Fire suit embroidery

Stone Crawler

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My wife surprised me with a new Sparco fire suit, but she ran into a brick wall getting embroidery done. Sparco says that it needs to be done with fire proof thread. She attempted to contact a company that had fire proof thread, and experience with race suits, but found nothing.

Any leads? Preferably in Southern California.

Need to get this done before Vegas to Reno.
 
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Sparco MUST say that due to liability concerns. Are you really that afraid of fire? I'm not (but also a bit fatalistic anyway) and wouldn't be racing if I was. Just how much embroidery do you want to do?

I just let my embroider use her best judgment and figure the sponsor patches aren't Nomex anyway. I know Art Saavedra might think I'm pushing my luck, but it's worked for me almost 55 years of living now.

Good Luck at V2R!
 

xterra

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I am in the embroidery bussiness. I was at an expo in Long Beach 2 years ago, and there was this beautiful suit with lots of logos embroidered all over. I asked the guy and told me the thread was special, has some kind of Nomex in it, to make it fire retardant. I am pretty sure if you start calling embroidey houses, they will reffer you to a specialist for this kind of job.
 
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Jeff:

Are sponsor patches fire resistant? And how much does reg thread compromise the suit's integrity? I don't worry much myself cuz I don't have many sponsors nor do I spend much more than a tiny part of my life in a firesuit. :(

But what's the lowdown? And what's more important, fire resistant helmet skirts or Nomex socks?

How 'bout a primer on benefit/cost analysis of Nomex vs other fire retardent underclothing too? I'm willing to be schooled. Thanks!
 

M.Harvey1600

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yeah id go with embroidery in motion... its part of Parker Pumper in mira loma... really quick turn around and they embroider tons of drivers suits for many teams...

Embroidery in motion
3834 Wacker Dr
Mira Loma, CA 91752-1147
(951) 360-9368‎
 
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