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BlueSteel

Guest
Hey yall quick question:
I do foam builds but currently don't have a heat gun. I'm pretty much broke as it is so I was wondering if I could throw my foam pieces in the microwave to heat them up instead XD stupid, I know, but has anyone else tried this??
 

meowz0r

Active Member
If you have a Harbor Freight store around you, a heat gun only cost about $12. They usually have a sale on it and they have coupons for 20% off.
 
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BlueSteel

Guest
Thx bro. Ya I'll probably just end up getting one. It's on my list for sure for my next project but I'm just so tired of meeting setbacks with my current build ;)
 

meowz0r

Active Member
Yeah, I understand.

It's better to do things properly the first time than having to go back and correct yourself.
 
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BlueSteel

Guest
Ya haha not quite sure what you mean but I'm sure it's something smart :D
 

Motuxmen

New Member
And I wouldn't recommend microwave. Can melt the foam. Not typical but possible. If you have a lamp that "could" work as a quick temp fix. Right around the bulb gets hot hot. But if buy a heat gun. After the sale and coupon at harbor frieght I paid 6 bucks.
 
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BlueSteel

Guest
Ah I gotcha :)
I was more curious not seriously considering shoving foam into my microwave XD
 

fishertime

New Member
I had used microwave oven last week for some templates to bend.
It was important to adjust time.
But I recommend you to use a heatgun or hear dryer
 

Yrien

Well-Known Member
I did see one tutorial where they used the heat from the stovetop, rather than the inside of the oven. You'd have to be really careful not to burn yourself doing that, though!
 

Dean

New Member
I'm concerned how readily accepting everyone using heat guns to heat the different kinds of foams used here, foam that was manufactured without the intention of it being heated. Who knows what kinds of fumes are being released during the heating and what you're inhaling?
 

sandbagger

Master Member
I'm concerned how readily accepting everyone using heat guns to heat the different kinds of foams used here, foam that was manufactured without the intention of it being heated. Who knows what kinds of fumes are being released during the heating and what you're inhaling?
We are touched by your concern. Would you like to do some research, perhaps some controlled tests where you could measure and quantify potential hazards and return to us your findings? That would be lovely.
 
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