Stove Bright high temperature paint is a high quality, fast drying coating for a variety of properly prepared metal surfaces.
The formula is rust resistant and maintains excellent colour stability with in surface temperatures reaching 1200*F/ 650*C
This product is commonly used on,wood stoves, fireplace surrounds, fire boxes,boilers, furnaces, radiators, engines, auto exhausts, manifolds mufflers, heaters, bbq’s and much more.
Initial Firing Process
1 Slowly bring the Choofer to a medium burn, about 400*F/204*C for about 45 – 60 minutes.
2 Increase the burn temperature to a hot burn about 600*F/315*C for an additional 45 – 60 minutes or just let the heat beads burn to ash.
I have found the best way to control the heat inside the Choofer is to use good quality heat beads which are lit inside the Choofer on the trivet. For process 1, I use 18 – 20 heat beads, door closed and lid on. The damper is first fully open to allow the heat beads to ignite and when the smoke from the fire lighters has stopped, all but close the damper to prevent the heat from exhausting through the chimney.
For stage 2, add another 20 heat beads on top of the initial heat beads, these can be previously lit in a separate container or just added unlit. As in stage 1, the lid is on and the damper is closed to keep the heat contained within the Choofer. There is adequate ventilation to give oxygen to the fire source, due to the holes around the circumference.
For 4.5kg Choofers reduce the number of heat beads by half.
Let the heat beads reduce to ash if you wish. This may take several hours, so during this period if you have a temperature gauge fitted to your Choofer ( optional extra ) you can monitor how long the Choofer maintains the heat suitable for cooking. It will also give you an insight into how long you have to cook a meal, if not several meals, in the camp oven which will be fully enclosed inside the Choofer. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
An oven within an oven!!!
It is recommended that when using hardwood timber in the Choofer and the fire is building to or at its peak, not to put the lid on to the Choofer. The temperatures can be extreme and may cause damage to the high temperature paint if it is not cured properly and also there will not enough oxygen supplied to support an intense fire inside the Choofer. In some cases, excessive heat may cause the paint to slightly craze but will not flake off when compared to the pot belly black paint.
Cleaning the Choofer.
As recommended by Stove Bright, do not use chemicals to clean the Stove Bright high temperature paint after use. Use a cloth or a soft pad with warm soapy water to clean the soot and dirt off the outside of the Choofer. If done on a regular basis, this will help to maintain the full colour of the paint for a longer period.
Repairing Chips or/and Scratches
With normal use, it is inevitable that damage such as scratches/ chipping will occur to the paint of your Choofer.
Stove Bright have for sale, pressurised spray cans of paint to suit the colour of your Choofer. Lightly sand around the damaged area, remove the dust with a clean cloth and then after shaking the pressure can vigorously, lightly spray the area several times with intervals between spray applications.
More product information is available at their website, www.stovebright.com