less labor intensive if you have access to a sand blaster for sure!

Porcine Perfection 07-04-2013 05:45 PM

So if I sandblast the inside, will the paint on the outside stand up to normal use? BTW, green apple juice drum.

Bludawg 07-04-2013 05:53 PM

You can use the original exterior paint

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