I started taking my grill apart today. As you all know, it's a pain. For some reason I cannot get a socket or anything else on the bolt holding the fire box in. Annoying, because I'm pretty sure the nut inside the box will turn.
Thanks, that may work too. After all the money I already spent on new parts, the thought of having to pay someone to fix this makes me want to scream!Welding and grinding the rust would be the best prep for powder coating, but they also make powder friendly fillers for rough spots like that.
You can use one of the Rust Encapsulators. That is what they are made for and they do a great job. But it is usually best to remove the rust and reprime/repaint if it is feasible.Thanks Bruce, is it ok to paint over light surface rust, or does that end up being a problem? I was just looking for another grill yesterday, although I'm not sure why. I guess you can't have too many parts on hand for this kind of thing.