New pit boss rust?

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Hey got a quick question, just bought a pit boss a few months ago have smoked maybe 3 briskets and grilled on it a few times. I noticed that there was rust starting to build up. I always clean the smoker after use and I keep it covered. Is this normal? It's only a few months old.
 

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Mine spot is in the back of the grill and not round the lid area so that is new to me.
 

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Mine was on the bottom near the fire pot. I sanded it down and used high heat spray paint on and and no issues since. That was over a year ago.
 
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Mine was on the bottom near the fire pot. I sanded it down and used high heat spray paint on and and no issues since. That was over a year ago.
Yeah I ended up calling PB and they said to do the same thing. Said you can get a can at Lowe's for 3 bucks
 

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I don't have any exterior rust problems but the heat deflector/drip pan is rusting up pretty good and the metal is even starting to flake up. I don't see it lasting too long and I have only cooked on it about 4 times so far.
 

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I don't have any exterior rust problems but the heat deflector/drip pan is rusting up pretty good and the metal is even starting to flake up. I don't see it lasting too long and I have only cooked on it about 4 times so far.

the drip pan is rusting for me as well, but I have a Yoder s640 and the drip pan does the same. I think it just because the heat and exposure to the drippings from fat and water is going to rust.
 

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Hey got a quick question, just bought a pit boss a few months ago have smoked maybe 3 briskets and grilled on it a few times. I noticed that there was rust starting to build up. I always clean the smoker after use and I keep it covered. Is this normal? It's only a few months old.

do you grill a lot at temperatures above 350?
 

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