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  1. Dougie Fett's Avatar
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    Jul 7, 2008, 12:16 PM - Reshaping fibreglass armour #1

    As it turns out, I need to reshape some of the chest pieces slightly for a better fit.
    Is it possible to heat fibreglass and then reshape it without breaking? Was thinking of heating in the oven for a few minutes to see what happens.
    Probably should mention that it is already painted.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Jul 7, 2008, 12:31 PM - Re: Reshaping fibreglass armour #2

    I reshaped my older MLC armour one time by heating it in the oven for a bit, then plunging it in water. I don't remember what temp I used or for how long I left it in, but it wasn't very long. I'm shure someone else will chime in with better directions, but yeah...it can be done!!! Mine was already painted too, and turned out fine, so hopefully you don't have issues ruining your paint.
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    Jul 7, 2008, 3:27 PM - Re: Reshaping fibreglass armour #3

    I would be skeptical of doing it in the oven because fiberglass has chemicals in it that are harmful to your health. I would be worried about the chemicals getting in your oven. I have successfully reshaped fiberglass with a heat gun numerous times so that's what I'd recommend.
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    Jul 7, 2008, 4:57 PM - Re: Reshaping fibreglass armour #4

    Good to know, I have some I was thinking about reshaping too, will give it a go.

    Thanks.
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    Jul 7, 2008, 7:14 PM - Re: Reshaping fibreglass armour #5

    Found it. This is what was recomended by TK 409 to bend out the MLC shoulders, which are FG:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...=mlc+shoulders
  6. Dougie Fett's Avatar
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    Jul 8, 2008, 2:26 AM - Re: Reshaping fibreglass armour #6

    Thanks guys, will give it a go today and see how i get on.
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    Jul 8, 2008, 5:31 AM - Re: Reshaping fibreglass armour #7

    Tried it today and it worked, 200 degrees for 1 minute and then dunked into cold water.

    Thanks again Jango's Kid.
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    Jul 8, 2008, 9:50 AM - Re: Reshaping fibreglass armour #8

    Glad it worked!!!!!
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