Reconditioning steel fireplace

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Old 08-23-20, 08:51 PM
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Reconditioning steel fireplace

Thanks for helping out to remove the fixed logs in my fireplace, I removed it all now it's bare and the steel hearth is exposed with rust. Any suggestions on how to recondition everything in the pictures? Is there such thing as high temp rust converter or rust proofing paint? Or should I just stick to high temp black paint?

Also, what's the best way to clean the pilot assembly, thermocouple and all? Thanks again.





 
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Old 08-24-20, 02:18 AM
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High temp paint, no converter or primer, they will burn off,

Sand it all down with fine 220 gritt paper so you done have any deep scratches!

I need to do mine again, it only lasts a few years between repairs!
 
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Before sanding or painting make sure you thoroughly cover all the gas working bits, especially the pilot assembly.
 
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I noticed the pilot assembly has quite a bit of carbon or soot on it. What do you think about using carburetor or throttle body cleaner, the kind you spray on, like for a car to clean it off, as these parts of a car have similar carbon deposits on them? Or is this a bad idea?

 
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