Genesis Gold B Restoration

John Johnson-2

New member
Hey guys, this is the first grill I have ever restored, and my first Weber! Well, it's not a full restoration, but it is pretty close. Did this over the past weekend while socially distancing myself. Apologies, but I never took a full before pic of the grill - lesson learned.

I didn't have to replace anything besides the warming rack, and still have to find a couple of the swinging ones for the lid. Once this Corona Virus thing is over, i need to fabricate a new heat shield for the hood, but I need my buddy's shop for that.

I told my buddy who gave me the grill that I need to clean up my propane tank now. Might look for one of those tank covers...

 

Bruce

TVWBB Olympian
Excellent job. I would either leave the existing lid liner as is or I would just rip it out and leave it. Another option is to keep an eye open for another grill to cannibalize the lid from. I never bother to replace those warming racks. They just get in the way most of the time. But, some people really like them.
But, you got yourself an awful nice grill there now with out a lot of investment. I commend you for that.
 

Dave in KC

TVWBB All-Star
That hood liner isn't the prettiest thing in the world but still serviceable.
I would not replace it myself at this point. However, your mention of
a buddy and a shop indicates you may have a low cost way of doing so
that might sway my decision.
 

John Johnson-2

New member
Yeah, I can pretty much get the sheet metal for cost, or if it is scrap he has on hand, I can get it for free. Otherwise, I'll be ripping it out before too long. Opening up and cleaning out all the valves today - forgot about them, and they feel a little dry and sticking. Gonna be like butter!

Also cleaned and lubed up the propane scale. Not much too it, but it slides a little nicer now too.

Has anyone ever had any luck refinishing the top of a stainless cover? I mean like a true refinish, not just a polish? Mine has some scratches I would like to try to remove, but I don't want to do more damage than good, and it is somewhat livable now...
 

John Johnson-2

New member
Hey guys - I was wondering if anyone could help me out on what to do here. The back of the SS hood has what I assume is baked on grease or carbon. It feels like stucco, and I tried scraping some off with a nylon wedge, but nothing came off. Any ideas on how to get this stuff off? The first pic is with a flash, and doesn't show quite how dark it is. The second is with no flash and is closer to how it looks.

Back - 001.jpgBack - 002.jpg
 

Bruce

TVWBB Olympian
I would try some oven cleaner and Green 3m scratchy pads, but make sure you scrub in the direction of the grain in the metal.
 

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