HELP!!!! FORMING/MOLDIND/BENDING SINTRA

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    HELP!!!! FORMING/MOLDIND/BENDING SINTRA

    how to you bend and form sintra? i have all my armor cut, but it's all flat n stuff? HELP!!!!

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    Re: HELP!!!! FORMING/MOLDIND/BENDING SINTRA

    All you need to do is heat it up to bend it. Just use a hairdryer, heatgun, or just boil up a pot of water and dip the pieces into it, but wait until it's pretty hot. Then bend away, and when you're done, put it under some cold water.

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    Or stick it in the oven with the door open on a low temp.

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    Re: HELP!!!! FORMING/MOLDIND/BENDING SINTRA

    One word of caution ... be careful how hot ya get it. If it gets too hot, it will turn to liquid.

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    TeamFett said: View Post
    Or stick it in the oven with the door open on a low temp.
    Sintra? Oven? I don't think so... if you leave it in the for right ammount of time you'd probably be fine, but it may destroy the foam and it may be difficult to pull out and form. Sintra cools off extremely quickly.

    I recommend boiling water or a heat gun. But if you use a heatgun, use it like a blowdryer, don't leave the head aimed at a single point or it will destroy your armour.

    Andy

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Sintra? Oven? I don't think so... if you leave it in the for right ammount of time you'd probably be fine,
    Forgot to mention, don't leave it unattended. And when I said low, I meant low. No more than 250.

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    I have used a hairdryer in the past and it has worked like a charm. Don't hold it in one place for to long.

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    Buckeye_01 said: View Post
    I have used a hairdryer in the past and it has worked like a charm. Don't hold it in one place for to long.
    I've never tried a hairdryer, I boil water. I really need to get a heatgun though..

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    Boiling water or a heat gun .... I find a hair drying just seems to take too long.

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    Yes , heat gun or use boling water.

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