heating cured resin?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by slimesquare, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. slimesquare

    slimesquare Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Whats the best way to heat and bend cured resin? Can you use an oven without ruining the oven and the piece?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. madmanmoe64

    madmanmoe64 Well-Known Member

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    Gonna depend on what type of resin and how much you want to reshape it, got a piece in mind? pics?
     
  3. Crank729

    Crank729 Sr Member

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    A have a helmet cast I had to bend back into shape. I just heated it up with a hair blow dryer. Worked just fine.
     
  4. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hot air or a tub with hot water...works like a charm

    Markus
     
  5. slimesquare

    slimesquare Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    im using monster cast resin....its just a quick curing resin and the cast is pretty thick I tried the heat gun and it didnt really help, but i'll try the hot water idea. How long does it need to sit in the hot water?

    And madman I just wanna give my foot clan arm guard the curve that it needs

    http://www.therpf.com/f9/tmnt-foot-clan-arm-guards-test-pull-w-paint-test-127798/

    as you can see and the bottom of the thread its just a flat casting and the fore arm part is supposed to be bowed
     
  6. slimesquare

    slimesquare Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    so I tried soaking it in boiling water....and that didnt work. The hot water and air doesnt seem to be working. Could it be just to thick?
     
  7. HMS Mike

    HMS Mike Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    Pull it green and put it on a curved surface to harden or while it is green in the mold bend the mold in the shape you want.

    HMS Mike
     

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