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  1. saint_nasty's Avatar
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    Nov 15, 2006, 12:25 PM - two questions #1

    i've got a 97 rubies (i know, it's a cheapie. it's my first and i'm experimenting with it.) and i was wondering, when using the hot car technique for reshaping, how long should i leave the helmet in the heat? i'm trying out an idea using a closet that has hot water pipes that run through the back and a small space heater, it should get pretty warm in there.

    the other question i have is, how do i best remove the rf ear without scarring it up real bad?
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    Nov 15, 2006, 1:28 PM - Re: two questions #2

    i don't know about that closet thing... it might not get hot enough. a hot car will get really really hot.

    when reshaping a royal guard helmet (same material), i used a heat gun.
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    Nov 15, 2006, 2:07 PM - Re: two questions #3

    I put mine in an oven JUST FOR A FEW SECONDS, to get it soft, then taped it from fron to back across the opening to hold it while it cooled.
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    Nov 15, 2006, 2:41 PM - Re: two questions #4

    You can use a heat gun or even a hair dryer. You'll have to hold it in place till it cools down.
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    Nov 15, 2006, 3:39 PM - Re: two questions #5

    I recommend the hairdryer. This allows you concentrate on one area at a time.

    Good luck
    DAZ
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    Nov 15, 2006, 5:45 PM - Re: two questions #6

    it got up to about 120ish in that closet, and it ended up making the helmet soft enough to form by hand. got the shape i wanted and "froze" it in cold water. it kept the shape for a few hours, until i cut the old visor out. this was the first of probably many reformings before it's acceptable.

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