Category Archives: Restore

Genesis Platinum Series II Restoration by Jeff MA

This 1996 Genesis Platinum Series II restoration by TVWBB member Jeff MA of Fitchburg, MA is one of the finest, most comprehensive restorations you’ll ever see of a Weber gas grill.

Restored Genesis Platinum Series II in blue by TVWBB member Jeff MA

It features almost everything you might encounter in a restore project, including frame repair, firebox cleanup, screw hole repair with QuikSteel, a little welding, repainting, polishing, parts replacement, logo emblem refinishing, new propane tank scale and hose connector, plus a brand new side burner for good measure.

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Cleaning & Lubricating Weber Gas Grill Valves

Are the gas grill valves in your old Weber Genesis or Summit grill stiff and hard to turn? Do they no longer lock in the Off/High/Medium/Low positions? Do they not pop back up after being pushed down?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you can probably solve the problem by cleaning and lubricating the gas valves.

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Genesis Platinum C Cleanup & Repair by Scott P

To the untrained eye, this circa 2005 Weber Genesis Platinum C gas grill looks like a piece of junk, ready for the scrap heap. But Scott P. from Porter, TX knew better. He picked it up on Craigslist for $50, gave it some spit and polish, and it’s ready for many more years of grilling.

Genesis Platinum C as purchased by Scott P.
Genesis Platinum C as purchased by Scott P.
Rusted floorpan in storage enclosure
Rusted floor pan in storage enclosure

Scott gave the grill a thorough cleaning inside and out, then removed the storage enclosure and did some repair to the floor pan using a rust converter, bonding primer, and graphite spray paint.

Genesis Platinum C post-rehab
Genesis Platinum C post-rehab

A little more polishing of the stainless steel and gray painted surfaces and this gasser was ready for action!

“The burners all work well. It got up to 500°F in about 6 minutes and 600°F a bit later,” says Scott. “I could have spent more time sanding and grinding to smooth out the rust and old paint, but I was looking to do this quick.”

What Scott calls “quick” I call “looks great”!

You can read more about this Weber Genesis Platinum C clean-up and repair on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board.

Repair Rusted Screw Holes With QuikSteel

It’s not uncommon to encounter a rusted-out screw hole when restoring an old Weber gas grill. How do you repair a rusted-out screw hole? In some cases, it’s easy enough to clean-out whatever remains of the hole and replace the original screw with a bolt and nut. But in some cases, you’ll want (or need) to repair the screw hole so the original screw can be used again.

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Genesis 2 Restoration by EdW

Here’s a beautiful restoration of a Weber Genesis 2 by EdW from Silver Spring, MD. He’s documented the process in a series of posts on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board.

Genesis 2 after restoration and before restoration
Genesis 2 after & before restoration

The restoration included a complete disassembly of the grill, repair of the rusted frame, replacements of many internal parts, repainting of the frame/firebox/lid end caps, and some beautiful new woodwork on the work surfaces.

Area of rust cut-off and rewelded
Area of rust cut-off and rewelded
Replacement piece welded into frame
Replacement piece welded into frame
Repainting firebox
Repainting firebox
Replacing burner tubes
Replacing burner tubes

EdW utilized much of the information found on this blog and in the Weber Gas Grills forum at The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board to complete his restoration, including how to restore the Weber emblem and how to clean the porcelain coated lid.

You can read more about this restoration on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board.

Genesis Silver B Restoration by THyde

THyde from Bethlehem, PA has documented his impressive restoration of this burgundy Genesis Silver B in a series of posts on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board.

Weber Genesis Silver B before restoration
Weber Genesis Silver B before restoration

The cooking grates had been recently replaced by the previous owner and the Flavorizer bars were in pretty good shape, but there were plenty of issues with broken bolts and rust on the frame that needed to be addressed.

Rust on the frame
Rust on the frame

THyde also replaced the burners, ignition system, and control knobs. And of course, there was lots of cleaning and cosmetic work to be done to make this beauty shine like new again.

Weber Genesis Silver B after restoration
Weber Genesis Silver B after restoration

You can read more about this restoration on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board.

Genesis 1100 Redhead Restoration by KellyMc

TVWBB member KellyMc from Austin, Texas picked up this 1998 Weber Genesis 1100 redhead on Craigslist for just $45.

“I spent about $160 on paint, wood and finishes, warming basket and shelf, catch pan and holder, cover and a propane tank,” says Kelly. “I’ve used it half a dozen times already and it works great. I like it so much better than something new that would have cost twice as much or would have been half as well-made.”

Weber Genesis 1100 redhead before restoration
Weber Genesis 1100 redhead before restoration
Weber Genesis 1100 redhead after restoration
Weber Genesis 1100 redhead after restoration

What really stands out about Kelly’s restoration is the woodwork. “I used cedar from Home Depot — 1x2s for the side shelf and just plain fence pickets for the bottom shelf. The handle is the original wood, which seems like very cheap pine, with the gray paint sanded off.

“I sanded everything thoroughly and did 3 or 4 coats of teak oil. Then I sanded again and topped with spray-on spar varnish. I think I did 2 or 3 coats, sanding between each. It looks quite nice and seems plenty water-resistant. I keep it completely covered between uses, so I’m hoping it stays looking great for a long time.”

You can read more about this restoration, with lots of photos, on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board.