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Can i clear coat a new bbq grill to help it resist rust better?

I found hi temp., clear, silicone-based paint for thinks like cast iron stoves. I bought a new propane smoker and have not assembled it yet, should/could I coat things that commonly rust like the legs? Or the whole thing? while its all apart, before I assemble it?

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I had a skillet pan made of cast iron and when I saw it now, it has rusted. Why does it rust?

Any kind of iron implement is at risk of rusting over time, especially if it is exposed to moisture. In the case of cast iron cookware it is possible it was not seasoned properly when it was new, was stored in a damp area, soaked in water, or it was washed with soap which is not recommended since it will remove the oil coating protecting the skillet. The good news is rust can be cleaned off. After cleaning the rust though, the pan should be seasoned to prevent this from happening again.

Here is a link to advice on cleaning and seasoning your cast iron skillet:
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My Bar B Chef grill grates are totally rusted. Are stainless steel grates better or should I stick with cast iron?

I prefer cast iron. Cast iron heats more evenly and retains temperature better. If they are falling apart from rust, junk them. If they just have surface rust and no holes, all you have to do is brush them with a steel brush at high heat. Wipe them off with a wet rag and then rub it with an onion to provide a teflon layer. if it is really heavy rust, spray oven cleaner on them and hose off. After use or for storage, clean them and then wipe them down with a cooking oil soaked rag. The oil will reduce rust build up.

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Is it possible to paint over my grandmothers old wrought iron bed frame? It is in great condition and the size is right, I would just rather something a little brighter.

You need to buy a special paint for metal with special additives that prevent rust. Make sure to also buy a primer that is compatible with the paint you have selected. I found you some great instructions that should help you out.

Wipe the wrought-iron bed frames with a rag that was dipped in mineral spirits. That will help you to remove all traces of oil and grease from the frames.

Scrape rusty areas with a putty knife or scraping tool. Remove all loose rust scale. Rub the surface with steel wool, too.

Apply an oil-based primer. The primer needs to be designed for use on metal surfaces such as wrought iron. Roll on the primer with a small roller. Spread the primer with a paintbrush. Cover the whole surface with one coat of primer.

Paint the bed frames with a finish paint that has a rust inhibitor within 24 hours of priming them. That will help the primer and paint bond.

Roll on the paint in the same way you applied the primer. Use a paintbrush to make smooth, sweeping strokes to distribute the paint. Switch to a paintbrush with synthetic bristles if you decide to use a water-based paint.

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I have a Rangemaster range cooker, the pan supports which are cast iron are very stained and no amount of scrubbing and general cleaning products will get them clean, Do you know of something stronger...

Simple Green a biodegradable cleaner works great on removing grease. Spray it on full strengthand allow it to sit for a minute or two, before scrubbing with a wet scrub brush. Then rinse with clear water. Do one leg at a time. After thoroughly clean, allow to dry and spray paint the legs with a couple of light coats of High Heat Grill Paint. This will protect them from rusting.

FYI - Simple Green is great for cleaning alloy wheels, to.

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My outdoor Built in BBQ has a lot of rust, but NOT rusted through. I want to get rid of the rust and then treat it and paint it to prevent further rust

If the rust is on the exterior of the grill, remove the rust using a steel bristle brush and then smooth it down with sand paper.Spray a light coating of High Temperature Grill Paint (you can find it at most hardware stores and home centers) This first light coat, will act as the primer coat. After it thoroughly dries, apply 2 more light finish coats allowing each coat to dry, before applying the next coat.
Based on the air temperature and the humidity level in your area, wait at least 3 days before using the grill.

If the rust is on the inside of the grill, just removing the rust will generally take care of it As most grill tubs are made of cast aluminum and don't require painting. What may appear to be rust is flaked on food and grease. In which case, a plastic putty knife and a roll of paper towel will take care of it.

And finally, investing in a grill head cover (made for built-in grills), will really help in not allowing the grill to rust again.

Hope this helped you and Happy Grilling!!

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Hi I have the Gas Patio Caddie. The coating that is in the inside of the cover is bubbling up and starting to peal off. Can that be resprayed with something or do I need a new cover? If so where can I...

It can be repainted, using spray on, High Heat Grill Paint. Which, you can find at any home center or hardware store, in the paint department. Krylon makes one, as does Duron. I personally like Krylon, as it seems to cover better.

You will need to thoroughly clean the surface of any grease, rust, loose paint, etc. Then wipe the the area to be painted with denatured alcohol and then wipe off any remaining residue before spray painting it. Several light coats is much. much better than two heavy coats. Allow each coat to thoroughly dry, before applying the next coat.

Do not use the grill for 48 hours, after the final coat of paint has been applied.

Hope this helped you and Happy Grilling!!

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How do I keep the cast iron top on my Delta Table Saw from rusting? It is cold in my shop and I only work in it on the weekends. Heating the air causes moisture to condense on all the heavy cast iron...

The best thing would probably be to rub grease or Vaseline into the surfaces and remove the excess with a cloth. When you buy Stanley knife blades they are oiled to stop them from rusting.

Here are some links I found about stopping cast iron from rusting.
Copy and paste them into your browser.
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Gas bbq grill paint is flaking off

My recommendation is to Reolace the grates w/stainless steel. The paint used on bbq grills is no really a paint. It's more like a very thin powder coating. There are high temp paints available, but the pigment is questionable for food proceeses.

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Cast iron cookware is NOT recommended due to the weight and the potential damage it can cause to the glass top surface. There's nothing better than a good old-fashioned cast iron skillet that's been broken in over a number of years of use, but they are better suited for gas ranges rather than electric. I hate it. I have several cast iron skillets that I only use on the outdoor grill, because I currently own a glass top electric range.

Aluminum bottom pans and copper bottom pans heat well, but can leave metal transfer marks on the cook top surface. If the marks are cleaned after use with an approved stove top cleaner, you shouldn't have any problem retaining the condition of the glass surface, however. Stainless Steel seems to offer good resistance to metal transfer, but takes a little longer to heat than aluminum or copper. have somewhat of a trade off. Baked enamel cookware seems to be the best recommendation because it heats wells and causes the least amount of damage to your glass top surface.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the bottom of your cookware is FLAT. If your pans are warped or bowed, this can cause uneven heat transfer on the heating elements and potentially cause the cook top to crack. Most manufacturers will not replace the top if it still under warranty if it is determined that your cookware caused the problem.

A little over kill, but I hope this helps you.

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