No issues yet and this is our third season competing on the SS-2. I have some minor scratches on the top where I sit pans and such but that’s it. I have repainted the black area around the firebox once, but the original paint lasted the better part of two years. These are very low maintenance smokers, especially since they are insulated and painted. Once they are seasoned you shouldn’t get very much rust, if any, on the inside. I haven’t yet, but I do keep mine covered and under my carport or it stays in our cook trailer.
That’s right, War Eagle!! We cook mostly in Ga, but hopefully we can cook a few in Al this yr.
Hicktown BBQ Team - Superior SS2, WSM