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Daisy wheel starting to rust

Daisy wheel wasn't working very well last month so I gave it a deep cleaning. Now it's starting to rust! Anything I can put on it to stop the rusting?

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  • ElijahElijah Posts: 477
    I skipped the oil part and put it in the egg right on the coals for thirty minutes or so before shutting it down every now and then. Seems to keep it free. 
  • BGEmangBGEmang Posts: 9
    putting the wheel on the coals doesn't seem right to me. interesting.
  • DaBudDawgDaBudDawg Posts: 27
    That is what I do as well

  • lentsboy007lentsboy007 Posts: 385
    I always put it in egg when I’m done cooking and close the vents.  It cooks the grease off it and it stores out of the elements. Not a speck of rust in 9 years 

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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 10,407
    So you take the time to remove grid and/or platesetter to drop the DW down in the coals?

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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,518
    With the medium I used to just put it on the grill, close the lid and vent, and put on the snuff cap. With the large I now have the new style cap and it hasn’t had time to rust yet.
  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,215
    As per everyone else, lob it the beast after your cook and with the snuffer up top. It will get a bit caked after a long cook but a nice hot run through solves that. 
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 3,035

    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,822
    I work hard on my patina.


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  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,215
    I'll take the wagger and snort it through a small pack, then dump on the humpty.  Little heat and it's frackin like a doo-little, sometimes I'll add some plant fat from the gristle mill, but usually ain't no butter like the peanut.  All said, the smokers gone fair to be swaggin on the brick brack.

    Plant fat?  Are you having a giraffe? Straight in and it’s sweet as.  Not like old soppy nuts over here. 
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • ElijahElijah Posts: 477
    So you take the time to remove grid and/or platesetter to drop the DW down in the coals?
    I use a rotisserie some so I dump it in after. The temps aren't extreme. Otherwise it's as needed. I also store it 100% of the time in the egg. I don't have a nice gloss, but I don't have rust either. I think I got the idea from cooking off rust on pans and cast iron. 
  • CPFC1905 said:
    I'll take the wagger and snort it through a small pack, then dump on the humpty.  Little heat and it's frackin like a doo-little, sometimes I'll add some plant fat from the gristle mill, but usually ain't no butter like the peanut.  All said, the smokers gone fair to be swaggin on the brick brack.

    Plant fat?  Are you having a giraffe? Straight in and it’s sweet as.  Not like old soppy nuts over here. 
    That ain't even wrong.
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,666
    CPFC1905 said:
    I'll take the wagger and snort it through a small pack, then dump on the humpty.  Little heat and it's frackin like a doo-little, sometimes I'll add some plant fat from the gristle mill, but usually ain't no butter like the peanut.  All said, the smokers gone fair to be swaggin on the brick brack.

    Plant fat?  Are you having a giraffe? Straight in and it’s sweet as.  Not like old soppy nuts over here. 
    That ain't even wrong.
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  • danlbrowndanlbrown Posts: 84
    interesting conversation. Just joined despite having an egg that I use numerous times a week for about 9 years. First time on and I learn what the snuff cap is about. I’ve had it stored in my grill box and just leave the daisy wheel on. No problem with rust but some built up grease. Will have to try storing it in the grill and using the snuff cap
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,963
    I'll take the wagger and snort it through a small pack, then dump on the humpty.  Little heat and it's frackin like a doo-little, sometimes I'll add some plant fat from the gristle mill, but usually ain't no butter like the peanut.  All said, the smokers gone fair to be swaggin on the brick brack.

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  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,215
    @nolaegghead .....

    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • EricEric Posts: 2
    It really depends on how much rust you have.  If it’s a speck or a small area, take a wire brush to it, and then follow the instructions above.  In my case, I neglected the daisy wheel for several years until it was completely covered in rust, inside and out.  I debated pitching it, but decided to try a rust remover. I bought GOO GONE rust remover, placed the Daisy Wheel in a plastic tub just big enough to hold it, and sprayed it liberally with the remover.  Then I waited 15 minutes and rinsed it. That took care of a lot of the rust.  I sprayed it again, waited 30 minutes, rinsed, and that took care of most of the rust. Another generous spraying and a 15 minute wait, another rinse, and I was left with a small speck of rust that I took care of with a wire brush.  Then I sprayed it with PAM and put it in the oven at 500F, and an hour later had a deep black Daisy Wheel that looked like new.  I’ve been using it ever since, placing it on the grill when I’m done cooking, using the ceramic cap to shut it down. Note: the Daisy Wheel loves fat/oil and extremely high heat, so just indulge it regularly.
  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 424
    I can't believe I am the first to mention this.  Rather than repair the daisy wheel, why not ditch it and migrate to either a Smokeware cap, or the new and improved rEGGulator.  The Egg world has moved on.
    XL and Medium.  Dallas, Texas.
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 3,663
    Thanks for resurrecting this.  I missed it the first time around. 
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 871
    edited May 28
    Daisy goes in the egg on the grate after a cook. 

    Residual heat drives off any moisture (no rust), and the soot and fat protect it further. 

    Fat doesn’t build up, because excess fat just runs off with the heat as well. 

    Throwing it in the coals burns off everything, leaving you with bare metal that is susceptible to rust. Unless you keep tossing it in the coals. Bit of a circle. Not sure the logic. 

    Bonus to just storing it in the egg as it cools down is that the soot and fat build up a bit. When you are using it to control temps, that gives it a little resistance to leaking (draft), or spinning (losing your setting) when you open the lid. 

    As soon as they have a better option, I’ll buy it. 

    Been waiting twenty years though. 

    Still puzzled by how much trouble people have with the thing


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,608
    Done this twice: sandblasting. It works 


    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

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