The BBQ was cleaned with my powerwasher to prep it for new paint. I lightly rubbed the smoker down with 00 steel wool when it dried to prep the surface. The handles were rotten and removed. Upon inspection the metal looks pretty clean and unrusted, and all the parts are in good cosmetic condition other than some of the paint being baked off.
Step 2: First & Second coat
I have a love for orange and copper colors, so I went with a tough 650 degree engine block paint. The brand is VHT and they have some really great color varieties. I did two coats to get good coverage. The color is burnt metallic copper and was about $8 a can at autoparts store. I used 1.5 cans for 2 coats. A little excessive but I wanted a good cover coat. If I had to do all over again I'd use 2 - $3 cans of Krylon BBQ black as a base coat and use the more expensive VHT as a top coat/detail paint, but this was a lesson learned in the process. :)
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