lincolnmania wrote:i..can i sand the stove with an electric sander and repaint it with stove black?...
I use a 7" angle polisher/grinder I bought at Harbor Freight for $16, installed a heavy 4" wire wheel on the arbor, that thing eats rust and ash deposits for breakfast!
The 4" size allows the wheel to leave less uncleaned spots in the corners. I also use a needle scaler I bought at Harbor Freight for $49, that thing works great to knock the scale off the cast pieces. That set up has been used on 3 stoves now (can't sand blast in this weather
) and has plenty of life left in it.
The duplicolor silver 1200* ceramic paint makes a great undercoat and paint for the back of the stove. I even paint the inside that way the stove doesn't rust in the off season. Then use the black of the same brand to paint the outside, is only $5.87 a can and one can of each will do a small stove, larger stoves may take two of each color.
Have fun and keep cleaning up the old stoves, they will live forever!