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Don N 05-06-2013 08:39 AM

Ceramic coating
Not sure if this has been asked before but could not find anything on the search. I am wanting to get the stove top in our Bigfoot ceramic coated for appearance sake and maybe the grilles from the BBQ as well. Does anybody know of a place in Southern Ontario that will do this type of thing? I was thinking of powder coating that I can get done locally but don't think it will last very long on the grilles or even on the stove top? Any thoughts?


Doug Mager 05-06-2013 08:56 AM

Consider the application process and then rethink your issues. The stovetop and the bbq grills WILL look really really nice (for a while).

Hi Heat Paint (comes in different heat settings according to the intended usage) for the stove top and consider buying new grills for the Q.

Bob Miller 05-06-2013 09:19 AM

Wow, getting the stove top stripped and recoated with porcelain (sp?) may cost more than a whole new stove with a stainless steel top. Several years back I looked into this same issue here in SoCal for a vintage stove and was quoted almost $600 for striping off the damaged coating and recoating in white, colors were even more.

A few years back I did have a s.s. cover sand blasted and used spray-can epoxy stove paint and it worked fairly well but it was no where as hard a surface as the fired kind.

BTW: BBQ paint withstands the heat but seems to scratch easily.

Thomas G. 05-06-2013 09:27 AM

For the stove, do you really need ceramic? They make special appliance paint, though I just used Rustoleum high temperature paint.

Loren G. Hedahl 05-06-2013 10:00 AM

I had the same issue with our 82 Scamp that was already very experienced by the time we acquired it. I even spent the greater part of a sunny Sunday afternoon at the picnic table carefully sanding what was left of the original paint to bright steel. After thoroughly degreasing it with lacquer thinner I sprayed several coats of high heat paint.

It ddn't hold up to the amount of cooking the 'love-of-my-life' likes to engage herself in, even when traveling. It was soon no better than before. I tried to purchase a new stove-top but the company had long discontinued this model and had no parts left to sell.

Good fortune came my way when I found a slightly used "Force 10 Gourmet Galley Range at a yacht supply on consignment for about 1/2 of new price. It was the same size as most camper ranges and fit in with little modification of the cabinetry, needed because it had an oven where the original was just a cook top.

Life on the road became so much better as that shiny stainless steel range brought joy to her heart and a love for that little Scamp that fit our traveling needs so well! That and a new Max Air vent/fan and she was right in her element sauteing in her small wok.

After that she insisted that I also get something special for the Scamp. I chose a small Dickenson propane fireplace. What a wonderful way to end a day of traveling with a small gourmet dinner for two, enjoyed in the flickering ambiance of that little fireplace in our little fiberglass RV.

It's the good life!!!

Don N 05-06-2013 10:35 AM

Thanks for the replies. Have to re-think it a bit maybe. The actual burner grates look like they were ceramic so that is why I was thinking of doing the same to the top.

Thomas G. 05-06-2013 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by Don N (Post 384836)
Thanks for the replies. Have to re-think it a bit maybe. The actual burner grates look like they were ceramic so that is why I was thinking of doing the same to the top.

The grates may well have been ceramic coated , but the stove itself doesn't get that hot. And if you follow the instructrions on the high temperature paint can, it will take very high temperatures.


Rust-Oleum Specialty High Heat Spray retains color and finish up to 1200 F. Apply to grills, wood-burning stoves, radiators, engines or other metal items. Provides rust protection.

Donna D. 05-06-2013 05:47 PM

OOoooh paint the stove top Ford Blue. Well, it works well on the engine block of my truck :wink

In regards to hi-temp paint, it will look nice if you're careful (no dragging pots across the top!) and if you have to redo it once a season, it isn't tough work. IMHO

Francesca Knowles 05-06-2013 06:26 PM

My experience with high heat paint on my Trillium stovetop was that it was a real loser...but that could be due to the underlying "chrome" finish. I even tried "baking" the hi heat in an effort to harden it. No luck- as Bob said, it's not very scratch resistant.

I've since stripped it all off and just keep treating the ever-increasing rusty spots with rust converter, which turns the rust black.

It's a tasteful chrome-and-black "speckle" finish now...and in another thirty years it'll be ALL black! :loltu


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