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Old 04-08-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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I know Weber Kettles have a baked on finish. I have a old Kettle that has a very tarnished finish. I'm thinking about painting it. I'm thinking of using a high heat paint of course, but has anyone here ever painted over top of the original finish with any luck? I was figuring on sanding it down first of course. Think it'll do it any good or am I wasting my time and paint? Mo Dave, Spurgeon, anyone chime in here with your expertise.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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Not wasting time at all...sand it down, prime bare metal spots and paint away!
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
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someone here posted pics recently of several they painted red. For some reason i think it was brian, and he had painted them red. They looked good. Go for it.
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I don't think he painted the red ones. If I remember correctly, he sent them off and had them re-done in red. Might be wrong, but.....
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:59 PM   #5
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Jes do a little sanding over the rust spots and it will turn out fine. I spot painted my barrel lid and it looks great.
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Mine was real faded... almost looked white it was so faded....

I was contemplating painting, but didn't. I scrubbed it real good with soap and water, and then put some hot coals in it to get it hot, then sprayed veggie oil on it and just rubbed it in real good. The shine came right back, and when it starts to look faded again, just a little rub with some oil and looks like new.

Never did try any paint....
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It was me that painted the Red Webers. I really don't see it so much with the black kettles, but all the Red ones I've had chip and rust out at the spot welds (handles, leg sockets and grate holders) Take this lid for example:



I masked off the rust areas and used Dupli-Color Red Engine paint, it's a pretty good match.





It's far from perfect, but better than the rust, and from a distance you can't notice it.




I've only painted the Red kettles, but have used steel wool then Meguiars #7 Sealer Glaze and rubbed them out and they shine up nicely.
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Alright Brian, how do you get your vents so clean? I recently removed some from the 10 dollar barrel kettle before tossing it(not sure why I felt the need to do this).

Nuts and bolts are unsalvageable, but I was thinkin of sanding down all da chit off the vents in case I need em some day. Whats your thoughts?
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Alright Brian, how do you get your vents so clean? I recently removed some from the 10 dollar barrel kettle before tossing it(not sure why I felt the need to do this).

Nuts and bolts are unsalvageable, but I was thinkin of sanding down all da chit off the vents in case I need em some day. Whats your thoughts?
Steel wool and wire brush on the vents.

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I know Weber Kettles have a baked on finish. I have a old Kettle that has a very tarnished finish. I'm thinking about painting it. I'm thinking of using a high heat paint of course, but has anyone here ever painted over top of the original finish with any luck? I was figuring on sanding it down first of course. Think it'll do it any good or am I wasting my time and paint? Mo Dave, Spurgeon, anyone chime in here with your expertise.
What color is the kettle? I've never painted the whole thing, just the rust and ding spots. I have a couple old faded Black kettles that I used the Meguiars on and they shined up nice but they were still kind of weatherbeaten.
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