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redneck allstar
08-23-2011, 03:42 PM
I posted a grill I got a few weeks ago. Not sure what it is so getting parts at this point is not an option. It looks like everything is there but there are a few things that I was thinking I might need to replace. I was thinking that I may need to replace the grate, unless someone has an idea on how to clean one up. Right now it is pretty gunked up. Its also an oval shape so not sure where i can find one. Also the front doors on the grill are all rusted up. I would like for them to stay the original metal color but I could always paint them. Any suggestions on that would be awesome. Also on a restore job is it common to do anything to the inside surface of the grill?

Kenny Rogers
08-23-2011, 03:48 PM
Pretty cool! If the metal is thick enough (and it appears to be) I'd take it down and have it sand blasted.
There are chemicals you can use (such as Naval Jelly) that will remove rust also...

08-23-2011, 05:16 PM
I don't know what it is but it sure looks interesting!

08-23-2011, 07:23 PM
You ought to be able to wire brush that grate. Interesting design.

08-23-2011, 07:26 PM

I like it. +1 on finding someone to sand blast it.

08-23-2011, 07:39 PM
That's so farkin cool! As far as the inside , I would use a cup wire wheel on a grinder and knock it down and season. Can't tell about the outside, maybe sand blast if needed or maybe just hit with the cup wire wheel and paint 'er up. Stokin' smoker!!!

08-23-2011, 08:19 PM
Mike Wazowski!

BBQ Bandit
08-23-2011, 08:25 PM
R2-D2 would be jealous!

redneck allstar
08-24-2011, 06:50 AM
Mike Wazowski!

That is awesome!!!

08-24-2011, 11:56 AM
Neat looking grill. I would also see if you can get it bead-blasted or sand-blasted. The grate looks salvageable to me.

08-24-2011, 11:59 AM
The top vent bears a striking resemblance to the vents on a Kingsford kettle.

Might give you a place to start looking.

Tango Joe
08-24-2011, 01:53 PM
Wow, that is a great looking grill. Finds like this are the reason I stop at yard sales all year long. Ya never know...

08-24-2011, 05:54 PM
To restore most grates I usually just use a paint brush to "paint" them with vegetable oil. Then heat them up, scrub with a grill brush, re-coat with oil, and let everything cool down.