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    Nov 25, 2003, 2:33 PM - Shaping Sintra #1

    I have a piece of Sintra I need to shape for a butt plate.
    What method is best for heating it up to be pliable enough?

    Hot Water...hair Dryer...OVEN ???

    Any Ideas?
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    Nov 25, 2003, 3:06 PM - Re: Shaping Sintra #2

    Boiling water.
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    Nov 25, 2003, 9:36 PM - Re: Shaping Sintra #3

    i second that.
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    Nov 26, 2003, 4:39 AM - Re: Shaping Sintra #4

    Hi There

    I've used a hairdryer to shape it, with good results.
    Give both methods a try though.

    Tk1608.
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    Nov 26, 2003, 10:35 AM - Re: Shaping Sintra #5

    I also prefer the hot water method.. You just need yto have a container that is big enough.. I also haved used a heat gun with excellent results. You just have to be careful not to melt the sintra..

    Erik
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    Nov 26, 2003, 5:20 PM - Re: Shaping Sintra #6

    We've never used boiling water to shape sintra so we can't say how good it is.

    We have used a heat gun and have had excellent results.
    However, if you decide to use a heat gun, be sure to heat the back side of the sintra and not the side you're going to see. The heat gun gives the sintra a weird texture.
    Hope this helps.

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    Nov 26, 2003, 5:39 PM - Re: Shaping Sintra #7

    What exactly is a heat gun?
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    Nov 26, 2003, 6:45 PM - Re: Shaping Sintra #8

    Heat gun is like a blow dryer but much more powerfull, You can get one that does not blow hot air like a hair dryer does.

    You can get a hot gun in most hardwarestores.
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    Nov 29, 2003, 9:47 PM - Re: Shaping Sintra #9


    mobius wrote:

    Heat gun is like a blow dryer but much more powerfull, You can get one that does not blow hot air like a hair dryer does.

    You can get a hot gun in most hardwarestores.
    Or you could get a Heat Gun from the local Walmart (where I got mine) for about $20-$25 in the hardware/paints area (it's cheaper than the hardware store...believe me!). Just remember to use it slowly and one step at the time. Do not rush on it, it could be a really "burning" pain if you're not carefull, not talking about the money invested in the sintra and the work to cut it in shape.

    Robert

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