So here's the start point. This is what it looked like when I brought it. It's in bad shape.. but it looks good to me. I see the potential and I know I can get it there.
|Here's what this beautiful nightmare looked like at the home of it's owner. I love the red knobs and that sort of gun metal grey. But I doubt if it will look the same when I'm done.|
|Look at the rust, look at the gunk whatever shall I do????|
|Tin foil rust dirt ..|
|This thing looks terrible.|
SO today this (My second day of working on this project) this is what it's looking like. and u know what .. as I type this.. I'm still progressing.. so I might have ANOTHER blog update before the night is out.
|Well like i told you yesterday I sprayed the top and the backsplash with a chemical that cleans up rust. And let me say.. it worked pretty good.|
|I ended up taking the backsplash OFF.. and it made cleaning the stove SOOOOOO MUCH easier. Plus i was able to get at some of the dirt i just couldn't reach.. so i gotta be careful not to loose track of how to put it all back together again. LOL|
|Cleaned and Primed. Looks pretty good. Not PERFECT but considering this is NEVER going to be seen by the public beyond this blog.. I can live with it.|
|Painted BLACK (a heat resistant spray paint) and the cross bar replace and the entire area waterproofed for good measure. The gas lines ran and ready for the rest of the grill set up.|
|The face plate being washed right now.|
|SO i started working on the GRILL side of things. Took it apart and doing some deep cleaning!!|
|UGH.. gonna have to do some DEEP DEEP CLEANING.. lol|