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Old 07-08-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default refurbishing an old smoker

i can send pics in a bit but its rusty on the the side box and also spots on main part.
i used a wire brush on the out side and inside but there was gunk on the inside as well which made the paint come off and its a silverish color.
What can i do to refinish the inside?
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Use a wire brush on the inside until the gunk AND any paint is off.
Rub down the inside with Crisco and heat it to 350 for about an hour.
Cure it like a skillet if it's Iron...

Outside... Brush it the use High Temp paint from Walmart...


Depending on the metal, Crisco works on the outside too. Just get it to about 350 and cure it like an Iron skillet.

Don't work on stainless.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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it doesnt matter if the paint is off on the inside?
you can still cook with it?
the paint is not all off on the inside either.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:28 PM   #4
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For the OUTSIDE, clean with a wire brush the wipe with Ospho (DO NOT USE THIS ON THE INSIDE), wait 24 hours and paint with high temp BBQ paint.
For the INSIDE, I would take a Texas match (aka weed burder), burn the chit out of it then just re-season with peanut oil or pam/spary food grade oil.
If you do both, do the Ospho on the outside first, then some of the residue will burn off as you fire the inside.
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