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Winz 04-24-2013 10:02 AM

1993 Weber Performer - new to forum
New member to the forum here. Last night, I picked up a weber performer (date code P) off craigslist for a good price. It is a stainless steel model with some great extras including a cast iron searing grill, indirect charcoal holders (the heavy duty kind), extra grill grates, etc. I managed to call the guy 10 minutes after he listed it and bought it right away. Here is the CL posting

I saw some blue underneath the flat black finish on the kettle. After I took it apart, a few minutes with some steel wool confirmed my suspicions - the grill was originally blue! Here is a picture of the bottom of the kettle after 30 minutes of rubbing, compared to the top of the kettle as I purchased it. Once this is cleaned up, I think it is going to be a nice looking Performer. Will post some pics when the restoration is complete.

Mark Warren 04-24-2013 10:09 AM

Very good deal - It's gonna look nice - Welcome to the forum.

rifraf 04-24-2013 10:13 AM

Congrats nice score and welcome to your new home

criffaaa1 04-24-2013 10:14 AM

what a great deal,I guarantee you're going to enjoy it.

code3rrt 04-24-2013 10:19 AM

Welcome to the Forum!

That is a nice score, you are gonna love it, great cooker!


HookedOnQ 04-24-2013 10:21 AM

Awsome score! Post some pics once u get it cleaned up. And welcome to the forum

charrederhead 04-24-2013 11:39 AM

And ANOTHER great SSP score! Nice job and welcome.

Why would someone paint over that blue?! :tsk:

cholloway 04-24-2013 11:42 AM

Great deal. Way to go!

1911Ron 04-24-2013 01:59 PM

Nice score. I too wonder why someone would paint over that blue??

Winz 04-24-2013 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by charrederhead (Post 2459052)
And ANOTHER great SSP score! Nice job and welcome.

Why would someone paint over that blue?! :tsk:

My thoughts exactly. Other than some very light crazing, the blue finish looks great - no holes or big dents. In any case, I can't understand why some previous owner chose cheap, flat black paint to cover the blue.

I am going to get this Performer back to its original glory!

Pappy 04-24-2013 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by 1911Ron (Post 2459204)
Nice score. I too wonder why someone would paint over that blue??

+1 ^^^ :noidea:

Parruthead 04-24-2013 04:27 PM

Wow $35.00 does the gas ignition work? Not that it matters nice score! and Welcome aboard!

fingerlickin' 04-24-2013 04:40 PM

That guy deserved a kick in the ding ding for that move. Nice score though. :thumb:

Zin 04-24-2013 04:59 PM

Score score score...Very nice!

dwfisk 04-24-2013 05:22 PM

Wow when I saw the upside down shot I figured we had another Aussie brother join us, but I see you're from Cali, whats'up-side-down?:biggrin1: Welcome to the forum.

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