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michaelv

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Anyone applied a clear coat / Everbrite?
« on: March 29, 2021, 06:04:07 PM »
Curious if anyone has applied a clear coat such as Everbrite, and if so whether you have any comments/suggestions on application and how well it has held up.
As a new transplant to Chicagoland via way of Phoenix, this whole idea of rain and wind on a regular basis is new to me although I know that 'stainless' is a relative term.
Michael V from Skokie, IL

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Re: Anyone applied a clear coat / Everbrite?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2021, 07:43:55 PM »
I'm assuming you mean applying to outside of smoker.
If so, the smoker is stainless steel, and will not rust.  I also take pride in my #3 that I have had for a few years that shows signs of use and isn't perfectly shiny new. Helps me remember some good que that I have done.
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Re: Anyone applied a clear coat / Everbrite?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2021, 09:41:55 PM »
I have a 3DW and keep it outdoors. There has been no rust whatsoever on it.
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Re: Anyone applied a clear coat / Everbrite?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2021, 10:19:47 PM »
All,

Thank you for the responses!  Yep, was referring to the outside of the unit.  I know that even 316 Stainless can rust in certain conditions, but AZ was so dry it would never happen.  Was not sure about a more humid environment.
Michael V from Skokie, IL

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Re: Anyone applied a clear coat / Everbrite?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2021, 10:31:24 AM »
I think stainless steel only rusts if it is "seeded" with a molecule(s) of plain steel. I have stainless steel brewing pots and kegs that rust where they rubbed against the steel burners I used. Had to use a green scotch brite to clean all the rust off to get them to stop rusting.

So if you want to keep it shiny, use scotch brite pads to clean.
Dave
Smokin-It #3 main smoker.
1400 Smokin Tex (same size as #2) for Snowbird time.
Smokin-It #1 for camping trips.
MES 30 w/mailbox mod is backup and for cheese smoking.
Green Mountain Davy Crockett Pellet Grill/Smoker
Spokane, WA