Originally Posted by Rich Parker
If you have any concerns with it just buy a new drum for around $60 and then you won't have to worry about it.
I'm on board with the "point of a UDS is to keep it simple, cheap and do it yourself" attitude. I have no issues taking a wire wheel to it. Plan on hitting it with my new propane torch tonight to knock the rest of the outside paint off and see if that does anything to the inside. If not, a wire wheel on all thread with a power drill will be next. Picked up my stainless bolts to mount my rack as well during lunch.