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Patina or Something Else - New Pit Build...

Postby MCPMartin » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:02 pm

I'm finishing up my new 150 gallon smoker trailer build, and I'm on the fence on what to do with the tank. The original paint has flaked off during the burning in period. I sanded the remnants off, so now It's mostly down to bare metal. Should I just clear coat it as is, or should I just oil it down with canola/corn oil and call it good? Looking for suggestions here.
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Postby Rambo » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:11 pm

Private message a member here by the name KAM. You should see his name in a thread in one of the Pit forums; he’s a pro
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Postby 02ebz06 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:53 pm

Maybe use a high temp paint?

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Patina or Something Else - New Pit Build...

Postby bsooner75 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:14 pm

No idea how it will last but clear coat would look cool - definitely ask KAM


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Postby GRailsback » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:19 pm

Great looking pit, anyway you go with it it is going to stand out. Nice job.
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Postby k.a.m. » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:44 am

Very nice build indeed. :salut: :salut: :salut: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
I am not a fan of the oil coats as they require a lot of maintenance. The new thing going now on some builds is a high heat clear coat but I am not sure of its longevity as it is just becoming popular. My preference for longevity is sand blasting and priming with a good inorganic zinc primer then top coat with a high heat satin black.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:56 am

Being a complete Novice to offsets and stick burning, I was wondering if black wouldn't be better for absorbing and holding heat (rather than a reflective surface ? Or does it really make any difference :?: :dont:
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Postby k.a.m. » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:17 am

OldUsedParts wrote:Being a complete Novice to offsets and stick burning, I was wondering if black wouldn't be better for absorbing and holding heat (rather than a reflective surface ? Or does it really make any difference :?: :dont:

In my opinion the color of the pit doesn't really play into its performance. Satin black is easy to keep clean while other colors once stained are just not appealing to me. I have seen some really nice paint jobs and if you take care of them they will last but sooner or later a repaint will be needed and that can be expensive.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:18 am

:salut: :tup:
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