Stove Repaint Day

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Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
1,013
Massachusetts
We had a nice crisp and dry fall day today so I decided it was final time to sand off the dog drool rust and repaint my insert. I used the SBI OEM Metallic Black and thankfully didn't have any issues at all unlike earlier this sprint when I was redoing the ash lip... that was REALLY annoying. After a few coats I'm happy with the results and also know that moving forward it's not too bad a project. This is good because I fully anticipate having to do it again next year lol.

Now we just have to suffer through the curing process for a day or two when we light up. Probably another 1 to 1.5 months for us, we'll let the heat pump work until it's below 40 at night.

Before (it was worse than it looks, this this after a little test sanding):

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Process:

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After:

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The reason I had to do all this:

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,555
South Puget Sound, WA
That will last a week or two. This may take a gloss finish that is easy to wipe clean, or a dogface bra.
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
1,013
Massachusetts
That will last a week or two. This may take a gloss finish that is easy to wipe clean, or a dogface bra.

Haha yeah it's true. My main goal is to stop the rust though rather than for looks. I'll evaluate next season and see what I can do. He doesn't get it in season because it's so hot he stays away so maybe a fire place screen in the off-season to keep him away. We'll see. I don't want to deprive him of his favorite summer spot on the cold steel Ember guard.