View Full Version : Refurbished Kamado

11-20-2010, 12:39 PM
My first post, but have been lurking around and got a bunch of info from other posts. I thought I'd post my refurbish of a Kamado I purchased from Sacramento about a decade ago. It's been ignored for the past few years after a move across country and was a bit worse for the wear. The texture was peeling off, some rust and mildew inside. I disassembled the Kamado then removed rust from the metal parts. The remaining texture was removed using a flat blade and paint stripper attachment for a cordless drill. The re-texture was done using gray pre-mix thin-set mortar, trowelled on and then lightly rolled with a textured paint roller, let set about 20 minutes and knocked down the peaks with a foam paint roller. I practiced getting the texture right on some drywall scrap before starting on the Kamado. I then brush painted with high temp black paint, 3 coats. Reassembled and good as new! The lid and damper were not refurbished as they were in good shape, only painted. I got rid of the mold with a 650F cook and enjoyed some chicken on it yesterday. Turkey coming up this weekend for an early Thanksgiving.

11-20-2010, 12:45 PM
Some really nice work there. Great job

11-20-2010, 12:48 PM
Nice work!

11-20-2010, 12:48 PM
Top notch job!

11-20-2010, 12:52 PM
That's a cool-looking pot. I've never seen one quite like it. Bless you for restoring it.

Hawg Father of Seoul
11-20-2010, 01:58 PM
That is an awesome looking smoker. Now it looks like it cooks.

11-20-2010, 03:15 PM
Looking really good!:cool:

11-20-2010, 05:07 PM
Nice work, that looks great!

11-20-2010, 05:18 PM

11-20-2010, 05:23 PM
Impressive work! Nice job.

11-20-2010, 05:59 PM
Very Cool

11-20-2010, 09:32 PM
looks good but how bout some shots of it in action?1!!!!!

Midnight Smoke
11-20-2010, 10:12 PM
Nice Job! :thumb: Well worth the effort.