Advice on Painting a smoker trailer

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Advice on Painting a smoker trailer

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » December 28th, 2017, 9:47 pm

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I am currently in the process of reworking an old utility trailer for my smoker build.

I have noticed a lot of guys using nice paint schemes TQ, Frank, etc.

What is the go to painting Process? Paint type, any primer? Spray on brush on etc. I wanna make my set up look as good as some of the others.

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Re: Advice on Painting a smoker trailer

Post by Big T » December 28th, 2017, 10:38 pm

The nicer looking trailers are usually primed and sprayed (HVLP) with automotive paint. The pits themselves are painted with high temp paint, no primer.


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Post by Squiggle » January 6th, 2018, 7:13 pm

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Re: Advice on Painting a smoker trailer

Post by McBroom » March 27th, 2018, 11:17 am

Big T wrote:The nicer looking trailers are usually primed and sprayed (HVLP) with automotive paint. The pits themselves are painted with high temp paint, no primer.
Big T, would a VHT primer rated for up to 2000* be ok for a primer on the FB and CC??
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Re: Advice on Painting a smoker trailer

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » March 27th, 2018, 2:10 pm

Also Big T,

The only high temp rated primers I can find are rattle cans. For obvious reasons, id like a brush on/ spray on sized quart container. Can you point me in the direction of high temp primers available in brush on sizes?

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Re: Advice on Painting a smoker trailer

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » March 27th, 2018, 2:11 pm

NVMD. I just read your last post. No primer on the pit.

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Post by McBroom » March 27th, 2018, 7:32 pm

Big T,

Thank you for clarifying the primer debate for me. I’m excited about getting my pit ready for seasoning then on to cooking


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Re: Advice on Painting a smoker trailer

Post by Big T » March 27th, 2018, 7:49 pm

I know that the rustoleum doesn't recommend using a primer but I'm not sure about any other high temp paint. I haven't had any issues with the paint flaking or turning loose on the CC but the FB burns off every now and then. I'm pretty sure nothing will stay on the FB for too long as it gets too hot so I hit it with a wire brush and spray it again when it starts looking too rusty.


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