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May 20th, 2017, 7:22 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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First I must say, i absolutely love YODERS. They cook like a dream and I could ask for nothing else, operationally in a smoker and that is the most important thing. Also, Yoder has been great at fixing known problems. For example, beefed up heat diffusion plate, seal on doors upgrade, etc. I love it that Yoder fixes problems once they are identified.

That being said, does anyone know if there are any upcoming changes in the paint used or prep before painting or what not? It could be said that that Yoder paint not holding up is a pretty well known issue and the subsequent rust that follows. Hopefully at some point Yoder will reevaluate this.

Appreciate the forum and love the cookers.

May 20th, 2017, 8:00 pm
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* Wichita ** Wichita *
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I'd second this... love everything about Yoder Smokers but hate the paint.

Would love to see a fix. :D

Wichita, KS!
New to pellet grilling/smoking

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May 21st, 2017, 9:14 am
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Have you reviewed this: download/Best%20Practice%20and%20how%20to/The%20paint%20that%20is%20used%20on%20Yoder%20cookers%20is%20purposeful.pdf

The factory is continually updating their production processes. In the last year there have been updates in the paint prep utilizing media blasting and the post paint baking process.

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May 21st, 2017, 11:42 am
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Thanks herb. Yes I have reviewed, I have repainted my cooker twice in 18 months. It is very easy to repaint, which is nice, it would just nice if I didn't have to repaint and touch up frequently.

Wichita, KS!
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YS-640 ON ORANGE COMP CART
June 22nd, 2017, 9:14 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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Herb, is there a different brand of paint one could use to match the factory Yoder paint? Reason I am asking is I am having trouble locating the recommended paint in Canada.

June 23rd, 2017, 8:28 pm
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In Canada, for paint, please contact:

Ian Baranesky
the Smoker Broker
(306)880-5427

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June 23rd, 2017, 9:45 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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I know you said the YODER paint has primer built in....but it does not seem to work.

Is there a recommended primer to use when we repaint?

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June 23rd, 2017, 10:38 pm
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The paint is a DTM (Direct To Metal) product, that does not require a primer. I believe that the company that makes the paint, does have a primer, but requires a specific process to use it with the paint.

Here is the manufacture's information pages:

http://www.dampney.com/Product-Line/AT/ ... tove-Paint

http://www.stovepaint.com/

Yoder_Herb
February 6th, 2019, 5:33 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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Herb is the paint black or black gloss? Love the grill

February 6th, 2019, 10:29 pm
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It is satin black on all new cookers.

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February 10th, 2019, 12:51 pm
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Question: On my 2015 model, do I want Flat Black or Satin? I'm going to be doing some touch ups. and folks refer to paint finishes by different names....

Which should I get for mine? Need to do the outside in some places and the inside of the lid.

Thanks!

- Ken

February 10th, 2019, 6:15 pm
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Please read the description for the paint to help you decide which one you need; https://www.atbbq.com/yoder-smokers-fac ... paint.html

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February 11th, 2019, 9:14 am
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Yoder_Herb wrote:Please read the description for the paint to help you decide which one you need; https://www.atbbq.com/yoder-smokers-fac ... paint.html



Found it. Thanks so much. 3 cans ordered. :)

- Ken

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