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jquade
08-25-2011, 09:07 AM
Hey Guys! I just purchased 2 barrels that have been sandblasted on the inside but not on the outside for $10 They still have paint on the outside and lid. I live in the city that restricts burning or you have to have to spend $40 to get a permit. Any suggestions on getting the outside paint off without bulding a huge fire? Thanks!

sandiegobbq
08-25-2011, 09:08 AM
Hey Guys! I just purchased 2 barrels that have been sandblasted on the inside but not on the outside for $10 They still have paint on the outside and lid. I live in the city that restricts burning or you have to have to spend $40 to get a permit. Any suggestions on getting the outside paint off without bulding a huge fire? Thanks!

Go back to where you got them and ask them to sandblast the outside?

Kenny Rogers
08-25-2011, 09:14 AM
Naval Jelly

Kenny Rogers
08-25-2011, 09:15 AM
needle gun

pman777
08-25-2011, 09:33 AM
Ha,

Can't burn in Burnsville, Mn?

That's a travesty. It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.


Can you buy and use a weed burner on it? Costs $20 at Harbor Freight. If not maybe a can of paint remover is what you need. It's messy but quite effective.

jquade
08-25-2011, 10:44 AM
Ya I know, somebody lights up a cigar around here, and some idiot calls the fire dept.

el_matt
08-25-2011, 11:01 AM
I second the sandblasting. I've tried using paint remover, but have had minimal to no luck with it.

Matt

J_Don
08-25-2011, 12:45 PM
Can you buy and use a weed burner on it? Costs $20 at Harbor Freight.

Ditto :thumb: An angle grinder with a decent size sanding disk will work pretty quick too!

ssbbqguy
08-25-2011, 01:08 PM
Am I missing something or is there still sandpaper and elbow grease out there? Man it seems like no manual labor shall be done anymore. Go to Harbor Freight and buy a cheap palm sander and some discs and get after it. No burning needed. Easy peasy. Sometimes what seems like the hard way is actually easier. Steve.

1FUNVET
08-25-2011, 01:21 PM
Drill your intake holes and add the bolts for your grate.Fill it up with some pallets and light it up.Put your grate on and when sombody comes by,throw some cheap weenies on and tell 'em you are trying to learn how to bbq :becky:

MG_NorCal
08-25-2011, 06:44 PM
If you insist on a heat burn, you could also tip the barrel on its side, set it up on some bricks or blocks, and load the side (now the inside bottom) with a pile of lit charcoal.
Spread it in a long line from bottom to top or just move the coals around some.
Rotate the barrel every so often to expose all surfaces.

jquade
08-25-2011, 07:28 PM
I went and hit it good with the weed burner, and then followed ssbbqguy's advice and justwent after it with a sander and 60 grit

Bbq Bubba
08-25-2011, 08:03 PM
I cant believe nobody else has said this but WHY would you strip the outside of the barrell???

dpeart
08-25-2011, 08:13 PM
I cant believe nobody else has said this but WHY would you strip the outside of the barrell???

Can I get a :amen:

I was wondering the same thing, I wasn't going to do anything with the outside of my barrel.

jquade
08-25-2011, 10:04 PM
Cuz i WANTED TO PAINT IT AND MAKE IT LOOK PUUUURTY!

brewerjamie15
08-25-2011, 11:13 PM
I removed the outside paint because it was not high heat paint. Well, the burnout did most of the paint removal for me, but I still had to finish the job.
I used 80 grit sandpaper and then finished off with 150 grit. Didn't take too long. I got a bit dirty, but heck. It's worth it.