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Old 10-19-2014, 03:36 PM   #15
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...Also, is there such a thing as a rebuild kit for the shut-off valves? Or did you folks replace it? My wife complains of a gas odour if the valve is left on, and closing it stops the smell. I realized in typing this is that it may not be the shut-off that leaks, but rather one or several of the individual temperature controls for the four burners... Thanks in advance.
I have rebuilt the 4 gas valves for the top burners before. They use a special valve grease, mainly it involves disassembly, cleaning and re assembly with grease. I bubble tested the entire manifold at about 20PSI before I ever put gas into it.

Obviously nobody should attempt this unless they take on the responsibility of what happens if you mess up!!!
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:45 PM   #16
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It's important to make the distinction between the stove cover and the stove top. Powder coating worked very well for me on the stove cover - but it failed on the stove top. I was told by the powder coater that they had one for high temperatures but it failed around the burners. When I brought it back one of the owners (great folks) was upset that I had been given that advice as he said they didn't have one that would hold up to temperatures that high. They sandblasted the powder coating off, I spray painted with Rustoleum 2000 degree paint and all is good. They also volunteered to bake on the paint at no cost but I haven't found that necessary.
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OK, so J&V, this looks to be the right paint for the stove top, right?

RustOleum.com

Sounds like it's bullet-proof and comes in my two favourite colours: black and aluminum. Perfect!

And thanks for the tip on how to renew the gas valves, Vernon. I may come back to you on this, but first step is to make a trip to the TT and take out the stove. Thanks again.
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That's the paint I used. They have at least two high temperature paints. This one is rated at 2000 degrees and the label has a picture of an engine on it. The other is rated at 1200 degrees and has the picture of a BBQ grille on it. Many more colors available in the lower rated paint but I opted to be conservative and stay with the higher rated one.

I use the 2000 degree aluminum paint often n the restoration of vintage Porsche headlights (Bosch H1's and H4's). It's a bit grayish as opposed to bright aluminum, a perfect match for the original color of the headlamp buckets.
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Well, I guess the path is clear.

I need to disassemble the stove, clean it up as much as possible, renew all the valves, then get the stove cover powder coated and paint the stove top with the Rustoleum High Temperature paint.

Sounds simple, just hope I can get it done over the winter. SWMBO has some heavy plans for our basement. I'll check in with my progress.

Thanks again, all..!
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:03 PM   #21
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A bit of info in case it helps anyone out. I got a quote from Custom ceramics "I've re-porcelainized a number of these camper/RV stove tops. All of the old lead based porcelain needs to be blasted off and new modern porcelain applied and fired. I get $225 for a top like this in white. This does not include return shipping" I can't find the other quote I got right now but was closer to $150 IIRC.
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Hmmm... Wonder how that will compare with the powdercoating cost for the stove cover. The High-heat spray from Rustoleum seems to be less than twenty dollars, but I like the idea of getting it sand-blasted. I have no access so far to getting that done by itself.

I was hoping that for the powdercoating I could offer to wait until he had another grey/silver job to do and gang up with that. One thing I do have is time, and there are two or three powdercoating places here in Ottawa.
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We have a place in Gainesville Fl that does powder coating. Have had a few items done by them for my job. I'll check with them and see what they charge. Planning on doing my stove top, cover, and grates.

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I just got a quote from a place in Clearwater on Friday to sandblast and powder coat the stovetop and the stovetop cover. I wouldn't powder coat the stove top, but for both it was $214. I thought it was high but really sounds like it may be an average price.
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This thread had prodded me to take action on the burner grates on my original Princess stove. They are in bad shape. I got a quote of $35 per grate to remove all the old porcelain and rust, and return all the porcelain to original condition. A bit spendy for an optional repair but likely to be a long term improvement.
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I just got a quote from a place in Clearwater on Friday to sandblast and powder coat the stovetop and the stovetop cover. I wouldn't powder coat the stove top, but for both it was $214. I thought it was high but really sounds like it may be an average price.

Based on the work I've had done in Gainesville, that sounds about right. And, after reading the thread more thoroughly, I wouldn't powder coat the stove top or grates. I thought it would hold up to heat. I guess not, huh?

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The fella that quoted me said only the stove top IF I never used a pot larger than the grate so that the heat stayed directly over the eye or it would scorch the powder coat. Needless to say, after that I got the drill and wire brush attachment and worked an hour on 1/4 of the cover myself. I didn't get it smooth enough to spray myself but am going back at it again with another attachment soon. Click image for larger version

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I used an air die grinder with the scotchbrite attachment. Higher speed, less abrasive. Does a pretty nice job of cleaning them up, but the rust came back. You can also get different "grit" of the scotchbrite wheels at Harbor Freight for a very reasonable price. I've used them extensively in the refurb...

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