Has anyone replaced your old felt gasket , with the new mesh style ? If so have you tried just replacing just the dome or the bottom half , and leaving the other side with nothing ?
Thanks for any input you may have
Over the winter my previous attempt to apply a Rutland gasket failed so I had to redo it. A little research showed that a number of people were having adhesion issues with the Rutland cement due to age of the cement or difficulty of application. The upshot is that the recommendation now is to use PermaTex Ultra Copper automotive gasket maker as the glue for the fiberglass Rutland gasket.
Follow the NakedWhiz instructions for surface preparation:
Follow my instructions here (in the photo comments) for the PermaTex application and curing process:
I cannot recommend the PermaTex highly enough. Compared to the Rutland cement it is a dream. I am seriously considering doing my second egg with just four or five layers of PermaTex and no fibreglass to have a nice stiff but rubbery seal. That should make any repairs a snap. Cut out the offending part and reapply the PermaTex after cleaning/roughening.
I have contacted NakedWhiz by email to see about combining the two sets of instructions. We'll see what happens...
I guess, I could wait and do an unboxing, install and review video on Youtube but, I'm no Youtuber so, why start now?
Anyway, I called my local Authorized KJ dealer on Monday and inquired about a replacement Wire Mesh Fiberglass Gasket for an original, pre-2017 Big Joe (Model #BJ24RH). He then called KJ for me (KJ simply referred me to the dealer), I was given the part number #BJ-MGA24 and told that they would in fact be able to order it from KJ. He called again yesterday to say that it will be here in a about week and cost around $90. YES!!!
I just acquired a primo from a friend who was downsizing. I am replacing and upgrading components and really wanted an oven style/fiberglass or woven metal type gasket vs. nomex. This just seems like a cleaner option for the grill surface.
I read a story about someone using this type of gasket (thicker than the standard gasket) so they only needed to gasket the lid - not the cooking surface (limited grease and organic matter on a grate level gasket).