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Unread 05-22-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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I have a pair of banderas that need cleaning. I normally just scrape the bottom of the smokebox out and wipe with oil and sweep the ashes out of the fire box. The smokebox is starting to build up a thick layer in some spots that i can;t get very well. Was thinking of pressure washing and re seasoning them this weekend. Is that a good idea, or should i just try to scrape real good again?
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Heat it up and powerwash. Reseason and ready for the season.
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Yep. Don't just scrape it and use it. As I discovered (flaming meat loaf and crispy fatties mod) you will only expose a layer of flammable grease!
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Nope; scraping is all it takes. Powerwashing is a big messy overkill.
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It just depends on how ambitious you are. Scraping will be quick and no reason to re-season. Power washing will be messy and require a re-season.
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