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Porky Joes
11-27-2011, 01:37 PM
Is it better to paint before assembling after the burn or between the burn and assembly.

colonel00
11-27-2011, 01:41 PM
I don't think it matters. If you want the silver of your hardware to stand out then paint first.

Skidder
11-27-2011, 01:41 PM
I burn,assemble,make sure all is correct,disassemble,wipe down,paint and then reassemble. Same as you would do if your were doing a classic car. Except for the burn part.

JMSetzler
11-27-2011, 02:05 PM
I burned out my drum, cleaned it, drilled all my necessary holes, painted, then assembled.

Porky Joes
11-27-2011, 02:06 PM
Can you recommend any stores to buy the thermometers at?

BigBobBQ
11-27-2011, 05:10 PM
I burned, cleaned assembled and then painted so it was all black and the hardware didn't show through. but it is all up to your preference.

10_Bears
11-27-2011, 06:22 PM
Im in the process of building mine. I've burnt, welded my intake nipples to the drum, about to drill holes, then will paint and then assemble.

Capozzoli
11-27-2011, 07:05 PM
Burn clean assemble then paint here too. Coarse I weld for the assembly so painting before that would be stupid. Cant see that it matters with a mechanical assembly.

This last one I seasoned on the outside to by spraying veg oil on it during the first cook. At first I thought I was making a big oily mess but it worked out great. The oil is baked on.

smokingj
11-27-2011, 07:07 PM
I assembled then painted. That little bit of paint can help seal any small leaks you may have around intakes, therm holes, etc. to give a better air tight seal.