Originally Posted by caliking
Maybe the white is actually primer? From the looks of it, I wouldn't count on the white paint being high-heat/grill paint - you may have to sand it off and hit it with bbq paint. If you look over on the tvwb site, there are some posts about how to make new wooden handles, if yo ar so inclined.
I may check out the handle posts. They really don't bother me right at this moment, but I may try and put something together. Yeah not really sure about the paint. I may just paint over it and see what happens. The texture is rough so the paint should stick fairly well I'd guess. Then after a while if it looks like crap I can always sand it and paint again. Luckily all that matters is the inside will cook food :).