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    Hi All,

    Woke up this morning to go clean my grill from yesterdays cook, and saw this. Looks like rust, but this is a brand new grill and rust doesn’t make sense. Just curious if anyone knows what this is and if it’s normal.
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    #2
    Looks like rust…….

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    • sigaris
      sigaris commented
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      Thanks, but doesn’t make sense given that this is literally 2 weeks old. Would think they would make these things rust proof.

    #3
    Spray it with pam and season it quickly. Remove the rust and season it.

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      #4
      is the inside of the lid painted?

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      • sigaris
        sigaris commented
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        Yes.. brand new grill. Inside is painted black.

      • rickgregory
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        I'd clean it off and see if the paint was lost and you're seeing bare metal that's rusted. Regardless, it's brand new so if it's even slightly defective, I'd return/exchange it.

      #5
      What did you cook last?

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      • sigaris
        sigaris commented
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        Smoked some Ribs yesterday. It was only my second cook on the grill. First was earlier in the week.. just some chicken legs.

      #6
      All right, I'll ask the obvious. Does it wipe off? Take a Scotch-Brite to it, is it painted underneath or bare metal? It appears to have something along the perimeter of the red, is that grease?

      If it wipes off and is still painted, call it good. If it wipes off and there is bare metal, or very thin paint, you could contact Weber or take care of it yourself.

      Wait a minute, I just noticed you live in Sherman Oaks. It's oak pollen! ;-)

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      • sigaris
        sigaris commented
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        Thanks, doesn’t seem to wipe off, but I fired up a small chimney of coals let them burn. Some, but not all went away. Just seems off for this to happen to a new grill. We had light rain the other night, but I didn’t think anything of it as this is supposed to be ok outdoors.

      • ComfortablyNumb
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        Maybe it was a perfect storm, the coals burned away or compromised the paint and the light rain caused surface rust. If it is surface rust, a Scotch-Brite should remove it. From what I hear (not a Weber guy, I have a PK360 that won't rust) Weber is good about replacing defective parts. Or you could paint it yourself, or keep it lightly coated and out of the rain. Hope it works out for you.

      #7
      Huh. It looks like rust but I'd wipe it off. I wonder if some iron/steel powder was there and rusted? very odd.

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        #8
        Return it. Weber will make good.

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          #9
          Weird.

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            #10
            I don't think it's rust. Here is what the good folks over at Virtual Weber Bullet have to say.
            https://www.virtualweberbullet.com/f...uestions/#rust

            I get the same thing on my WSM, and knock it off with a wire brush if it gets bad enough to bother me. Which means I very rarely give it a second look.
            Last edited by willxfmr; December 20, 2021, 12:38 AM.

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            • sigaris
              sigaris commented
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              Thank you! Appreciate the link. Very informative and consistent with what I did which was low and slow with water in a roasting pan.

            • zinfella
              zinfella commented
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              Yes, Smokealatoryness Condenserated Adhesion, of course!

            • Razor
              Razor commented
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              Immediately thought of that post when I read this thread. Good job finding it.

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