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Author Topic: C code 14.5" 1880 restore  (Read 6713 times)

TheDude

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2016, 03:55:38 PM »
@SteveZ you and your beer are always welcome. I think this might be the only piece that will hold a candle to your stuff though.
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DonoBBQ

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2016, 06:03:27 PM »
Thats pretty cool. Get the legs and door sandblasted and chromed and you have a brand new smoker!
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TheDude

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2016, 07:29:37 PM »
On a older cooker, I like a matt finish on the steel parts.
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TheDude

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2016, 07:49:29 PM »
I'm to a point, that I'm torn. She's cleaned up to a point, she's usable and looks 36 years young but not pristine. Still pretty rusty on the legs and door. I kinda like that you can tell her age. Do I take her to her former glory, or leave he legacy? She will be cooked on either way.
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Bob BQ

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2016, 09:57:02 PM »
Help us help you… show some pics!  8)
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TheDude

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2016, 10:01:56 AM »
Told you guys I was in no hurry with this one. More pics will come though.

Question. Do you guys dilute CLR when you use it? If so, how much?
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TheDude

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2016, 09:15:04 PM »
Door soaking in evavpo-rust.

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Neil_VT00

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2016, 06:10:18 AM »
Question. Do you guys dilute CLR when you use it? If so, how much?

I always dilute CLR based on this:
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Place the ash pan in the container and begin to fill with warm water. Once the water has submerged the pan, add in 1/2 – 1 Cup of CLR and then just let it soak…
http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-charcoal-grill-restoration/ash-pan-clean-up-and-polish-procedure/

What are you going to use the CLR for or are you now using evaporust instead? How did the door come out?



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TheDude

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2016, 01:07:10 PM »
Didn't hardly do shit. Any suggestions guys?
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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2016, 01:08:45 PM »
How long did it soak for? I've had nothing but success with full 24hr soaking in evaporust. It was submerged though.
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Neil_VT00

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2016, 02:09:44 PM »
What's the door made of on WSMs that age? Is the discoloration  rust or baked on grease?


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TheDude

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2016, 03:26:24 PM »
About 14 gummi. I'll try longer. Door is steel. It's rust. Don't think the thing was used more than a couple times, then sat aside for a few decades.
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Neil_VT00

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2016, 04:50:08 PM »
I'd say do a longer soak and have it submerged in liquid this time.  I've seen some pretty nasty stuff come out of an evaporust bath sparkly clean.
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TheDude

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2016, 09:26:29 PM »
A full soak made a huge difference. Wish I had taken a pic after the paper towel treatment.

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TheDude

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Re: C code 14.5" 1880 restore
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2016, 09:27:00 PM »


Still needs some 0000 treatment.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2016, 09:29:27 PM by TheDude »
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