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    Dave has probably done 50 to my 1, but here’s a finished Silver A

    I wouldn’t doubt that Dave in KC has turned out 50 grills in the time it has taken me to finish my first Weber gas grill full restoration in quite a while.



    It’s a 2005 Silver A I picked up for free. Replaced all the internals, as might be expected. But other than the cabinet bottom (replaced new thanks to Dave’s recommendation), I was able to deal with all the remaining rust issues with Eastwood Encapsulater and repainting.

    How do like my replacement handles for the doors?



    The original Weber ones are just chrome plated steel and rusted out. I bought a box of these on Amazon for this grill, my Platinum and future projects. The box cost about what one Weber regular steel handle would have.

    I got this done just in time to put in our organization’s huge furniture sell off. A bunch of tire kickers but no serious interest. I was, however, able to sell an upgraded Jumbo Joe for full price after the guy’s wife said “I want it!”

    I am holding out for $265. Just listed on OfferUp and linked on my wife’s FaceBook. Will get it on Craigslist and FaceBook Marketplace soon.

    https://offerup.co/p6y1AGzzuY

    Here are some before and after pictures:






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    Here's my write-up:



    If you were wondering about the grates, they are 6mm Hisencn I got for $30 on Amazon to replace the chipped up porcelain-coated cast iron grates. No, they aren't spectacular, but for this entry-level grill they are still a step up:



    I also am experimenting with the hood sides. I wire-brushed them off, but in spite of a lot of work I failed to get the last remnants of texturing off (some was already missing). I painted and did NOT like how it looked at all. So, I waited a week and covered the high heat black with texture paint and then painted with high heat black again. It isn't perfect, but I really like the closer to stock look a lot:



    Because I was hurrying to get this grill done by this morning for the sale, I wasn't able to do a proper burn-off. I will do that carefully and report my results. I can live with a small amount of bubbling, but if it turns into a mess, than I guess I am NOT finished and the grinder comes out again!
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    Wow, you did a great job on this grill! It’s a beauty!

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    NICE WORK! WOW!!! I have 2 or 3 of these currently waiting patiently their turns
    to be redone. I can only hope they look half that good when I am finished.
    Jon, excellent job on the write up. I may need to borrow that idea for some
    future turns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave in KC View Post
    NICE WORK! WOW!!! I have 2 or 3 of these currently waiting patiently their turns
    to be redone... I may need to borrow that idea for some
    future turns.
    I borrow yours, too! That's what makes sharing here so much help. I have learned so much from others here, and I just hope that what we have accumulated can help other avoid mistakes and enjoy this hobby more. I am really thankful that our history seems to have been saved with the move to a new host.
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    Nice looking finished product

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    Thats some lovely work, as expected from you. The silver A's are certainly pretty grills, and with the upgrades you did its next level. Those are stainless kitchen cabinet handles? Looks really good!
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    Yah, Jon, that is a great rehab for a flip. I like those handles. Much better than stock. I tend to stay away from the cabinet grills but I would still like a link to those handles in case I need some in the future. Did you grind out the firebox?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave in KC View Post
    I may need to borrow that idea for some
    future turns.
    I'm going to outright copy it!

    I'd ask Jon to cut and paste it so I don't have to type it all, but that would be asking too much.
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    Looks great. Puts my old silver A to shame LOL.

    Particularly good job on the rusty bottom. Most people would give up on it after seeing that

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