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Coal_Man
I'm in the final throws of refurbishing my 426B three burner stove.  De-rusted everything, removed and cleaned all the hardware , primed, and painted the case, burner, and tank.  The only thing left to do is to deal with the two grates (11 3/4" x 12 1/4").   The grates were very dirty and rusty but I've managed to mostly clean them up with soaks in a weak muriatic acid bath and lots of scrubbing with SOS pads.  I'm wondering what others have done to keep them from re-rusting.

It seems replacement grills are not readily available.  Anyone have any success at cutting down a more modern stainless steel grill (from some other stove/barbecue) to fit?
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Gunhippie
I used VHT 2,000F Flat Aluminum paint on mine. It's held up well with a fair amount of use over the last four years.

If you still have the grates off, and they're the same symmetrical grates as the 426A, swap the two sides. This puts the heavily-worn parts that were over the main burner off to the sides, and the little used outer part over that main.

Here's a fair look at the grates:L

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StanDahl
You could try seasoning them, as you would a cast iron skillet. 
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holliswood
Just my 0.02c and I’m by no means a expert:

If you’re going to use it, I’ve had some good results with Pam/Crisco grilling spray. It’s harder to apply to a grate that isn’t removable but is possible. Apply as needed. 
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Coal_Man
StanDahl wrote:
You could try seasoning them, as you would a cast iron skillet. 


Thought about going that route.  How well does the 'seasoning' hold up to the burner flame?
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BSAGuy
Nickle plating if you can find someone to do that.  That's what I did for my 413G grate.
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Coal_Man
BSAGuy wrote:
Nickle plating if you can find someone to do that.  That's what I did for my 413G grate.


Grate (sic) idea.  Might try doing that myself.  Lots of Nickle plating DIY videos on YouTube.
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MotorcycleDan
I used VHT silver paint too. It has held up great in 10 years of use. Mine were real rusty too. 
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Gunhippie
I nickel-plated the grate on my 500 back at the end of April. I've used it a fair amount since, and the grate is now black in the center, fading to blue at the outer ring. It's still shiny, but not silver like it was.
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StanDahl
Coal_Man wrote:
 Thought about going that route.  How well does the 'seasoning' hold up to the burner flame?
I have no idea, but it works on cast iron pans. I was hoping you'd try it out and report back!
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