Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: 24 hour fix and flip project: Q320

  1. #1
    TVWBB Super Fan JKim in MA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    411

    24 hour fix and flip project: Q320

    This grill popped up for sale just 15 minutes from my house, and I was able to pick it up the following morning. As I had some free time to spare, I decided to clean it up a bit (not a full-scale rehab) for resale.

    The good:

    1) The grates were in very good shape, just needed a thorough cleaning
    2) Even the electric starter worked
    3) Cheap

    The bad:

    1) the firebox was pretty dirty
    2) the burners were plugged up and the grill would top out at 400 degrees.

    I only have the after pics:









    The eventual buyer contacted me within 90 minutes of the ad being posted and sold for the full asking price, netting me a triple-digit profit. This was a nice grill!
    2004 Genesis Gold C, Q200, 1999 Performer; 2009 22" 2008 18" , Copper Premium 22" Projects: 1992 Genesis 2, 2002 Genesis Gold C

  2. #2
    TVWBB All-Star Jon Tofte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Hobe Sound, Florida
    Posts
    1,343
    JKim,
    Great home run! Not as easy to do with a Q where the top end is somewhat limited. The buyer made out fine with a very nice grill that will give years of service with just some reasonable care.
    Genesis Platinum Silver C Q1200"Flat-top" 26 Kettle Red,Black 22s Black '74 18, SJ. Projects: Skyline & 2 many others!

  3. #3
    TVWBB Emerald Member Bruce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    3,108
    Sounds like you got a great deal and the new owner got a great deal. Nice job.
    Grills and guns are a lot alike. While one would usually suffice and you can only use one a time, each grill/gun is better in certain situations.

  4. #4
    TVWBB Emerald Member LMichaels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Rockford IL
    Posts
    3,422
    Good job. The 320 is a nice grilling machine

  5. #5
    TVWBB 1-Star Olympian Rich Dahl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Prescott Valley, Arizona
    Posts
    11,702
    I'm really not much of a Q fan but that as you said it is a nice grill. You did a nice job and a nice profit, well done.
    "Rescuing just one dog won't change the world, but it surely will change the world for that one dog."

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    20
    What method did you use to clean the firebox?
    Weber Q3200 and Q2200

  7. #7
    TVWBB Super Fan JKim in MA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    411
    A razor blade and then some steel wool.

    In the past, I have used my angle grinder and wire cup brush on a different Q grill that I rehabbed.

    The wire cup brush yields better results if the grease is baked on, but I went with a low tech method for this one because the it wasn't quite baked on yet.
    2004 Genesis Gold C, Q200, 1999 Performer; 2009 22" 2008 18" , Copper Premium 22" Projects: 1992 Genesis 2, 2002 Genesis Gold C

  8. #8
    TVWBB Member Ryan RS in Mass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    South Shore, MA
    Posts
    76
    Saw that one come up too, figured one of you guys nabbed it.
    We must not live too far from each other as this is now the second grill I've seen get listed that you have picked up.

    I will soon have my own Q300 for sale.

    I guess this gives me hope that I will actually be able to get something decent for it price-wise, as I have not noticed them selling for triple digits in our area before.

    Congrats on the find, the nice rehab and the sale.
    Silver A Fixed-Up Freebie | Silver B "Cape Grill" Minor Refurb | Q300 (For Sale Soon) | Silver B Freebie Parts/Fix/We'll See

  9. #9
    TVWBB Super Fan
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Palatine, IL
    Posts
    252
    Quote Originally Posted by JKim in MA View Post
    A razor blade and then some steel wool.

    In the past, I have used my angle grinder and wire cup brush on a different Q grill that I rehabbed.

    The wire cup brush yields better results if the grease is baked on, but I went with a low tech method for this one because the it wasn't quite baked on yet.
    I generally use my power washer, but I have all the parts to make a homemade sandblaster. I hope that can be a little more aggressive, but in a controlled way. I have walnut shells as the blast media.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •