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Unread 09-09-2010, 01:06 AM   #1
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Ok, how clean does the inside of the drum need to be? Here is what I started with: Honey drum with a painted liner. I burned it out, did the whole thing with a weed burner. As I burned off the outside, the paint blistered up on the inside as well. After it was all done, I hit the inside with a power washer and got it pretty good. Right now, it is smooth on the inside, but is also blackened. Do I need to wire wheel this thing until the whole inside is nice and shiny, or, as long as there are no rough spots, aka, blistered paint, am I done?
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that blistered paint inside is most likely an epoxy.....
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I would get it to where the inside is only steel. JMHO
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I would get it to where the inside is only steel. JMHO
Ditto that, I hit mine with a Mikita with a wire cup, only took a few minutes to see bare metal.
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I did mine by hand with sand paper. It wasn't that bad.
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If anyone knows of a fuel distributor, I can get new 55 gal. drums for $30. $15 depending on his mood. Haha. That's with no liner in the barrel. Just a thought.
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Thanks everyone for the feedback, back to work. Looking forward to getting it done.
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I would get it to where the inside is only steel. JMHO

I agree
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I took mine down to bare metal. Not too tough, just takes a bit of time. I did not burn mine, used a wire cup on drill and sandpaper by hand. It's a labor of love.......
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has anyone used high temp grill paint on the inside of their drum? I have my drum down to metal with a few isolated spots clear down in the bottom corner of the liner that didn't burn. How critical is it that it is perfect? Could a guy use the grill paint to SEAL the inside away from the cooking?
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has anyone used high temp grill paint on the inside of their drum? I have my drum down to metal with a few isolated spots clear down in the bottom corner of the liner that didn't burn. How critical is it that it is perfect? Could a guy use the grill paint to SEAL the inside away from the cooking?
Never paint the inside of the drum, just season it.
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Never paint the inside of the drum, just season it.
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Never paint the inside of the drum, just season it.
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Do you think that the few isolated pockets of liner will be a problem. It is 99% clean down to metal, but in the bottom corner where the side meets the bottom, there is still some remaining. Does it need to be 100% perfect?
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Do you think that the few isolated pockets of liner will be a problem. It is 99% clean down to metal, but in the bottom corner where the side meets the bottom, there is still some remaining. Does it need to be 100% perfect?
I say yes, 100%.... but I'm anal.
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