May offer $100..is this rust treatable?

Ken I

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2008 Genesis...Some rust inside the cab. Can this rust be removed and painted?
 

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BPratt

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2008 Genesis...Some rust inside the cab. Can this rust be removed and painted?
Hi Ken, It doesn't look too bad. You would have to deal with it soon to slow the rot process.

This looks like a Natural Gas model. Just make sure that is what you want. It is probably easier to deal with the rust than try to convert fuel sources.
 

Bruce

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Sure it can. But keep in mind that once you take the cabinet apart, you are likely to find rust in the seams with the sides and back along with the lower legs. That being said, that grill is in pretty good shape for a 2008 and probably a decent rehab candidate if the price isn't too high.
 

Dan Leighton

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Bruce is on the money about this being a NG grill. The LP models had a round cutout in the bottom panel to hold the LP tank, also a hole in the right side panel for the regulator line, plus an internal tank scale. Looking at the photo you posted, carefully check out where the casters push into the tubes which are part of the L+R frame. I'd point out those rust areas and check the underneath part of the bottom panel. Parts are readily available for this grill and pretty interchangable for model years 2007 thru 2010.
 

Ken I

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Offered him 100$. He says he just listed and will wait to see if he gets a better offer. He is asking 190$ so I totally get it.
 

LMichaels

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Honestly that really is nothing. Properly treated now it would be easy and if done right never come back
 

Dan Leighton

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Ken:
I think your offer is on the money. I paid $100 each for two LP versions of this grill that I picked up in the last two years. Keep checking his listings and I'd check in with him in a week if it is still posted. One was a gift for my son and on as a parts grill to keep our two grills going in great shape.
 

LMichaels

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You know you will not get it because even if some one else comes along and offers say $90 he'll say I know I can get at least $100 from the other guy so the $90 offer will become $110 and you'll miss out. If you really want it, approach the person and say "look what's the rock bottom you will do?" If you can't meet on that than walk away
 

Ken I

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He says the bars are SS
 

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Bruce

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In a way I agree with Larry. If you really want that grill, then try to come up with a deal now. Otherwise, it will probably play out like larry describes. But, don't over pay more than you really want to. If you can't get down to a figure that works for you, then do as Dan says and sit on it for a while then approach him again knowing it could sell in the mean time.
Buy you are doing good by not falling into the trap where people think this is the last $100 Genesis E3xx grill I will ever see again.
 

Ken I

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I’m thinking with an NG he may have a hard time selling it. I will probably hold out until it is gone 😂
 

Dan Leighton

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Ken:
Who really cares what the flavorizer bars are made out of as long as they are functional. They are dirt cheap to replace (once they have holes) and never look great anyways. Viewing the entire grill with the additional photos you posted, if you want the convenience of a sideburner, and it is truly a NG grill than you might consider going up to $120 since a NG grill with the sideburner wasn't all that common. Plenty in the LP models which had even bigger rust issues. For that price the igniter, burners should work and be intact. Also know that those are cast iron grates, not stainless steel. I use my sideburner about twice a month since it keeps the house cooler if everything cooking is outside. Also, these were the last of the E-W burner configuration you can use a rotisserie with effectively. Again, if you feel comfortable reach out to him after it has been posted for awhile. Just know, that conversion from NG to LP isn't easy other than swapping out the manifold. Ask LMichaels and Bruce about that and how it rapidly spirals into a money pit.
 

LMichaels

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The seller is viewing the SS bars as an "upgrade" or value added feature. Honestly looking at that thing if it's not gonna be a flipper It's worth $150 easy give the shape it's in. That's a nice looking grill IMO
 

Dan Leighton

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Well, at this point, I'd give him you best and final offer, let him know you are interested, and make sure he has your contact info. Good luck on getting that grill.
 

BobH-SCW

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I agree with Bruce and Larry. I had the 2006 propane version from new, gave to my son when we moved. It was-and still is-a terrific grill! In fact just set my son up with some RCP bars and since he got new burners its like new. If you're going to keep it and not flip it, make your best compromise deal with him and go for it! I'm with Larry and would go as high as $150. Not many around in that good a shape I bet.
 

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