reccomendation for strengthening thin abs plastic?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by takevin, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. takevin

    takevin Sr Member

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    I have helmet thats a bit thin in some areas, and wish to strengthen it. Overall I would prefer fiberglass, but it can get pretty hot and possibly warp the helmet I would think. If I do a less amount of hardner so it will take longer to cure, it will not get as hot, whatcha think? Or another way perhaps? thankyou :D
     
  2. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Would probably be easier to help you if you mentioned what material the helmet you wish to strengthen is made of. Good luck in your quest. :thumbsup
     
  3. takevin

    takevin Sr Member

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    whoops forgot that one, thanks.
     
  4. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    Any 2 part solution eminates heat upon curing...even bondo. I'd go with fiberglass personally. Oh and if you don't use the proper amount of hardener it won't cure properly or worse, not at all...leaving you with a gummy mess of a nightmare.
     
  5. exoray

    exoray Master Member

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    To avoid warping from heat, wrap the helmets outside with rags or towels and keep them wet, it won't take much to keep the temperature bellow anything that will damage most ABS...
     

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