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CenTech
06-30-2011, 03:23 PM
Painting a UDS?

I've seen some people with some really nice UDS. I was thinking about painting mine, but the only colors I can find at Lowe's that come in the "high heat paint" varieties are black or brown. Is the high heat spray the only kind that will really work on these or can I get away with normal paint? Thanks in advance.

Pappy
06-30-2011, 03:27 PM
Go to the auto parts store and get engine paint. 500, 2000 degree paint.

stewdog
06-30-2011, 03:48 PM
2000 degree auto paint peels @ 600
Try ACE Hardware grill paint

bover
06-30-2011, 03:51 PM
I'm not convinced you even need the high heat paint, but the choice is yours.

Cook
06-30-2011, 04:10 PM
2000 degree auto paint peels @ 600
Try ACE Hardware grill paint

That's a hot UDS.

enasnidx
06-30-2011, 04:15 PM
You should be able to get Rustoleum Engine Enamel (500 degree) in a few different colors at any home improvement store. I've seen red, blue, green, black, brown, white, silver, etc. It's considered an automotive paint. One tip: make sure you prep your surface very well! It will help tremendously with the outcome. You could even try high temp primer first.

JS-TX
06-30-2011, 04:16 PM
I was very impressed with the firefighters' UDS, the guy that won the brisket episode this past Pitmaster series. I picked up some fire engine red high heat paint from the auto supply store. I plan on getting some clear coat for it as well. That color is also by 4 yr olds favorite color too. :-D Now I just need to find the time to paint that thing, when the wind is not blowing crazy around here.

ssbbqguy
06-30-2011, 05:59 PM
I powder coat all of mine. Steve.

smokeyw
06-30-2011, 10:07 PM
I don't use high temp paint on any of mine. The paint holds up just fine as long as you don't go over 400 degrees.

Little Bob's BBQ
06-30-2011, 10:20 PM
I was thinkin of using this paint. I like a shine on the paint.

http://www.stovepaint.com

Timmy
07-01-2011, 07:45 AM
I don't use high temp paint on any of mine. The paint holds up just fine as long as you don't go over 400 degrees.

So do you use just regular ole off the shelf rustoleum in an areosol can?

smokeyw
07-01-2011, 09:38 AM
Absolutely :becky:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh112/smokeyws/Ique%20110%20Brisket/Brisket2056.jpg

So do you use just regular ole off the shelf rustoleum in an areosol can?

BamaRambler
07-01-2011, 09:45 AM
Smokeyw,
What is the contraption you have hooked up to your UDS?

smokeyw
07-01-2011, 09:49 AM
That is an iQue 110 electronic air flow controller. I have it in a waterproof box in the picture. I absolutely love that thing. I can do a 14 hour smoke and never have to worry about the temp. I can sleep while it does it's thing.
http://www.pitmasteriq.com/

Smokeyw,
What is the contraption you have hooked up to your UDS?

Gyroman
07-01-2011, 10:12 AM
I just finished my UDS this past weekend. Painted with 900 Degree, red brake caliper paint from the auto store. Only smoked a big fattie but it seemed to hold up fine. Looks great also. I think it was about $7 a can and I used about 1 1/2 cans. I didn't bother with primer, just 3 coats of paint.

WabbitSwayer
07-01-2011, 11:47 AM
I painted mine last spring with normal 2K (2 part-hardener) auto paint. Ever checked the temp of a black hood in the middle of summer? Has held up just fine and I have done some hot and fast Q's for chickens.

Saleensuperstang
09-01-2013, 04:04 PM
Another option is powder coating. I had two barrels, two flat lids and a weber lid sand blasted and powder coated for 90 bucks. Its good for 800 degrees or so and is super slick.

mikemci
09-01-2013, 04:11 PM
I powder coat all of mine. Steve.

How do you heat the powder coating?

ajstrider
09-01-2013, 07:18 PM
I also concur with not needing high temperature paint unless you try to grill on the thing, which is a rarity. My paint holds up just fine.

ssbbqguy
09-01-2013, 07:21 PM
We pre bake for cleaning, after sandblasting, and then shoot powder for final heat in a very large oven that has fans for air movement. There are many sizes of ovens and we use what will work best for current load.We use standard type powder, which holds well to over 450 to 500 degrees. No need for the high temp. type of powder for all of my designs and builds are using firebricks and a liner around the firebox area. Steve.

Fwismoker
09-01-2013, 07:31 PM
That is an iQue 110 electronic air flow controller. I have it in a waterproof box in the picture. I absolutely love that thing. I can do a 14 hour smoke and never have to worry about the temp. I can sleep while it does it's thing.
http://www.pitmasteriq.com/


Ditto and ditto

Q*bert
09-01-2013, 07:57 PM
I used VHT engine enamel for my UDS. Bought it at Advance Auto.

http://www.vhtpaint.com/products/engineenamel/