The emblem on many Weber gas grills may shows signs of aging long before other parts of the grill. Here are the steps to restore the emblem to a like-new state.
- Remove the emblem from the lid. It may be fastened with nuts or friction clips. If clips, work them off from inside the lid using a small straight blade screwdriver and needle nose pliers.
- Use a stiff wire brush to remove any flaking paint. Clean the surface with a solvent such as lacquer thinner.
- Spray the surface with high-temp gloss or semi-gloss black paint. Allow paint to dry thoroughly
- Sand the emblem to remove paint from the raised surface, leaving black paint in the negative space. Place a piece of 100 grit sandpaper on a flat work surface and place the emblem face-down on the sandpaper. Move the emblem in a circular motion to remove paint. Check the emblem frequently. Don’t sand more than necessary to remove paint.
- Repeat with 150 grit, 220 grit, 320 grit, and 400 grit sandpaper until a smooth finish has been achieved.
- Reinstall the emblem and enjoy your handiwork!
In some instances, the black background may be in good shape, as in the example shown below. This emblem just needs a good cleaning followed by sanding.
Thanks to members Steve Counts for the before/after photos, Bob U (Queens) for the partially sanded emblem photo, and Chad Bman and LMichaels for sharing the restoration steps on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board.