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Walchit

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Shou sugi ban handle refinish
« on: August 31, 2019, 10:02:12 AM »
Thanks to a member here sending me some handles, I decided to do some refinishing today. Thanks again @smokeyjoe ! They were 2 from a GA grill, and in pretty decent shape. I should have done them at the same time, because they didnt come out as uniform as I would have liked. If your not worried about saving the weber lettering then you can be a little more thorough and they come out really nice.

Basically sanded off most of the old finish, filled in the lettering with black sharpie, then burned them with a torch. Then hit them with a wire brush, sanded them a little and hit them with the brush again. And applied this "barn red" stain. Waited about a minute and wiped it off. They have a blue color too, I'm about to do the one touch plus hamdles one of these days. They looked so good that I went out and scavenged the handles off of my red head too. Probably gonna become wsm handles too. My plans for the 2 from smokeyjoe are to go on the new 22" wsm. I didnt take many pics, I will try to do a better write up when I do the otp if anyone is interested.
I guess I didnt take a pic before sanding off the finish, but one was in perfect shape, one was close.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2019, 05:18:34 PM by Walchit »

MagnoliaTom

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Re: Shou sugi ban handle refinish
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 11:25:55 AM »
Those look good! Forgive my ignorance but how do you remove the handles that are riveted on? Just drill them out? Once you do that, how do they get reattached?


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Walchit

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Re: Shou sugi ban handle refinish
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 05:14:35 PM »
I'm pretty sure if you buy your handle from grill handle.com it comes with something to replace the rivets. I havent done one yet, so I'm not sure.

I did that one while it was still on the kettle.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2019, 05:17:22 PM by Walchit »

Walchit

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Re: Shou sugi ban handle refinish
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 05:38:22 PM »
Here is what the stain looks like if you dont burn the handles first. Just sand, fill in with sharpie, sand again, and stain. I will put poly on everything tomorrow. Shout out to @SteveMBH for sending the handles.

Walchit

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Re: Shou sugi ban handle refinish
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 04:36:32 AM »
Here is the stain and sharpie I used

Walchit

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Re: Shou sugi ban handle refinish
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2019, 10:06:19 AM »
Gonna see how many coats of poly I can get on these things today.

SteveMBH

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Re: Shou sugi ban handle refinish
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 03:42:10 AM »
How many coats did you end up getting on?


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Walchit

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Re: Shou sugi ban handle refinish
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 04:30:46 AM »
2 lol. But they look pretty good.

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Re: Shou sugi ban handle refinish
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2019, 07:20:21 AM »
Looks really good, well done.
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Walchit

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Re: Shou sugi ban handle refinish
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2019, 06:14:55 PM »
I went ahead and did the c code handle, no poly though. I think I like it better without it.