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Old 02 July 2007, 16:50   #11
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I think its all about the heat wicking away on the thicker stuff. I think the best way is to get some general heat in to the panel and then perhaps a heat gun to do the localised stuff.

I intend to use a Halogen heater first covered with two peices of steel to first focus the heat into a measured width (similar to what Biggles was saying), generally heating the ares either side with the heat comming off the steel sheet.Lay the sheet over the top for a period. Take the sheet and bend it over the former to the correct angle.
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Old 02 July 2007, 17:11   #12
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some good hints and tips here for me to try.....tanks
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On the first bit (3mm) pointed it away and gradually came closer moving along the seam of the intended crease, also applied heat from below, all of a sudden it started to bend so I kept on with the heat, pushed down with my other hand and away it went to a nice clear 90 degree bend.

So brimming with confidence tried the same with the 6mm and basically was too impatient, ended up with the nozzle all but touching the surface and was whacking heat into it far too quickly, managed to melt my rubber glove, burn the table, scorch the lexan and then it bent, if I was to try again I'd have 2 heat guns on it as the 6mm seemed to lose heat as I moved arond it, as I said initially though Hugh I was after a right angled bend, a gentle curve would have been easier.
You should have that arse as a former. Lay the screen out on the sofa, drop those cheeks on there for the duration of Eastenders and Hey Presto! A split screen with a couple of perfect 90's!
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Old 02 July 2007, 17:36   #14
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I just removed the signwriting from my old van with a powerful hairdryer . I was surprised how much heat you could get into it over quite a big area , maybe worth a try to keep the area up to temp.
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Old 02 July 2007, 17:44   #15
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I just removed the signwriting from my old van with a powerful hairdryer . I was surprised how much heat you could get into it over quite a big area , maybe worth a try to keep the area up to temp.
Why do you own a hairdrier Parkesy?
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Old 02 July 2007, 18:04   #16
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Why do you own a hairdrier Parkesy?
Yes it was don't think the soup dragon would allow me to use hers
I have also go 2 irons in the workshop but they never iron clothes
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You should have that arse as a former. Lay the screen out on the sofa, drop those cheeks on there for the duration of Eastenders and Hey Presto! A split screen with a couple of perfect 90's!
but the screen is only 4 ft long, would it reach the end of his arse cheeks?
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I have also go 2 irons in the workshop but they never iron clothes
They must be soldering irons then....
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No same thing the women use to burn holes in clothes , honest
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For use when applying edging to laminates?
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