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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian B Atlanta View Post
    Rich I followed your thread that was the one you drove 9000 miles for is it not?
    If you look at the lower right edge of my control panel you see a ding or something when I looked at your build it almost looked like you had the same thing not really sure what would have done that. I think might take some caliper black paint with a foam brush the Jeff trick to cover that bit of rust. Let me ask also is everyone painting the bottom of the fireboxes my rails have some rust thinking of hitting them with a rust treatment hit it with some high heat primer then the ultra. Would tape the opening to the firebox obviously with paper to make sure not paint gets in there.
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    Take the firebox out of the frame to paint the outside only, that way you can inspect the frame and paint the inside of the rails for more protection. The bolt that holds the firebox in is a special bolt and will more then likely snap when you try to remove it. Just use a smaller size SS bolt and nut to secure the firebox.
    I'm assuming you are referring to the rails that hold the large drip tray. I just shot mine with the HH paint no need to use primer.
    As far as the control panel goes I have three of them and they all look like that.

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    Rich yes mine snapped on the left side right at the firebox an idiot did not realize there was a nut on the inside of the firebox cause there was something that looked like it but worked out great hit both sides with pb blaster then I was still able to grab what was left of that nut worked it back and forth and it came out so all good.

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    Bob kind of what I am doing took it all apart except for the frame had issues with the side lids but good now snapped the bolt on the left side but got lucky. I am not going to take the frame apart its solid will not going to take a chance they frame bolts snap so will just spray over them in place. Spent Sunday getting the lid clean inside and out painful to say the least wife not helping got most of the inside done simple green razor blades still got some gunk to get off wife said it was not finished cause there was still some gunk inside she wants it shiny does not get it one cook and not so much. Learned a long time ago do not argue with your wife she signed up for this she loved the redhead so spending time on the restore is not an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian B Atlanta View Post
    Bob kind of what I am doing took it all apart except for the frame had issues with the side lids but good now snapped the bolt on the left side but got lucky. I am not going to take the frame apart its solid will not going to take a chance they frame bolts snap so will just spray over them in place. Spent Sunday getting the lid clean inside and out painful to say the least wife not helping got most of the inside done simple green razor blades still got some gunk to get off wife said it was not finished cause there was still some gunk inside she wants it shiny does not get it one cook and not so much. Learned a long time ago do not argue with your wife she signed up for this she loved the redhead so spending time on the restore is not an issue.
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    Brian, how is the project going ????
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    Dave, going slowly but going ok, almost have the inside of the lid done wondering if I was better off using easy off instead of the simple green its caked and I mean caked but with my razor blade scraper and the steel wool getting there. On the lid the back where it meets box caked on beyond believe getting there also the rest of the lid should be easy not much I assume you should not use the razor blade on the back of the lid to get that junk off would have helped but was afraid to do it.

    The large drip tray the top flat piece has a lot of rust the inside good, can I just wire brush that and hit it with the high heat ultra worried about it. Have some other stuff to ask about will do it later.

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    Brian,
    I used a single edge razor blade on the complete inside of the lid as well as on the outside back where there was caked on grease, just be sure to change the blade often as you don't want to push a dull blade against the porcelain and do irreversible damage.

    Jeff

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    Thanks Jeff not much to remove back there worked on it for many hours as I said still some to go.

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    You can use a razor blade on the entire lid, even the outside red part. Of course, apply common sense and make sure that the tip/end of the razor doesn't dig into anything. I've tried using Easy Off once or twice and have to say that it never seemed to get me very far.
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    Looking at this from a car detailer's prospective, I'd almost bet the frame (and most other painted surfaces) could be restored with a microfiber applicator and a bottle of cleaner wax - or better yet, a bottle of Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0. (provided there's no rust)

    I recommend a clean microfiber cloth for removal.
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