Any way to reshape resin?

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  1. glim999

    glim999 Sr Member

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    I bought a bag of resin bones from the local costume shop and a few of them are seriously warped. I was once told that if you boil cured resin it'll soften it up but I've never tried it. Is this true?
     
  2. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    I've heated fiberglass / resin up with a hairdryer before and managed to reshape it, so I think 'yes'. :)
     
  3. glim999

    glim999 Sr Member

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    Thanks for the info :)
     
  4. Fetthunter

    Fetthunter Sr Member

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    I've used a heat gun (paint stripping kind) to get resin hot and bend it. I wouldn't boil it. Me no likely the boiling water. :confused

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    Good luck.
     
  5. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Resin yes. The older it gets the more brittle it gets but it can be heated and bent, fairly indefintely.

    Fiberglass after about a year will be very difficult (if not impossible) to reform.
     
  6. Durasteel Corporation

    Durasteel Corporation Well-Known Member

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    heat gun...but be careful...stinky
     
  7. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    I've had good results with both a heat gun and boiling water. Just pay attention to where your fingers are ;)
     
  8. Blad

    Blad Sr Member

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    Boiling water & wear rubber gloves. :)
     
  9. glim999

    glim999 Sr Member

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    Thanks for all the tips guys. Boiling them worked perfectly
     

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