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So I've finished my charcoal basket, and my guy just called and said the drum is sandblasted and ready to go. I figure I need to get that baby oiled (inside) and painted (outside) before any rust sets in. I'm trying to decide if I want to use a matte or glossy finish on the drum.

 

Anybody here have preferences? Cons? Pros?  I'll be sure to upload a pic or 2 when I get her ready. 

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I am sure Mmmmm would recommend you use Case yellow color based on his recent UDS build.

But, given your background I would have thought you might go with a multi color graphics or art design approach using high temperature paints. After all, building a UDS is a personal statement on a personalized cooker. Why not go beyond just a plain "painted barrel" look. Like you said just get the base coat on before it rusts.

Here is an interesting idea and conversation piece...black base coat and paint a copper pipe moonshine worm coil around the outside from top to bottom. Make the coil end at the bottom match up with the lower air valve or one of the lower air pipe intake fittings.

Yeah .. I did read your profile!

We would all love to see the final choices and resulting photo shoot.

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So I've finished my charcoal basket, and my guy just called and said the drum is sandblasted and ready to go. I figure I need to get that baby oiled (inside) and painted (outside) before any rust sets in. I'm trying to decide if I want to use a matte or glossy finish on the drum.

 

Anybody here have preferences? Cons? Pros?  I'll be sure to upload a pic or 2 when I get her rea 

gloss is best for wear and tear!

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I am sure Mmmmm would recommend you use Case yellow color based on his recent UDS build.

But, given your background I would have thought you might go with a multi color graphics or art design approach using high temperature paints. After all, building a UDS is a personal statement on a personalized cooker. Why not go beyond just a plain "painted barrel" look. Like you said just get the base coat on before it rusts.

Here is an interesting idea and conversation piece...black base coat and paint a copper pipe moonshine worm coil around the outside from top to bottom. Make the coil end at the bottom match up with the lower air valve or one of the lower air pipe intake fittings.

Yeah .. I did read your profile!

We would all love to see the final choices and resulting photo shoot.

the idea is cool. but you can only do so much with rattle can engine paint! haha. Since this was my first (def not my last) UDS and I wanted it mainly for tailgating I kept it school themed. I've already got some crazy ideas "drumming" around in my head for the next one. 

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