Some of our grill models have painted components, and whether a grill is damaged or just well loved, it may become desirable to repaint or touch-up these parts of the grill.
NOTE: Paint should NOT be applied to porcelain enameled components.
Examples of porcelain enameled components include, but are not limited to:
Charcoal Kettle bowls & lids
Certain gas grill lid shrouds (the center portion of the lid)
SmokeFire lid and bottom shrouds (the center portion of the lid and cookbox)
Over time the paint on cast aluminum parts may oxidize due to aging, weathering, grease, marinades, or harsh cleaning solutions. We recommend sanding these areas with fine sandpaper or steel wool and spraying the part with a high temperature rated spray paint. High temperature rated spray paint is available at almost any hardware store.
High temperature rated spray paint should be used only on the outside of the grill.
Often times, the frame components of a grill are made of painted steel. A high temperature rated spray paint will also work on the frame components.
The lids and bowls of our charcoal kettles, as well as the center shroud portion of many of our gas grills, are coated in porcelain enamel. Porcelain enamel is essentially baked on glass, which is very different than paint. If the porcelain enamel has become damaged, replacing the affected part is the only solution. Paint of any type should NOT be used on damaged or chipped porcelain enamel.
Many models feature stainless steel components. If the stainless steel becomes damaged replacing the part is the only solution, however, minor corrosion can typically be cleaned off. With a non-toxic, non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner or polish designed for use on outdoor products and grills, use a microfiber cloth to clean in the direction of the grain of the stainless steel.
Note: Do not use paper towels, and do not risk scratching your stainless steel with abrasive pastes. Pastes do not clean or polish. They will change the color of the metal by removing the top chromium oxide film coating.