Help with 358 grill insert....

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Help with 358 grill insert....

Postby crashcrawford » Tue May 05, 2015 7:44 pm

Looking for help. I don't want to cause harm.

Would you please tell me a good way? The cheaper the better!
What is the recommended method of cleaning and renewing this insert?
And what type of paint to preserve?

Thanks for your advice.
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Re: Help with 358 grill insert....

Postby crashcrawford » Tue May 05, 2015 7:51 pm

Oh! And will screw holes ever hold again? or do I fill them with something?
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Re: Help with 358 grill insert....

Postby Scranton 761 » Tue May 05, 2015 8:59 pm

Chad, from the looks of the pics it's already brittle. I would carefully clean it with a 3M ScotchBrite pad and some purple cleaner (Castrol Super Clean, Purple Power, etc.). Cracks can be bridged with fiberglass mesh and epoxy (PC-7) from the backside. Screw holes can be filled and redrilled. I wouldn't get too aggressive with sanding... Instead I would use flat or satin Krylon Fusion to help lessen the imperfections.

I did this wall hanger in my shop the same way with flat paint.... It was in multiple pieces.
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Re: Help with 358 grill insert....

Postby crashcrawford » Wed May 06, 2015 5:58 am

Thank you Sir. I'll try to get to it before the weekend and post a pic. Thanks again.
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Re: Help with 358 grill insert....

Postby crashcrawford » Wed May 06, 2015 7:13 pm

Not certain but I think it's SLIGHTLY better after cleaning. Letting it dry over night. Might hit it with a fresh dry scotchbrite tomorrow. Then wash it again. Hope to paint it Fri or Sat depending on weather.
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Re: Help with 358 grill insert....

Postby Scranton 761 » Thu May 07, 2015 11:51 am

After cleaning I see some of those holes are cracked and completely through. You can cut a 1" square of fiberglass mesh and glue it to the backside as tight as possible with a bondo spreader. You can pretty much use any fiberglass filler or plastics epoxy (the clear fast dry stuff is usually not as strong).
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When that's set you could fill the front side flush. When that's done cooking you can re-drill, then you'll have a solid bolt hole. It all just takes a little time, with little expense.
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