UDS paint question

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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Rev.Mike » November 24th, 2013, 9:36 pm

seems once you get going on a build, the more ideas come to ya!, sometimes its easy to get carried away! :LG: like that folding shelf



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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » January 4th, 2014, 6:04 pm

I don't seem to find much time to work on these drums but I am basically to the paint stage and I can't find anywhere warm enough to paint right now. I did have a question: I built a lid out of a disc blade for the little drum, and I went to the hardware store and bought some Rutland fire rope gasket called "Graf-o-glas" or something to that effect. Graphite impregnated fiberglass gasket. 3/8" diameter. Is this what you all use? I dug it out of the package and saw fiberglass glittering in the sunlight all through the air. I'm not too sure I want this near my food, but also I wondered if seasoning the smoker might coat the gasket with a good layer of grease and smoke and essentially seal the rope up. What are your thoughts?

Also, do you guys use fire rope in the groove of a standard drum lid, or is the somewhat friction fit good enough?



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Re: UDS paint question

Post by HARRY BARKER » January 4th, 2014, 6:28 pm

i painted mine while it was burnin


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » January 4th, 2014, 8:11 pm

I'm more worried about the fire rope at this point.

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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Smokeone » January 4th, 2014, 9:27 pm

I don't about the rope you have, but if it has loose fiber, I would be skeptical. As for the standard lid, no rope is required.


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Re: Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » January 4th, 2014, 10:08 pm

Smokeone wrote:I don't about the rope you have, but if it has loose fiber, I would be skeptical. As for the standard lid, no rope is required.
So where do you get regular safe fire rope?



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Re: UDS paint question

Post by The Czar » January 4th, 2014, 10:11 pm

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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Gizmo » January 5th, 2014, 6:57 am

See DC knows a guy …. :D


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Smokeone » January 5th, 2014, 8:46 am

Yes he does!


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » January 5th, 2014, 10:38 am

The rope there look like the same stuff I bought. Graphite impregnated fiberglass rope. Different brand though. Do you guys use it one cooking chamber doors, etc where it would be close to the food? If you do and haven't had a problem I'll use what I got. If you are only using the rope to seal your FB doors and are using Nomex for the CC then I might place an order.

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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Gizmo » January 5th, 2014, 10:48 am

I bet we're all talking about the same stuff but different. :-B

wait …. what? :huh:

I mean this stuff looks the same at a distance but its available both ways: pregnant and not pregnant. I learned early in life there's no such thing as "sort-of-pregnant". Seems the hardware stores all stock the graphite stuff but the stove/fireplace shops stock it without. :-B


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Re: Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » January 5th, 2014, 11:33 am

Gizmo wrote:I bet we're all talking about the same stuff but different. :-B

wait …. what? :huh:

I mean this stuff looks the same at a distance but its available both ways: pregnant and not pregnant. I learned early in life there's no such thing as "sort-of-pregnant". Seems the hardware stores all stock the graphite stuff but the stove/fireplace shops stock it without. :-B
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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Mmmmm » January 5th, 2014, 11:34 am

It's not impregnated yet but it soon will be. It's lubricated already.

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UDS paint question

Post by The Czar » January 5th, 2014, 11:58 am

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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » January 5th, 2014, 3:33 pm

I do not use any rope on my UDS lids and never have had a leak. All I do is remove the gasket that comes with the drum and ut the lid on the drum.


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by BigDaddyJT » February 20th, 2014, 2:24 pm

Curious what type of paint the "Big Name" pit builders? Their cookers always seem to have a glossy finish. I'm looking to paint my drum this weekend and was hoping to use something other than High Temp flat black or white that I see so often. Don't get me wrong the cooker will get greasy and grungy after a few cooks, but it would be nice to have it "bling" for at least little while.

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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » February 20th, 2014, 2:52 pm

Many of them use PGP high temp paint. The stuff is real expensive, but looks nice.


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Rodcrafter » February 20th, 2014, 3:57 pm

Many cookers are insulated, then the outside can be painted with any car paint so you can get those shining colors.


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by BigDaddyJT » February 20th, 2014, 4:25 pm

Thanks for the responses. Looks like it's Rustoleum BBQ paint 1200 degrees. I was just at the local Home Depot and saw they make a High Heat BBQ paint in semi gloss finish. Going to pick up a couple 2 cans of that and a couple cans of flat black BBQ paint as well, to use as primer. It's going to be a busy weekend for sure. The goal is to have it burned, sanded, painted and seasoned Saturday and cooking on Sunday, not sure what yet. Thanks again fellas.

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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Gizmo » February 20th, 2014, 6:24 pm

I wish you luck but I wouldn't rush the curing time on that paint quite that fast. Maybe I'm too conservative but I keep the shop at about 70 for a couple days after I paint before I wheel it out and light it. I think you'll find it's fully cured in 7 days according to the can :D


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » February 20th, 2014, 6:28 pm

I know Smoker Tom recently tried adding hardener to the paint and had great success. The cure time was cut way down and ended up with a much harder durable finish.


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Re: UDS paint question

Post by SmokinFF » February 21st, 2014, 6:16 pm

In the future, check out Napa. They have many different colors of engine enamel. Gloss and semi. :beer:


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Re: UDS paint question

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