Originally Posted by mbshop
this is why webers are worth the cost. very nicely done ! i have an old red head i'm working on. hope to get it done this year.
Yes, what seriously helped was that the price of the parts are very reasonable compared to the cost of new. I would imagine that the sandblasting would've cost anywhere from $100 to $150..it took a good 3 hours to get it down to metal like that...the fat was very tenacious. Not too mention the work done on the hood.
I should mention that simple green is not cheap, stuff is like $10 per gallon and I used 6 gallons to soak/scrub. Plus a black tub, so that was $80 right there. Still for $200 -ish is way better than $550 for a new genesis. Luckily the weber is very serviceable and parts are a snap.
Some folks had problems with the drip pan rail screws but mine came off easy.