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chinesebob 01-08-2008 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 531772)
My take on this is the more you have inside the harder it is to clean out. The ash and grease build up and has to be scraped from time to time.

I thought about that. But they come off pretty easily.

CajunSmoker 01-08-2008 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by chinesebob (Post 532716)
If you look at pics of mine that's exactly what I did. I put 3 1" by 4" and just put a nipple on one of them. I thought about the risers but I just set my basket on top of the pipes. Not sure if that has a positive or negative affect.

I wonder if you put a high temp primer and black coat that would be enough. The other option would be to get a auto paint. Might need a sprayer for that.

I don't think the high temp primer idea will work because the barrel will still get to hot for the paint. I'm hoping they may mix some high heat colors to paint exhaust manifolds.

If you find a place that sells templates for School or Pro teams let me know. I'm looking for a couple of teams :icon_smil.

I hadn't thought about it being a problem getting templates but a quick google didn't look promising?!? I got a friend that runs a body shop that does a lot of custom painting, guess I need to go by for a visit and ask a few questions.:rolleyes: I'll let you know what I find out.

smooookin 01-08-2008 08:06 PM

Guys, unless you run with the lid off you can use any spray paint. I have posted this somewhere before but this summer we check the temp of a barrel while it was cooking and a black car setting on the car lot, They were just a few degrees apart. The camo barrel I painted was just plain old spray paint. After several cooks the paint was fine.

chinesebob 01-08-2008 11:02 PM

The guy that reconditions them just uses an average paint in sprayers. Nothing special. I think I'm going to looking for a used paint sprayer in the future.

Norcoredneck 01-09-2008 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by chinesebob (Post 532899)
The guy that reconditions them just uses an average paint in sprayers. Nothing special. I think I'm going to looking for a used paint sprayer in the future.

If you don't want to spend a lot, I use one of these HVLP, nice and compact.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/gifs/clear.gif http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ck/sprayer.gif
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/gifs/clear.gif
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/gifs/clear.gif
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=44677
Or if you want more quality
http://www.cpocampbellhausfeld.com/i...ium/hv2500.jpg
http://www.cpocampbellhausfeld.com/p...rs/hv2500.html

keale 01-09-2008 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by CajunSmoker http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/im...s/viewpost.gif
Thinking seriously about a purple and gold LSU can:grin:

Now that will truly redefine UGLY drum smoker!!! quote:Smokingator...

Thats funny! But Roger, You can paint it purple and gold, you guys deserve it! Thats hard for me to say you know!!:-P:-P

Dr_KY 01-09-2008 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by smooookin (Post 532778)
Guys, unless you run with the lid off you can use any spray paint. I have posted this somewhere before but this summer we check the temp of a barrel while it was cooking and a black car setting on the car lot, They were just a few degrees apart. The camo barrel I painted was just plain old spray paint. After several cooks the paint was fine.

Excellent! I figured as much. Now it's off to see what the hardware stor has on clearance. This thing could turn out some very silly colour. :wink:

CajunSmoker 01-09-2008 05:27 AM

Wow, thanks for the info. I had the impression that these things got really hot.

ipls3355 01-09-2008 10:05 AM

Sweet info, knowing that, maybe they can be painted team colors and marketed.

Barbarian 01-09-2008 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by CajunSmoker (Post 532600)
All I've been able to do is cut the roll off the top so my kettle lid will fit, then it started pouring down rain so I can't do the burn off of the coating inside.:mad:

So I got one of the Kettle Grills from Sears and the lid is to small, it sits right on top of the drum. So does "cut the roll off the top" make the outside diameter enough smaller for the Kettle lid to fit over the drum? And if it does, what are the options for how to make a clean cut on the roll?

Mark 01-09-2008 10:53 AM

Pat:

The harbor freight unit says "Sprays light, medium and heavy stain, varnish, and latex."

The other unit mentions "metalworking" Rather vauge.

Spray painting cars usually entails pretty high flows and pressures.

So please enlighten me.

Mark 01-09-2008 11:08 AM

Jerry:

Here's 2 options:

1. get a spare barrel lid and a sawsall and make a ring out of the outside edge.

2. get a spare lid clamping ring and cut it to fit tight inside the barel top.

Smokin Gator 01-09-2008 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Barbarian (Post 533144)
So I got one of the Kettle Grills from Sears and the lid is to small, it sits right on top of the drum. So does "cut the roll off the top" make the outside diameter enough smaller for the Kettle lid to fit over the drum? And if it does, what are the options for how to make a clean cut on the roll?

I would be very cautious about cutting the entire top roll off of the drum. I think it adds a lot to the structural stiffness of the drum. IMHO you are much better off using an angle grinder to grind down the roll until the Weber lid fits snugly. That is what I did on my second UDS.

Maybe someone who has cut the roll off will chime in...

Barbarian 01-09-2008 03:28 PM

Thanks Brent, I was a bit concerned about cutting off the roll for that very reason. Now I have to look into an angle grinder!

D.F. Expat 01-09-2008 03:52 PM

on mine my uncle just used 2 hammers like they do when forming metal on cars, place a sledge hammer on the inside of the drum at the lip and hit the outside of the lip up and in towards the sledge with the other hammer. That way you dont have to worry about sharp edges or uneven cutting. I will post pics on Friday when I get mine here.


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