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    Aug 25, 2007, 1:40 PM - ruffkin gauntlet question??? #1

    im looking at the ruffkin rotj gauntlets i picked up awhile back and it appears when they were fiberglassed it pulled out ( bowed)the edges on the bottom halves. to a point where if i trim them down to get the alighnment right with the tops basically they wont fit my arms nemore and i will loose the overlap the top outside would have with the bottom. so my question is: has anyone been able to re-shape the gauntlets after being glassed?? and if so what methods were used??? id really appreciate some advice!!
    thanks! ~shawn
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    Aug 25, 2007, 4:02 PM - Re: ruffkin gauntlet question??? #2

    Eat works if distributed evenly. I don't know how the plastic will be affected though..
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    Aug 25, 2007, 6:40 PM - Re: ruffkin gauntlet question??? #3

    Eat or heat. . . whatever you like.
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    Aug 25, 2007, 7:34 PM - Re: ruffkin gauntlet question??? #4

    lol while i was eating .... i gave the bottom halves of the gauntlets a bath in hot water for about 10 min, made them plyable enough to bend them w/o damaging the glassing on the interior. so i held it in place while runnig it undercold water for 5 min, so far so good! but if anyone has a different way they tried im curious to hear about it!! thanks for the help fellas!
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    Aug 25, 2007, 10:54 PM - Re: ruffkin gauntlet question??? #5

    Well, sounds like the heat/cool method worked out for you.
    Was the glass layer actually separating from the outer styrene shells? Or did it just warp the shells a little?
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    Aug 26, 2007, 9:37 AM - Re: ruffkin gauntlet question??? #6

    The shells actually warped out about 1/2" on the left one and 5/8" on the right one, but ive moved the left back in place, but im a little worried when i try the right one that it may pop the glass. if that happens ill juts re-glass it i guess.
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    Aug 26, 2007, 5:26 PM - Re: ruffkin gauntlet question??? #7

    I'm glad the eating worked out for you
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    Aug 26, 2007, 7:32 PM - Re: ruffkin gauntlet question??? #8

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    Eat or heat. . . whatever you like.
    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    I'm glad the eating worked out for you
    Hey, we're all from the desert southwest ... we eat heat all time time, don't we?!!

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