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Re: My 1st Weber Gasser, help with ID
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2018, 05:02:31 AM »
he has skills other than awesome brisket and pork butts, way to go @Rub
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Re: My 1st Weber Gasser, help with ID
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2018, 05:07:00 AM »
Thanks guys. I got the end panels off easily yesterday and got a coat of HHU on the outside. Looks like theyíll benefit from another coat.

I also found the date stamp, thanks @Kneab . I was a little disappointed to see it was an Ď87. I was hoping for Ď85. But regardless Iím enjoying this grill a lot and the resto. New ss bars come in tomorrow. I bought some Olympic stain and sealer in one for the woodwork and Iíll get on that this weekend. I guess Iíll sand and repaint the frame while Iím at it. Thanks again everyone for the tips and help!

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Can't wait to see the finished results.   Sure, 85 would have been great, but this one is still very nice.  One of the oldest ones I have seen.  Don't know if it's in the plans, but you might want to replace the nuts and bolts with SS ones. 


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Re: My 1st Weber Gasser, help with ID
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2018, 01:58:13 PM »
It's been raining every day here for 2 weeks straight, making any resto efforts a challenge. But I think I'm done, for now anyway. First of all thanks to everyone here and at TVWBB for the info and tips. They saved me countless hours of work and research. I am no restoration guru by any stretch of the imagination, so it was all very helpful. And I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

I started by taking all of the wood off and numbering each piece. Then it all got a light sanding and a coat of Olympic Maximum Stain and Sealant in One. I wanted something that would be somewhat weatherproof so my cold beer wouldn't leave a ring. This fits the bill and I really like the color.

The metal brackets that hold the wood all had some rust bubbles under the paint, so I took a razor scrapper to them and exposed everything. I put these parts in some EvapoRust overnight and it dod a pretty good job. I the endcaps off the hood and lightly sanded them with 400 grit, and removed and cleaned the thermometer.

I kept taking parts off the frame until it was completely stripped. I hadn't noticed all of the subterranean rust bubbles under the paint before on the frame, so that added an extra hour or so exposing and scrapping those parts. In hindsight I wish I would have sanded and feathered the good paint to bare metal edges better as they show up some after the repaint. I hit the exposed parts with a Rustoleum product that neutralizes rust, then sprayed the entire cart with their HH Ultra, which was the same thing I used on the end caps. Everything got 2-3 coats.

For the fire box I was going to use Rustoleum HH (1200*) flat, but then I saw they have a 2000* flat with a 'no peel' guarantee. Sounded perfect so I gave it a try. So far so good.

I cleaned up some rust spots on the control panel and hit them with the neutralizer paint, then 0000'd the overspray off. I put everything back together and was damn happy to not have any leftover screws! Oh yeah, I painted all of the hardware too.

Once I had it all together I hooked the tank back up, hit the ignitor, and nothing. Damn, it worked before. I guess it's going to be stick lighters for a while. At least the burners still work.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I was originally going to paint the fire box HHU too, but I like the contrast I get with the flat. I've bought and put in the recommended SS flavorizer bars. Forgot a pic but you know what they look like. All that's left is to probably improve the cook grates with something different, and find a decent cover.

I upgraded my phone/camera recently so I went a little crazy playing with the portrait setting. Here's the finished pics. It's still raining but it let up for 10 minutes and I took some quickly. So here is my 1987 Weber Genesis II, bought for $75 at the estate sale of the deceased former mayor of Winter Garden, FL.

If you look closely you can see the rain beading up, mission accomplished.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2018, 02:01:09 PM by Rub »
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Looks great. Grate job!

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Updated 5/20: My 1st Weber Gasser, help with ID - Finished Pics added
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2018, 03:46:31 PM »
You have Super restorer Skills- looking like new ,Rub.
Thinking to drop some of my kettles for ur RRR love .

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That looks really awesome, Rub.  Great restoration.

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Whoa what a great restoration! Beautiful job Rub!

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Wow, great work! Beautiful

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WOW!!!  Very Nice!!!! [emoji41][emoji106]🏾[emoji106]🏾

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Great job ...

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Really nice restoration, congrats!