Now I don't want to get in trouble, but . . . I think
it was SmokeBuzz. But, if I remember correctly, he has a Horizon or an Okei Joe smoker which is heavier -- probably 1/4" steel -- which would have no problem
standing up to the heat I am sure.
Bummer Taz. Well, the newer SnPs could use a little help in the paint department anyway. I'm sure after you get it all reseasoned and repainted, it will look better than it did new. And will have a higher quality finish.
And eventually . . . maybe in a few months or so . . . you'll be kind of glad it happened.
Well, maybe not glad, but I'll bet you'll be appreciate nicer finish anyway . . . I hope.