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Old 06-11-2014, 11:51 AM   #29
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Mine was badly rusted, took it apart and let it soak with Naval Jelly then cleaned it with sand paper as best I could. I kept feeling it with my fingers to make sure it was as smooth as I could get it. Then I Spray primed it with High Heat Primer for Car engines. Then used High Heat Engine Spray Paint in Gray color because Engine Paint only comes in a few colors. Anyway thought it would match the stove vent better. It has held up great so far for over a year now.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:18 PM   #30
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D D that really does look good! A little elbow grease and paint can make a large difference! Thanks for the picture.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:22 PM   #31
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This may be a dumb question (and I'm not intending to hijack), but how do you remove the stove? I have a 1975 Trillium.
Mine is a different model but it had clips on the sides to hold it in place but those clips were screwed in so you could see the locations to "pop" it at. You might get better luck starting a new thread with a trillium stove removal title as suggested. Draw the right crowd to get the info and help you need.

One of my clips was broken and could not be replaced so some care is appropriate. Had to build replacements from scratch based on suggestions from other forum members of how they had dealt with the stove top attachment.
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Nut501, I just removed the grill and the top. I did clean, sand andpainted the well it sits in while it was in place. I had rusted out s clips that were broken, they hold the grill in place. I made a new one out of metal, not easy.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:30 PM   #33
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Trillium stove top covers are not stainless, they are chrome plated mild steel, hence the rust. Use naval jelly or evap-o-rust type products to remove it. Nothing rougher than a green scrubber pad is necessary to remove the rust if you use a product that dissolves rust.

Unfortunately, there is not much that will preserve the finish other than stripping and re-plating. However, naval jelly will leave a blackened surface (actually an oxide coating) that if not scrubbed too much will last quite well and prevent rusting.

BTW, the clips that hold the screws are called speed clips, and are available at McMaster-Carr.com, where they are called "clip-on nuts"
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:54 PM   #34
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Sorry, I meant cooktop. There aren't any screws on the cover. I've tried tugging at it to see if it'll "pop" out, but to no avail. I'm afraid I'll bend it if that's not how it's supposed to come out. :/ It's a 1300.
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I have a 3 burner stove by Brown in my Trillium. If there are no visible screws to remove it likely has the same mounting system as mine. There are two tiny posts under the stovetop on either side that are held by clips from underneath.
Remove the knobs, grates ,etc. Pull upward firmly from the burner hole on one of the sides and you should get it.
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Thank you, Chris! It worked! I just needed to tug at one burner hole, not both together.
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Thank you.... This naval jelly might be the last step. The little tray the knobs are in is the worst part! Any idea what the little crooked s shaped clips that hold the burner grills on with are called, best place to replace at? Between hardware stores, marine stores and Rv stores... I keep going between them!

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Thank you.... This naval jelly might be the last step. The little tray the knobs are in is the worst part! Any idea what the little crooked s shaped clips that hold the burner grills on with are called, best place to replace at? Between hardware stores, marine stores and Rv stores... I keep going between them!

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Just received the info I needed in a PM...thanks forum! Turns out they are called grate clips, FYI for anyone else needing the info. I find the biggest challenge is knowing what things are called to be able to search them out.

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