Is there a better way to bend plastic tubes?
Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:58 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:03 AM
It won't kink, and it keeps its shape nicely
Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:14 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:40 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:10 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:37 AM
I does say brass, aluminum and copper, so maybe they come off easier with metal than with plastic.
Edited by Foxer, 19 May 2012 - 07:39 AM.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:26 AM
If you look at this frame, you will see very little scorch marks from using heat to make the bends, all the rest were bent cold. It;s also made from 1/8" rod, 1/15" bends even easier.
Edited by Psychographic, 19 May 2012 - 11:27 AM.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:50 PM
The catch is that you have to bend it over hard-plastic or metal to make the bend. And, you have to go slow, bend it gently. U use corkboard and straight pins (or map pins) to hold the bends overnight. In most cases, there is a crosspiece that holds the bent rod. Not problems. Also, Plastruct has 1/16-inch (total OD) plastic-covered metal rod what holds it's shape very well.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:27 PM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:52 PM
I am trying to build a 3/4 chassis Mazda Rx3 rotary turbo so far so good again thanks for the help guys...