I heard powder coating would be expensive.Today I hit it with the VHT, and maybe a coat of the Rustoleum high heat which I found yesterday. Right now I'm trying to layer the paint over the rusted spots.
I painted the frame with black Rustoleum. Goofed a bit and painted most of it with Rustoleum Ultra (semi gloss finish) and the rest with regular Rustoleum BBQ paint, which looks flat. I ordered more of the Ultra to finish the cart.
The ash catcher bracket rusted out, but that is not a big deal. I think I can figure out a way to attach it to the bowl since the ash catcher is relatively ok.
The red Webers are no longer made, so ordering a replacment bowl (the easy solution) is not an option. I'm thinking about adding the Touch-N-Go propane lighter option as a mod, depending on what price Weber quotes me.
Below are pics of the bowl before painting today.
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