200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Phredd
I got a 502 that came with a heat drum. The 502 is now completely refurbished and runs like a champ.

The drum on the other hand was a mass of rust.  After .wire brushing and a long soak in evaporate, it is now mostly rust free.  

My my question is when new we're these painted? 

thanks
Phredd
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JimL
I've only seen them in flat black.  Grill paint should work fine.

-Jim

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Rubing
Yes they were painted or coated from the factory.  Most, including myself have refurbished them with BBQ paint but originally they had a semi gloss coating of some sort on them.  Click image for larger version - Name: 2CF220D4-2611-4765-B3DB-D49E4CAD397B.jpeg, Views: 140, Size: 102.18 KB Click image for larger version - Name: BF026BE5-AB93-4618-B638-7C5EAA117655.jpeg, Views: 145, Size: 91.24 KB
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rob_pontius
You can get the same semigloss effect from using the flat grill paint, and rubbing it with a clean cloth once the paint has dried.
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Gand28
I’ve had a couple NOS. I’d call it semi-flat, but it’s a judgement call. If it’s not a shelf queen, one use and it won’t matter.
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Phredd
Thanks.  Looks like some kind of flatish blackish high-tempish paint is called for.  And I'm more interested in preservation rather than use.  Just want to stop the damn rust from taking over. This is hard to do in my area of north carolina......
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pagrey
I have one in almost perfect condition and to my eyes it is bluing but I'm no expert.
Paul
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Phredd
Finally painted and tempered it.  Fired it up and works fine.  It's not a perfect match, but at least it's not going to sit around and rust.

502 HeatDrum 1.jpg 

 
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Chucker
One caution running the heat drums; if you run it full out you run the risk of deforming the grates - super heating them. When you put a pan on it, the pan acts as a heat sink so deforming of the grate is much less likely. 

Those grates come off easily so removing it and putting it back on is a breeze, as you already know. 
Chuck
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Phredd
Thanks for the note of caution.  iIdid notice the grates turning a bit red when I let it run for about 15 min to finish baking the paint.  And i really don't plan to heat anything with this - just wanted to preserve it from the endless act of oxidation. 
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Chuck
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