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    1. 10-15-2008 08:05 PM #1
      I just bought some replacement grills for my BBQ that are painted cast iron. How do I season these things? How do I clean the without damaging the paint?
      Painted Cast Iron Grill

    2. 10-16-2008 09:11 AM #2
      Veggie oil and a heat session would be my guess.

    3. 10-16-2008 10:33 AM #3
      what makes you say they are painted?

    4. 10-16-2008 02:25 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by vdubjb »
      Veggie oil and a heat session would be my guess.

      and repeat a few times to ensure proper pore sealage

    5. 10-16-2008 02:27 PM #5
      I bought these sight unseen from a local dealer as I'm in a time crunch.
      I assumed they were painted as there is a coating of something on the metal. I did a google search and found this picture that looks identical to mine. The listing on the website says "painted cast iron"
      How can I clean this without chipping the paint? is a wire brush too much?
      The previous irons (OEM) were porcelain coated.

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      10-16-2008 02:28 PM #6
      I doubt they're painted, they might be ceramic coated. Paint would just burn off.
      If they're uncoated cast iron, use bacon fat. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    7. 10-16-2008 02:36 PM #7
      Here are some photos of the actual grills I purchased. Please tell me what kind of surface this is.

      Modified by Seni0rl0c0 at 11:38 AM 10-16-2008

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      10-17-2008 12:49 PM #8
      Looks like cast iron. If it's not seasoned, it wil need to be, as posted above.

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      10-17-2008 03:56 PM #9
      is this for a Weber gas grill?
      Ours came with ceramic coated cast iron grates and I can tell you from first hand experience that a wire grill brush will ruin them. Use the type of brush that looks like a brillo (sp?) pad rather than a wire brush.
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I don't want the butt herp on my schwantz either.

    10. 10-17-2008 06:36 PM #10
      Bacon fat is good for it. To get enough bacon fat for a good proper seasoning refer to this thread.
      Just make sure you cook it more to get more fat out.

    11. 10-21-2008 06:01 PM #11
      Hi all,
      I seasoned the grills as recommended with Vegetable Oil. The grills worked great and my Oktoberfest party over the weekend was a great success.
      Thanks to all for the advice!

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