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altomari8868
11-21-2010, 04:17 PM
I have seen many cool rigs on the site. Some have some pretty cool logo's or designs on them. Are they a form of a heat proof decal?? Does anyone know if you can order heat proof decals so you can have your logo done on your smoker?
Thanks...

Slamdunkpro
11-21-2010, 06:06 PM
I have seen many cool rigs on the site. Some have some pretty cool logo's or designs on them. Are they a form of a heat proof decal?? Does anyone know if you can order heat proof decals so you can have your logo done on your smoker?
Thanks...
There aren't many vinyls that will survive repeated exposure to 200+ degrees.

Brauma
11-21-2010, 06:22 PM
The smokers you see that are painted and have cool logos are usually (if not always) double insulated units. Meaning, the exterior skin doesnt get hot. They get quite warm but not hot.

Gerrit_Boys
11-21-2010, 06:36 PM
Don't Geer pits have a raised area to letter on, like another piece of metal with spacers?

Slamdunkpro
11-21-2010, 06:46 PM
Don't Geer pits have a raised area to letter on, like another piece of metal with spacers?
Yes.

Scottie
11-22-2010, 08:16 AM
I would be interested if you find something....

Slamdunkpro
11-22-2010, 01:28 PM
I spoke to my 3M rep today and there are poly vinyls that can withstand up to 700 degrees. I suspect they have to be metallic thermal printed but she's going to send me a spec sheet. I also suspect that it's anything but inexpensive.

Bigdog
11-22-2010, 02:25 PM
I have one on the MOAB that has survived a 500 degree grease fire. :redface:

Dr_KY
11-22-2010, 04:26 PM
Not heat proof but it's lasted two yeas now.

found it on Ebay

http://i38.tinypic.com/6tifwk.jpg (http://i38.tinypic.com/6tifwk.jpg)

Slamdunkpro
11-22-2010, 05:49 PM
Automotive vinyl is good for around 200 degrees F for short periods. The adhesive is usually what fails (most are designed to be removed by heat) unless the unit gets hot enough to scorch the actual vinyl. There are some vinyls designed for motocross and racing applications that do a little better.

I don't think you're going to find anything vinyl that will survive on an offset fire box but there may be some options for uninsulated cook chambers.

I'll report back.