Weber Silver B Overhaul Refurbish Repair Cleaning
I wanted to overhaul my weber and got some good cleaning tips from this board prior to starting.
Here is the photo-progression of my weber genesis silver b overhaul. It was a complete knock down to the frame. After looking at the fotos I could've cleaned the side table a bit better so I went and soaked it in the cleaner for awhile and it is all cleaned up now.
I bought the grill in late 2004, and it had a good 6+ years of baked on fat and grease. I grill quite often so the grill was really dirty. I had pressure washed the inside before but had not restored it to "baby's butt" condition. The project took 2 weeks to complete.
Basically I soaked the pieces in simple green and tried the wire brush method.
That did not work as well as I hoped so I sandblasted it off instead. I had access to a sandblast hood deal so it didn't cost anything. I did not sandblast the hood, I used oven cleaner and just scrubbed it and then used a razor scraper to to take the last layer of fat off.
I painted the hood end caps and some spots on the firebox.
I bought the following from Amazon.com:
SS Flavorizor Bars
I used a CharBroil universal thermometer and bought the ignitor at Home Depot.
I reused my cast iron grills as there was nothing wrong with them.
All in all parts cost $100
Can you believe the webers are made in China now (the spirit models)? I almost fell for one until I found out and decided to overhaul.
Last edited by fitz91701; 05-01-2011 at 12:08 AM..
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