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crazej36

  • Smokey Joe
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cleaning and restoration
« on: July 25, 2014, 01:21:42 AM »
There is a winter grilling guide but no cleaning and restoration guide in the resource section ? Seems odd. There is lots of great tips and tricks posted if you can find them. would make sense to have a quick reference. Also if there was a buying your first CL/ebay kettle guide would help the new guys like my self a bunch .
91 kettle black , 22.5 OTG black, 18.5 OTS black, 76 Red Head MBH, 18.5in Smokey Mountain .

Wirides

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: cleaning and restoration
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 04:05:45 AM »
I agree! What products / techniques work best for cleaning up the kettle would be great!

1buckie

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Re: cleaning and restoration
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 06:39:13 AM »


 It kind of goes in pieces at this point....

Rust removal is in one, aluminum polishing in another, wheel rehab in another....

I try to set these aside & copy the links as they come up, and Gummi & others do collect these too, but it might end up being quite a lot to cram all into one thread.....

Some aspects also end up as articles on the main page, useful, but unseen if you're barreling around in the forums looking for ideas.....

We'll see if we can maybe get it a bit more clear & concise....that would be good, I agree !!!!


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"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

Troy

  • Statesman
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Re: cleaning and restoration
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 07:36:17 AM »
Let's put it together. Who wants to help?

1buckie

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Re: cleaning and restoration
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 07:59:50 AM »
Hogsy's Electrolosis for cleaning triangles & other difficult metal parts:
 
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/cleaning-rusty-triangles-using-electrolysis/

Fink Farm, Bottom leg socket repair:
 
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/my-socket-repair/msg15802/#msg15802
 
JoCool. Add-on warming rack style upper grate:
 
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/tinkering-i-love-it!/
 
dazzo, Original style steel ash pan / tool holder:
 
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/my-three-step-weberitis-recovery-program/
 
Purged981, Parts & replacement sources for 7409 ash sweeps:
 
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/7409-parts/
 
Addicted to Smoke, fitting of 7409 ash sweeps in Performer:
 
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/my-new-7409-'one-touch'-replacement-blades-aren't-right/
 
 Direct Drive, Weber parts number reference (could be left open for add-ons):
 
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/weber-parts-reference/
 
 
 LightingBoltz, Leaning Performer correction:
 
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/the-cause-of-the-lean/


Mark Schnell......0000 or 000 Steel wool:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/000-steel-wool-promise-me-it'll-be-okay!/

Gummi.......Ash catcher polishing:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/ash-catcher-restoration-using-bench-grinder/msg33414/?topicseen#msg33414

This last one's a good running start.....

Mike Stavilund.......Kettle Cleaning Tips:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/kettle-cleaning-tips/


Some of these seem like mods,. but also answer the question; "What to do with the spare parts you come up with & how to clean them for re-use"............


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"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

Troy

  • Statesman
  • Posts: 9320
Re: cleaning and restoration
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 08:40:18 AM »
ok, so we have the content.

Who wants to help clean it up and make it organized and presentable for the main site?

1buckie

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Re: cleaning and restoration
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 08:52:52 AM »
Several things about putting it on the front page......

If it's a weekly post, it soon gets lost in the shuffle......

If it's tagged along with the wooden handles and age guide, it would be more accessible, but needs to be in a different form to be readable / workable.................

If put in the "Technical Reference Guide", it might be best accessed, perhaps with a link from the Age Guide & Handles area on the front page also........


IMHO, how info gets logged & made available,  needs to be thought out before it gets thrown up.........
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

Troy

  • Statesman
  • Posts: 9320
Re: cleaning and restoration
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2014, 09:12:34 AM »
Several things about putting it on the front page......

If it's a weekly post, it soon gets lost in the shuffle......

If it's tagged along with the wooden handles and age guide, it would be more accessible, but needs to be in a different form to be readable / workable.................

If put in the "Technical Reference Guide", it might be best accessed, perhaps with a link from the Age Guide & Handles area on the front page also........


IMHO, how info gets logged & made available,  needs to be thought out before it gets thrown up.........

don't worry about that, we'll put links to all the guides in an easily accessible place :)
I just need help writing, editing, and putting all of this stuff together.

GregS

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Re: cleaning and restoration
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2014, 06:28:57 AM »
i was going to suggest a restoration thread again that could be stickied at the top of the forum, or have it's own sub-forum for people to post threads of their builds/restorations.  i was very surprised to see this didn't exist on a site thats partially about restoring them.

i'd help, but i'm not experienced/knowledgeable enough on them to be accurate.  once i do know the ins and outs i'd be happy to.  i post regularly in a guitar forum and help with restoration/modifications daily. 

it's good to be here!  great forum!!!