Restoring The Weber Emblem

Weber emblem before and after restoration
Weber emblem before and after restoration

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.

  1. Remove the emblem from the lid. It may be fastened with nuts or friction clips.
  2. Use a stiff wire brush to remove any flaking paint. Clean the surface with a solvent such as lacquer thinner.
  3. Spray the surface with high-temp gloss or semi-gloss black paint. Allow paint to dry thoroughly
  4. 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.
  5. Repeat with 150 grit, 220 grit, 320 grit, and 400 grit sandpaper until a smooth finish has been achieved.
  6. Reinstall the emblem and enjoy your handiwork!
Emblem fastened with friction clip on 1991 Genesis
Emblem fastened with friction clip on 1991 Genesis
Emblem after partial sanding
Emblem after partial sanding

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.

No painting required to restore this emblem
No painting required to restore this emblem

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.