I have read through most of the posts in this thread, thanks to all that have posted for sharing. Putting together a UDS finally and I am seeking some assistance. I sprung for a new, unlined drum in the hopes of avoiding the need to do a burn. From what you see in these pictures, do I need to do a burn or can I start building? The inside feels like bare metal.
Also, am I OK to paint over the existing paint with high temp? Just directly onto the existing paint?
I know this has been mentioned before, but I want to get it right.
Thanks in advance and apologies for the noob Q's.