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i didn't pay for the vinyl wrap, the guy who I built the smoker looked after it, but I was quoted at one point and for a basic vinyl with 3M auto vinyl (the toughest of the vinyls) it was going to be anywhere from $250- $400 depending on the colour.
I used tremclad (also known as rustoleum) oil based metal rust proof paint on my 1st build, I primed it and then applied it with a roller in several coats. It is bullet proof. Polished up really nice. Though I will thin it out a little next time to allow thinner coats that dry and cure a little faster. The oil based metal paint takes months to fully cure even in the summer. So too many thick layers too close together can make the cure time take for eeeevvver.
Ill paint me next build again, the vinyl looks great, but much more $$ than the paint and cant be touched up if it gets scuffed.
After reading up I changed from the smoke daddy to the A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKER 5X8 Tray. I think I am going to do the mail box mod and hang it on the side of the fridge or mount under the fridge, haven't figured that part out yet.
I am stopping at a sheet metal place tomorrow to get a price on some stainless steel sheets so I can cover the door and box.
Still undecided on the top vent on what I want to do with that or what size. Any thoughts on that?
On this door it is not really flat and has a healthly lip and ridge. Do I need to flatten that out some how or just attach enough sheet metal to fit in that grove and not cover whole door?
This has pictures....
Edited by DaveOmak - 11/19/15 at 2:28am
I am going to the metal place today so sheet of 20g cold steel 4x10 runs 65 so not to bad. I will check out stainless and if it to much more might just go with that to make it a little easier.
If the finned strip heater is tight against the back of the smoker.... heat maybe is being lost through transfer to the smoker lining... think about standing it off an 1" or 2" so the heat will transfer to the air in the smoker... If you have an infra red non contact thermometer, check the temperature of the fin strip heater when it's operating.. maybe 65% is too low.... darned if I know... Is the door an airtight seal... how many and how big are the air inlets and outlets....
One thing I did notice from the moment I start it, it powers on for like 3 seconds then shuts off then back on. It is constantly cycling up to the temp does that sound right?
Edited by miller408 - 7/1/16 at 11:11am
Just used a blue oil based paint we sprayed on then once it dried taped it off and just used a high gloss can of white spray paint. Originally I wanted to use auto paint but the quote I got just for the paint was like 300 dollars.