when to paint a pit

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when to paint a pit

Postby james-93-12valve » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:12 pm

ok im just finishing up a pit and was wondering should i paint it before the first fire or after.

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Re: when to paint a pit

Postby jellyworker » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:04 pm

after. the reason you burn is to burn off the bad stuff.

burn. sand blast. paint.
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Re: when to paint a pit

Postby Ahumadora » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:13 pm

After, so if you need to make any modifications (hot doors sticking etc) much less stress before you paint
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Re: when to paint a pit

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:15 pm

Yes after you have put some heat to her. I usually bring my chambers to 300°/325° for at least an hour that is where I cook my chicken. There really isn't any need in getting it hotter than that.
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Re: when to paint a pit

Postby Damon54 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:00 pm

I have been pleasantly surprised at the results of not painting an add on firebox which I rub down with beef fat while hot.
No rust despite being uncovered and it is turning quite dark.

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