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#21 bobthehobbyguy

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

Great idea.

#22 Carolina Man

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 01:38 PM

Where can this epoxy putty be bought?



#23 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 01:51 PM

Where can this epoxy putty be bought?

 

One such material is "Milliput", sold in hobby and craft stores and online.

 

More info here:    http://www.milliput.com/


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 09 April 2015 - 01:51 PM.


#24 ChrisBcritter

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:20 PM

I wonder if you could get the same results by putting the whole setup in the sink and pouring boiling water over it? I know that kind of plastic warps in the dishwasher.


Edited by ChrisBcritter, 21 April 2015 - 11:22 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 12:37 AM

I wonder if you could get the same results by putting the whole setup in the sink and pouring boiling water over it? I know that kind of plastic warps in the dishwasher.

that seems like a worthy idea to try, it would resolve the problem of melting through the plastic with the heat gun or flame.



#26 Len Woodruff

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:29 AM

Very Nice Idea. I missed this the 1st time it was posted.



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:07 AM

that seems like a worthy idea to try, it would resolve the problem of melting through the plastic with the heat gun or flame.

It's a good idea, but it will give you a lot of work. Why? because the key to this working, is to control where the heat goes. You have to heat only the area around the mold. Water will lack this kind of control. 

Other thing: I never tested, but I think 100 degree Celsius is not enough to do the job. And that is the temperature of boiling water. 



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 09:28 AM

i did this once in the 90s to make a new rear window for a 1964 fury.  instead doing the way you did it i made a two part mold out of bondo and then press the new window out