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Painting the daisy wheel

gmacgmac Posts: 1,814
My wheel was pretty gunked up so I threw it on the grate during a recent clean burn. Well, it cleaned it right up. Even cleaned the paint off so its looking a bit rusty. Would it hurt to take it apart and paint it with high temp paint? Purely aesthetic but black looks prettier.
Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 16,024
    About once a year I use oven cleaner and pressure wash mine then spray hi temp grill paint...gloss.
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,482
    Just spray it with Pam and it will look great! ;;)
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,151
    edited April 2014

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,151
    gmac said:
    My wheel was pretty gunked up so I threw it on the grate during a recent clean burn. Well, it cleaned it right up. Even cleaned the paint off so its looking a bit rusty. Would it hurt to take it apart and paint it with high temp paint? Purely aesthetic but black looks prettier.

    I did exactly that years ago and have never had to go it again! Now about every 4 years I give it an over night bath in household ammonia. Personally I hate the rust look from burning plus there is no need to continue to oil her.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,713
    Before @henapple gets to it...

    ... she always needs oiling.

    There.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 16,024
    I was gonna say every 4 years I take an overnight ammonia bath.
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  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    I used Rustoleum's Ultra High Heat Black Grill Paint on all of mine, no more issues. This paint is easily found at Walmart, HD, Lowe's, etc.
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  • DavekatzDavekatz Posts: 763
    Although I have since moved to the SmokeWare Chimney Cap, I put two coats of Rust-Oleum high temperature black satin paint on the old daisywheel and it looks good as new:

    http://www.food-fire.com/index.php/2011/09/16/refinished-dual-function-metal-top/

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  • Isn't it cast iron? Shouldn't you just re-season it like you would a pan?
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 16,024
    You could but you're not cooking on or in it.
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  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    is this what you use ?
    Toronto
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    edited April 2014
    Yea, that's it
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    Quad Cities
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,191
    I don't see a problem painting them, but I don't have a rust problem unless I get too drunk to put the DFMT back in the egg when I'm done cooking.  And I live in probably one of the most humid climates you'll find in the continental US.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 16,024
    @nolaegghead‌. ..then you probably have a rust problem. Soak it in the mass quantities of coke zero you pour out.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,191
    @henapple - I did slip up a few times and leave them out in the rain.  But I bead blasted them sprayed with oil and got better about putting them back in the egg when I'm done.  The coke zero is very corrosive, you should see my liver.  Oh wait, that's the Evan Williams. ;)
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  • The original DFMT as-delivered isn't painted, or rather never used to be, but there's no harm in painting it if you want.  I was taught long ago on the old forum (does that place still exist?) to just place it inside the grill after using it.  It has stayed  seasoned that way for fifteen years, and any excess drips off in the warm environment.
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  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,814
    Thanks all.
    Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,520
    Holy Geez, do you go up on the roof and scrub out your chimney cap? The gunk will help it from rusting, as long as it does not keep it from working - passing air. 
    When you snuff the egg - throw it inside and that's all it needs. 
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  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,814
    edited April 2014
    Holy Geez, do you go up on the roof and scrub out your chimney cap? The gunk will help it from rusting, as long as it does not keep it from working - passing air. 
    When you snuff the egg - throw it inside and that's all it needs. 
    @Skiddymarker Of course, don't you?
    It was so gunked up it wouldn't open anymore.  That's why I threw it in.  I'd been doing a lot of low and slow and sugary cooks. Pulled pork, couple batches of bacon etc.  I think the sugar seemed to make it worse because it wouldn't move at all except pivot on the screw.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,520
    Lots of low and slows with fat and sugar laden moisture condensing on the DFMT will gunk it up pretty quickly. There is less build up if you throw the DFMT in the warm egg when you snuff it. 
    I use sani-brew (Diversol) to clean beer bottles. before throwing out the last tub full of cleaner, I tossed in my DFMT and grids. Let them soak overnight and they were very clean. The burned on stuff was still there, but the sticky stuff was gone. Thank you Guinness. 
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  • DavekatzDavekatz Posts: 763
    That's what happened to mine - got so gunked up (despite being stored in the Egg) that it would stick and not open easily.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 16,024
    Pulp dmft
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