Hey, I meant to post in your other thread as an after thought, have you thought about hi temp painting the tank body since it will never get hot enough to burn it off, and then for the firebox heat it up with a weed burner or rose bud torch until dark blue and then apply either pam spray or lard to season it and keep it from rusting?
I did this with my SJ UDS barrel and 2 years later it barely has any spots that are rusting... If you do it hot enough it won't be sticky at all, just like a CI skillet. If it doesn't work you can always reheat it with the torch to burn it off and then paint it...
Hybrid Pellet Pooper "The Meat Vault" - 3 RED Weber Kettles O, H (with Cajun Bandit Mod) & pre '79 - Black OT Platinum (DH) - SS AusPit - Rib-O-Lator - SJ UDS (DI) - CRAZY FAST Yeller Thermapen
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