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paint for firebox

Any new recommendations for painting the firebox?  Mines looking bad this spring ....
Wood River BBQ Team

Re: paint for firebox

[quote="DBA1954:4673"]Any new recommendations for painting the firebox?  Mines looking bad this spring ....[/quote


I've been using Ace Heat Resistant and Rustoleum High Heat but neither last even though I sand down to bare metal. Ceramic paint for car engine headers would probably do a better job but they require a heat curing process which I can't apply. I might give Thurmalox High Temp BBQ paint or Portland 1200 * Brush On Flat Stove paint a try next time I paint.  

One of my neighbors has a Peoria Cooker and another has a Meadow Creek -- both of them purchased their rigs about the same time I purchased my Lang and neither one of them have fire box paint problems. I can understand the Peoria guy because he has an insulated fire box but the Meadow Creek is not insulated and doesn't flack or peel.

If the Portalnd doesn't work (the Thurmalox is expensive) I'll just realize I have to paint when I get sick of looking at it. What I hate about the situation is the peeling paint on the fire box is the first thing folks see when they come over for a cook.
vandy

The paint on my firebox turned to a flat black after my first cook and has only gotten duller with every use.  It has not started peeling yet but I am sure that is next.  I wish I could find a permanent fix for this as well.
Wood River BBQ Team

vandy wrote:
The paint on my firebox turned to a flat black after my first cook and has only gotten duller with every use.  It has not started peeling yet but I am sure that is next.  I wish I could find a permanent fix for this as well.


Vandy: You're right, the next thing that will happen with your rig is that the paint will bubble up and peel -- Ben states that's what will happen in one of his video's. The problem is the paint they slap on and what I use is not designed for SUSTAINED heat over a 3 or 4 hours or longer cook. The paint label for 1000* or 1200* paint says "will withstand heat up to 1000* or 1200*  INTERMITTENTLY.

Like you, I wish I could find a permanent fix. I'm hoping stove paint might be the answer. I've seen a lot of pot belly stoves and none of them look like my firebox.

A while back a lister indicated Lang was changing their painting process to something (maybe ceramic) but that's not going to help us.
vandy

Unfortunately you are correct, I did find some paint at Home Depot that was rated at 2000 degrees but they only had it in flat black which doesn't match what my rig was painted with but so far it seems to hold up pretty good but I still don't how long it will last since I just used it recently.  But then again I tried to get some more of it this past weekend and could not find it, it is a Rustoleum product.
Wood River BBQ Team

vandy wrote:
Unfortunately you are correct, I did find some paint at Home Depot that was rated at 2000 degrees but they only had it in flat black which doesn't match what my rig was painted with but so far it seems to hold up pretty good but I still don't how long it will last since I just used it recently.  But then again I tried to get some more of it this past weekend and could not find it, it is a Rustoleum product.


Vandy: A while back, I looked at that paint at an auto supply store. The directions said it required a primer, which is fine but they didn't carry the primer, but the directions then said it had to be baked either on or off the car. The on the vehicle said to run the car for 10 min, then 20 and then 30.

How did you apply it? Did you use a primer ? I assume after you applied it you just fired up the Lang. Lowes and Amazon carry that product also.
vandy

Yes I do have the primer that goes with it, I found this stuff at either Lowes or Home Depot but I looked for some more this past weekend and neither place had it any more or maybe they were just out of it.  It goes on nice and smooth and so far the places that I have used it are holding up good.  I have thought about just repainting the whole cooker with it but that would be a heck of a lot of work.  What would be nice is to find some heat proof tiles that look nice (black preferably) and glue them to the outside of the firebox with some heat proof adhesive.

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