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Painting burn pot/ impingment baffle

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by biohill, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. biohill

    biohill Member

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    I just cleaned off all the rust from my burnpot/wearplate and baffle. Can I use rustoluem high heat to coat them? Thanks for any help!

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  2. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    I`d use flat wall paint myself.
    John
  3. biohill

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    seriously, can the rustoleum high heat handle being exposed to a direct flame?
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The paint is just going to burn. Somewhere around its advertised limit which is around 1200 degrees. Better to just coat the pieces with a light coating of vegetable oil or spray some PAM on them which is the same thing.
  5. MrMike115

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    The paint won't last once you burn, but will keep rust away until then. Put a bag of "DAMP GONE" by Rutland in the unit till you start using the stove.
    Rustoleum paint is too oily, use Stovebright hi temp instead.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    If you use Stove Bright use that acetone based, brain damaging stuff outdoors!
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    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    I have re-painted pellet units with Stove Bright. It holds up just fine. The parts usually turn white/grey from all the ash but I have not seen the paint peel off.
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    you could use stove paint to attenuate the rust for the off season , if surface rust try this as well; open a box of baking soda and set it in the burn pot , during the off season , this will act as a dessicant and absorb moisture that may become trapped in the unit , a dry unit is less likely to rust during non use than one which has trapped humidity in it. hope this helps
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