Alright, so I'm definitely not new anymore and I've read the posts about Rutland gaskets vs Nomex gaskets. I'm still a bit leary about the fiberglass in the Rutland gasket, but I'm not here to rehash that debate.
I replaced my stock gasket several months ago with the Nomex gasket that BGE sent me as a replacement. The gasket has held up fabulously after close to 100 pizzas at 600+ degrees. The problem is not the gasket. It is the adhesive. I used the 3M 77 adhesive that is recommended for installing the gasket. Over time the adhesive failed in spots. I reapplied adhesive in a few spots and restuck it to the egg. Last night I was not so lucky. I realized after the egg was at 450 that smoke was coming out of the gasket. This was strange since the gasket has performed flawlessly. What happened was this. The adhesive failed and a large section of gasket, 8 inches or so, had come loose and was in the egg instead of around the dome.
The gasket is still not fried. It is black and hard in that spot, but I could restick it. I am tired of respraying the Super 77 adhesive and resticking. Is there a better adhesive to use for the nomex? Will the copper adhesive that folks use for the Rutland work for the nomex? I see that Rutland also makes a high temp adhesive. Would this be a good alternative?