Powder coating

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Powder coating

Post by Smokeazy » April 28th, 2016, 4:46 pm

Hi guys, is regular powder coating good enough on my GV smoker, or do I need high temp. coating. The powder coater is hesitant to do regular powder coating as he does not think it will stand up to the heat. He claims the high temp coating only comes in black...(booorrring).. It has to be red in my eyes...any advice???


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Re: Powder coating

Post by Pete Mazz » April 28th, 2016, 6:21 pm

According to other builders, only the frame around the FB door gets hot enough to discolor the steel. The rest of the smoker is just warm to the touch.


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Re: Powder coating

Post by Weldun » April 28th, 2016, 7:05 pm

I recently completed my mini gf and took some temperature readings prior to painting, I didn't skimp anywhere on insulation and every piece of square tube is stuffed with ceramic insulation. After 4 hours at 250* Fahrenheit measured rack temperature the ash box framework reached 362* and the charcoal chute lid varied between 180* and 190* although if you allow the charcoal to run out this temp will rise because there is no charcoal left between the burning coals and chute lid.


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Re: Powder coating

Post by Richb » April 29th, 2016, 10:53 am

I power coated mine. It is candy red over a silver viening (hammer finish). This is NOT the high temp powder coating. The powder coater was also concerned about the heat issues. I had to assure him that it was heavily insulated. I also added additional insulation around the fire box to help with possible problems.

Upon using the smoker t does get hot enough to to cause some white hazing to the coating around the fire box. However it just wipes off, so far. I did have the temp get away from me one time, I left the firebox door open too long while starting it up. It did smooth the finish around the firebox, but after wiping off the white haze the color and finish was still fine. Just smooth to the touch now. Other than that I've had no problems with the finish. I'll see how it does over time.

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Post by The Czar » April 29th, 2016, 3:03 pm

That's an awesome and deep color...love it


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Post by forty_creek » April 29th, 2016, 10:21 pm

Yea That^^^^^^^


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Post by Stewart » April 30th, 2016, 6:56 am

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Re: Powder coating

Post by Smokeazy » April 30th, 2016, 10:35 am

Thanks for all your help, I will also go with the regular powder coating as my GF cooker is also well insulated,tubes and shell, although I did not add any additional insulation around the firebox and charcoal chamber, which in hind site would have been a great idea I need color....so here goes nothing,,I will let you all know how it works out, Thanks again

Richb, your smoker looks awesome,good luck and keep on cookin!!!!


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Re: Powder coating

Post by Squiggle » April 30th, 2016, 9:25 pm

That red is awesome, the red & black goes well.

Can't wait for the pics of yours Smokeazy. :kewl:


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Re: Powder coating

Post by Pete Mazz » July 19th, 2016, 5:37 am

Here's Smokeazy's GF after finally getting it back from powder coating.

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Re: Powder coating

Post by Dirtytires » July 19th, 2016, 10:14 am

Red is good. Keep us posted as to how it holds up....this question comes up a lot.

Looks great....congrats!



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Re: Powder coating

Post by PigDaddy » July 20th, 2016, 11:07 am

Man that is a nice look GF! love it!


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Post by Rodcrafter » July 21st, 2016, 1:30 pm

Heck, yes that's nice!


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Post by Squiggle » July 22nd, 2016, 7:17 pm

Wow, looks super spunky dude! :beer:


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Re: Powder coating

Post by KarateDoc » July 31st, 2016, 7:45 am

If you don't mind telling, what did you pay for powder coating?


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