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Dale Nichols 02-07-2014 10:13 AM

Backwoods paint question

I found this on Craigslist today. I am surprised it looks like this in what I would assume to be a short time. Is there problems with paint fading?

I thought car paint was used with a clear coat. I have also seen pictures of door gaskets leaking and the paint blister. He didn't even try
to keep it looking good.

Just wondering what your experience has been with them.

Q-Dat 02-07-2014 10:26 AM

I have a generation 1 Fatboy. I bought it new about a year ago. Awesome cooker but crappy paint. The G2 series is supposed to be better.

cpw 02-07-2014 11:20 AM

My fatboy is about 3 years old now, and the paint still looks brand new on it. It is under cover though.

Shiz-Nit 02-07-2014 11:22 AM

I have had a BWS Competitor for around 4 years and the paint is still good and shinny. I think it is how you store it, take care off it and what kind of chemicals you use to clean it...
I use mine for Comps and Catering.

ak56 02-07-2014 12:40 PM

From the ad:

...It has been cooked on maybe 6 times...
It's amazing how many of these ads say that they have been cooked on maybe 6 times. Is that kind of like "Occifer, I only had 2 beers"?

bander7003 02-07-2014 01:20 PM

Maybe they were really, really long cooks... like a season long cook?

ClayHill 02-07-2014 03:02 PM

I bet the paint looks better than in the picture....that picture is in direct sun and depending on the camera....sunlight can blow up exposures

abangs 02-08-2014 09:04 AM

That actually looks like a newer cooker....hard to tell but I would say it is one of the newer powder coated smokers. Just look filthy to me. If it was made from January 1, 2013 forward, it has a textured black powder coat that is not near as 'glossy' as the ones that were manufactured before Jan 1, 2013 and painted with a high gloss black paint. The perception that because they are not as glossy has a lot of folks concerned with the 'quality' of the paint....not really the case...the powder coat is textured and does not shine much. As long as it is not damaged you're good...look in the corners of the fire box and make sure he didn't leave ash built up and rust....look under the seams of the skins and check for rust...and look in the pit into the exhaust damper holes and check and make sure no rust build up there. What you are basically looking for is to make sure he didn't leave it unprotected in the rain and weather. I would say he didn't season it right...if you look closely there is a little surface rust on the sliders and on the rear pit wall. Not really a big deal. If you pull the trigger, just make sure to reseason it correctly. That is a pretty good price if it checks out. That being said.....I'll call b/s on 6 cooks!!!!

Smokesignalsfromtx 02-08-2014 09:15 AM

There was a thread about this same cooker about a week ago but it was in Abilene. I contacted the seller for more info. He said it just needs to be cleaned up. The pictures that I received from him by email suggest neglect. The fire basked was definitely used more than 6 times. Also appeared to have gotten a little hot by the way the inside of the firebox door looked. Lol! I know I've used my g2 way more than 6 times and it is no way near that condition. I offered 400.

pbj 02-08-2014 09:22 AM

You can see the reflection of the handles in the paint, so it isn't as bad as you think. It looks like it needs a good washing.

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