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Just cleaned up the rust on my Empress

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by srjtr7, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. srjtr7

    srjtr7 Member

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    When I went to clean my Empress for the first time. (I had it installed last year) I had rust inside.

    Many people gave me suggestions here on what to do. I decided to clean, sand, scrape and paint.

    I used Hi temp stove paint that I got from the pellet stove place that I bought my stove from.

    I know for the first few times I run the stove it will stink.

    How do you think I did?

    Will this protect it from rust?

    Will the paint just burn off?


    Here it is before.

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    During cleanup

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    After

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  2. Czech

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    Excellent job! I just did the same to my Castile with the same results. I don't think the paint will last long in the those areas with a lot of flame contact, but I've burned mine quite a few times and a still looks great.
  3. srjtr7

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    how long do you think I should wait until I fire it up?
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    very nice job. Do you think this is something that needs to be done now and then for looks?
  5. Czech

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    Don't take my advice, I waited a few hours and thought it would 'cure' quicker with a little heat. Ended up re-doing the sides. A day or so probably should be fine I would think. Fire sure looks pretty now with a black background. For looks and good maint imho.
  6. srjtr7

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    I only had my stove for one year and it was rusting and looked bad to me. I might have put 15 bags through it.

    I did it so 1. it would look good. and 2. so that I could make sure the stove last as long as possible and does not rust out.

    Not that I mind doing it.....but I wish they told me about this when I bought it.

    I allready fire it up.

    I let the panels sit in the sun for a few hours. Installed them waited a few hours and then started it on low for a hour.

    Then medium for 2 hours.

    I will take it apart tommorow and see if any of the paint looks different.
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