Help releasing fiberglass from plastic

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Reyde, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Reyde

    Reyde New Member

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    Hi! I purchased some time ago a X-Wing helmet. I started to reinforce it with resin fiberglass, but it became too heavy. I tried to release it, but it was impossible. Any idea of how to separate the fiber from the plastic? Thanks.
     
  2. PepMaster

    PepMaster Sr Member

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    Once the fiberglass has cured there's no getting it out without damaging the helmet.
     
  3. RussellSculpts

    RussellSculpts Well-Known Member

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    you could try heating the plastic to peel it off, but then the fiberglass becomes the part and you destroy the plastic.
     
  4. VinnyboyXI

    VinnyboyXI Member

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    What about Acetone? Doesn't that thin out the resin? I may be wrong though, just figured I'd mention it
     
  5. Reyde

    Reyde New Member

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    I thought about using acetone but I was worried about if it could melt the plastic. I looks there is no return. Well, I´ll have the head well protected :unsure

    Thanks to all.
     

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