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Old 06-06-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default neoprene kettle insulation?

I know a lot of people use reflectix but what about neoprene? -Kevin


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Old 06-06-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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pretty sure it'll melt all over the place.


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Old 06-06-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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Teflon, fiberglass, silicon or wood might be a better option.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:09 PM   #4
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i haven't found any information that neoprene has a low melting point. this link claims the melting point is 392 F via Dupont : http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_neoprene_flame_resistant
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:10 AM   #5
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I wouldn't put my faith in answers.com

The only semi legit temperature range I could find was an o-ring material guide that put the temperature range from -35F to 250F.

That being said the recommended temperature for reflectix is -60F to 180F.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:43 AM   #6
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haha i agree, but posting answers.com was easier than posting chemyq.com and getting into decomposition temps etc. i will have to try an experiment with a beer koozie and really small pot or soup can or something. i doubt "neoprene koozies" are made from legit neoprene but it is worth a try.
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Hell I say give it a try, whats the worst thing that can happen the koozies catches on fire. Just do it away from anything you don't want to lose. you could probably use a few layers of tin foil under a beer can with said koozie on the bbq and try and bring it to a boil.
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Hell I say give it a try, whats the worst thing that can happen . . .
You could inhale cancerous fumes and die a horrible death.
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For electric rigs, neoprene jackets are an EXCELLENT option (improved durability and temperature stability compared to Reflectix).


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