Originally Posted by el_matt
Just scored a wood handled SJS. Haven't taken delivery yet, my buddy is bringing it by tonight. Previous owners painted the lid white, but left the base black. Does anyone know if JASCO brand, or similar paint remover will damage Weber paint? I'd really like to return this girl back to her original beauty, I just don't want to destroy the original paint.
Weber does not "paint" their kettles. It is a porcelain enamel finish.
You CAN strip the paint without removing the factory finish. You may dull it, but you can polish that out. It is very durable.
As always, whatever you use, try it on a small area first, to make sure it is okay. But, from my experience, removing paint from an old Weber is not that hard. the factory finish really is very tough.