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Advice on shaping resin

January 25 2016 at 3:08 PM
Michael McDonald  (Login mlmcdonald)
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I have the resin bumpers for the LWS, and I have to do some bending and shaping. I have never used resin before and have only a vague conviction that I should use steam. Would someone please give me some guidance.

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roy chow
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Hot water

January 25 2016, 4:01 PM 

You can better regulate the heating with a pot of very hot water (not boiling). Plus it'll be safer than steam. Once you get it to the shape you desire, quickly dip it into a cool water bath to lock it into place. If you don't like it, try and try again. Good luck
Roy Chow
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Michael McDonald
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Re: Hot water

January 25 2016, 4:09 PM 

Perhaps a silly question, but how do you handle it? Gloves? Tongs/tweezers?

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Chris Grove
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Handling hot resin

January 27 2016, 4:46 PM 

Hi Michael

The answer to your query is Yes! Whichever and whatever will get the job done without burning you. I very often hold one end while pouring hot water from kettle on the other end. When cool, turn around and repeat!

I do have to say that some things still have me stumped. I have a fine tank transporter body, but the chassis, which is part of the same piece of resin, is clearly warped!


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Michael McDonald
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Well, for my first time with resin,

January 28 2016, 8:25 PM 

I picked a piece that is really heavy in the center, i.e., where it needs to bend, and thins towards each side.

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