Here is our Royal Chef as we purchased it. As you can see, there is a lot of surface rust and dirt.
The first thing I did was break the whole grill down so I could start the painting process.
Unfortunately, there are not many color choices when it comes to high temperature BBQ paint. I was able to find a gun steel blue high temperature spray paint online. I also wanted to buy high temperature primer as well.
Here is the main body of the grill in primer.
After the primer had dried, I painted it. I do like the color. It may be hard to tell, but there is a metal flake in the paint.
After a lot of sanding and cleaning, I managed to get the whole grill repainted. I reassembled it and here it is!
I painted the inside of the grill with black grill paint. I also refinished the rotisserie and got it working again!
I am soo glad the paint isn’t in a flat finish, more like something between eggshell and semigloss.
I am very happy with the coverage of this paint. This lower tray had a lot of surface rust. The paint and primer makes it look like new.
I think I will take this over to my upholstery guy Bill from B&T Upholstery to make a cover for it. I will have him sew the two letters “R C” Royal Chef on the cover. Now that this is done, onto the next thing!
Awesome job. It’s nice to see great craft meet good aesthetic choices on interesting pieces of Americana.
Thanks Steve, I really appreciate the comment.
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