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Customizing the BGE

Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
I am in the process of getting custom made handles and a custom ceramic damper top for my large BGE. I was just curious to see if anybody has heard of or seen anyone that does decals for the egg. I would like to have a collegiate decal made for the dome but do not know if this would be possible due to the heat and/or warranty. Any advice?

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,372
    edited February 2012
    I would also worry about the heat bakeing it on. In my short 6 years here never came up.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • HicHic Posts: 350
    I've seen picture of some custom painted eggs on here.

    Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
    Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,482
    Here's an Oklahoma State custom job that someone posted a while back.  I'm not sure what paint you could use that wouldn't flake or bake off on high temp cooks.

    image

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,528
    In the automotive world there are numerous paints and coatings that can easily handle the exterior temp of a BGE.  I just don't know which would stick to the BGE's exterior surface.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • Wouldn't you need to scuff up the surface?
    LET'S EAT
  • @Mike8it Where are you getting the custom ceramic handles and damper top.
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,528
    Wouldn't you need to scuff up the surface?
    Probably can use a chemical deglosser, something like acetone, but I'm just speculating as I have not studied the finish on the egg to know its properties.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    the finish of an egg is essentially glass.  it's glazed and fired ceramic, after all.  not paint, not an epoxy.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    Getting my custom handles from Danny his email is danlin@nb.sympatico.ca. He seems to be a great guy. Here is his website http://dannyscarvings.blogspot.com/
    Getting my ceramic damper top from lara@larafors.com. She is great to work with as well
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    edited February 2012

    What does the 'custom damper' look like?

    I got my custom handle from :  http://www.amlwoodart.com/contact.html ... does nice work!

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • bghiiibghiii Posts: 25
    What does a custom ceramic damper look like?

  • Just got my custom handle from Danny in today.  Check it out.  He does great work.

    image

    GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Large BGE Dyersburg TN
  • genwmull that custom handle is sweet! Very cool!
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • @NightwingXP Thanks now if I could get the egg orange.  HAHA
    Large BGE Dyersburg TN
  • Here's an Oklahoma State custom job that someone posted a while back.  I'm not sure what paint you could use that wouldn't flake or bake off on high temp cooks.

    image

    Mike
    Omaha, NE


    I actually posted this a while back, but I'm not sure you're referring to mine or a possible repost. It's actually PGA golfer Hunter Mahan's rig and I'm sure he threw down some dough for the coating. I'd love to find out where you could get this done or what it would take to accomplish it.
  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    That paint job is sweet. Too bad I don't have Hunter Mahan's money to get mine done with the NC State logo on it. I will post pictures of my handle and damper cap as soon as I get them.
  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    I am now in the process of starting a custom table for my egg. As stated I have ordered a custom handle from Danny, a custom damper top from Lara and now I just got finished talking with Dan at http://www.customcuttingboards.com/index.html to do a custom cutting board that will insert into the table me and my buddy are making. I have to say that one the BGE bug bites it bites hard!!!! The only downside to this is my girlfriend is starting to feel neglected (and my bank account is taking a beating). Can't wait to get all this put together and post some pictures!!!! I saw a thread tonight about cutting boards and I would suggest you check out Dan's website if you are thinking a out purchasing one. I believe he can customize them just about any way. Mine will have the NCSU Bell Tower logo on it!!!!
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