Thanks for the ideas. I'll have to give them a shot this weekend. If the veggie oil doesn't work I'll go with wd40 or another type of penetrating oil/degunker spray.
WSM 22 ~ WSM 18 ~ Maverick ET-732 ~ Flaming Fast Thermapen ~ Weber SS Performer ~ Weber 22 OTS ~ Weber 22 OTS ~ Weber 22 OTPlus ~ Weber 22 OTS ~ Weber Q300
When all else fails just ask yourself, WWGALD???