Hi, I am fixing up an old gas grill that came with my house. I already
painted the outside and replaced the burners and its great so far. But on
the inside of the grill covers, besides the grease, there was a black
coating they had on them that was peeling. So I took a sander to them and
the inside is down to bare alimunum. Is it alright to leave it that way or
should they be treated some how? I'm hesistant to paint them just because
the high heat paint I used on the outside says it shouldn't be used on
surface that comes in direct contact with flame (although the covers might
not get that much contact with flame I suppose). Any advice would be
There was a bit of rust too and I think the original owners (it hasn't been
used in eight years) might have put something on there that was pealing.
You're probably right though, I think I would have been better off just
scraping it and using some oven cleaner and leaving it alone. Otherwise the
grill looks and works great though. The covers are pretty high and away
from the flames so I'm tempted to paint it but I'll probably just keep an
eye on the aluminum and make sure it doesn't pit/rust or whatever in the
future unless I get another good idea.
alunimum rusts by converting itself to whuite dust. so thats what to
look for. I was told this white dust is its natural state before being
years ago at the henry ford museum I saw lots of edisons inventions
turning to white powder and asked a curator. since then they added a
sophiscted heating and AC system to slow this.
Its primarily a problem in warm moist summer conditions
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