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Re-Painting Cast Iron BBQ Grates

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Paul-man, 8 Jul 2017.

  1. Paul-man

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    Hi, we have a gas bbq, with 2 plates on. A flat griddle type and a grill type. Both are heavy and black- but after 10 years of use are going rusty and don't look the best to cook on.

    I've tried to find paint for repainting these- I seem to be able to find heat resistant paint, but nothing that says that it is food safe.

    Do you think I can just use Hammerite? Presumably, it only becomes unsafe if it starts flaking? or would toxic fumes be given off at high temperatures?
     
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    I think I would stick with the rust myself and a bit of elbow grease with the brillo to remove any heavy deposits.;)
    The only thing I can think of would be a proper (not painted) enamel coating like the gas cooker pan supports but I doubt there are that many small firms that would take on a small one off these days.
     
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    As Footprints says - back in the day a cast iron flat grill top was on every Rayburn - and it was a treat to have scotch ? pancakes cooked straight on it;) That bit of rust'll do you no harm, paint of any sort will. And you've got to eat a peck ( an old measure ) of dirt before you die.
     
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    Wire brush , then heat and brush over with olive oil, fine to cook on them.
     
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    Wire brush, brush with vegetable oil, then bake in the oven at 200c for 30 minutes.
     
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    Remove from oven and garnish with a sprig of lettuce and a beefburger.;)
     
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