Best way to bend lenses?

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by PixelatedTakkun, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. PixelatedTakkun

    PixelatedTakkun New Member

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    Hey guys, I recently got the Mcfarlane Spiderman lenses from TJack and was wondering what the safest and most effective way to bend them is?
    I've been trying the hair dryer and although it's helped a little I can't quite get them to that point of being really pliable. What methods do you guys use for your lenses?
     
  2. Fulmetal75

    Fulmetal75 Active Member

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    Get a heat gun. I ordered one from amazon.
     
  3. jrenemtz321

    jrenemtz321 Well-Known Member

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    A heat gun is the way to go. You can work slowly, and they're not pricey.
     
  4. sandbagger

    sandbagger Master Member

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    I put them in the oven on a wooden chopping board and keep a constant watch on them. Once bent I put them under cold water immediately while I am holding the shape.
     
  5. jaimbur

    jaimbur New Member

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    i just heated them with blowdryer they get mushy though kinda
     
  6. exo95er

    exo95er Active Member

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    Heat gun. Better than a hair dryer.
     
  7. yoopees

    yoopees Active Member

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    i use a heat gun and i put 1 frame on my small 9 in" pan fryer. I make circular motions and heat it enough to make it malleable. I form it to TJack's faceshell to get the right curvature. I let it cool to form then heat in the spots needed.

    Be sure to place the faceshell away from the heat gun, my first time i've gotten a faceshell, I ruined it by heating the lens ON the faceshell (shut up a noob mistake lol) ;) so the faceshell warped hahahah -_____- learned my lesson
     

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