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Unread 01-16-2013, 11:24 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Bham_egger View Post
Do I need to burn to remove the paint on the outside? I kinda want to hit it with hi temp paint.
Yes. Burn it out till outside paint flakes off. Wash. Then rattle can with high temp paint. I usually use 2 or 3 pallets for burnout. Some businesses will give them to you. I get mine free from the local tractor supply store.

And no, you don't HAVE to do this. But you would much rather deal with it now, than you would later. Imagine trying to wire brush the old paint off, and repaint, with an already seasoned drum. Paint chips and dust all in your seasoning? At that point you WOULD have to burn it out and re-wash.
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