Originally Posted by PhilipW
There is engine paint primer from rustoleum to go with their top coat engine paint. I personally use primer anytime I paint on an unfinished surface.
Having said that, I wouldn't burn that paint off unless you're just dying to paint it. It probably won't come off with just smoking. We just built one here a few weeks ago and the factory black paint is still perfect after an initial run up of heat to 400 degrees by accident when he did his fatty break-in.
Hmmm, now there is an idea. There is some writing on the drum, but nothing I can't live with. Or maybe I'll just give the outside a good thorough cleaning and paint over it instead of burning it off.