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Old 10-25-2009, 03:17 PM   #1
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I started my Brutus build a few weeks back. I've cut and welded the frame, attached casters, mounted banjo burners, and tapped holes for the March pumps. The only difference in my frame is I attached the control arm to a hinge, so it's not in a static location. When I need it, it's there, when I don't it's pushed out of the way. Here are some pics.







My next move is to prime and paint the stand with high temp paint. I found some at Autozone that is rated to handle up to 2000 degrees.

Thanks for viewing and thanks for you input.


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Old 10-25-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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I am jealous and look forward to seeing progress. Keep the pics and details comin!



 
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:37 PM   #3
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very nice!

 
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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Looks great!
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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So have you painted your frame? I did a dry run of my rig and the paint in contact with the keg bubbled up and flakes. I'm not surprised, but curious what you're going to do. I think high temp grill paint is the way to go, but it's matte finish and not so pretty. I think I'll end up repainting the top with all grill paint instead of Industrial Rustoleum.

I guess if I wanted my rig to stay pretty I would have used SS. Let me know if your auto paint holds up.

 
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:27 PM   #6
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I haven't painted yet. I plan to prime it this week. I found this primer and I was going to try it out. It claims to resist up to 2000 degrees. I found it at the local AutoZone. If this is the same Rustoleum your talking about, them I'll probably hit it will grill paint after it's primed. I WISH I could have made this out of stainless.

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Old 11-05-2009, 07:08 PM   #7
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The High temp paint works if you "cure" it properly. The "cure" requires baking and cooling sessions. Make sure to read the instructions well. I don't know about you but my oven is not big enough to fit my Brutus frame into. I thought I could "cure" it by slowly heating the burners up, but that equals fail. My high temp paint bubbled and flaked off where it was close to the burners.

 
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:57 PM   #8
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Lucasbm,
I powder coated my brutus. Flames with paint don't mix. I found a solution though.
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:44 AM   #9
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Lucasbm,
I powder coated my brutus. Flames with paint don't mix. I found a solution though.
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I like it. May be the route I take.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:26 AM   #10
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I brewed a 10 gallon extract on my Brutus this past weekend for teach a friend to homebrew day. Man-o-man those banjo burners put out some heat. I was on uneven ground, and Leveling my casters worked great as well. I'm on the road for work, but plan to take the week after thanksgiving off. Hopefully I can get a lot of work done then. Thanks for all the advice, and keep the input coming.


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