Gauntlet trouble

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    Gauntlet trouble

    Hey guys im having trouble with my right gauntlet. After attaching the hinge my shells arnt quite alined evenly when closed. So Im having trouble with a closure method and its driving me nuts! Any advice? I would really appreciate it.

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    Re: Gauntlet trouble

    Pics would help...I had a similar problem and had to play around with the hinge placements and sanding down the lips of the shells.

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    Re: Gauntlet trouble

    No sanding required SandySith just heat but if you managed to get it done that way then thats good to know

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/c...intense-25280/

    Veges - Just read over Cruzers Tutorial, you'll need to glue in the fixed hinge firstly and then get hold of a heat gun or in my case, my wifes hair dryer.

    A little heat and both parts will give enough for you to get them to alline correctly.

    good luck and should you decide to use the heat method, dont get the gauntlets too hot.


    Trav

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    Heat wont mess up the cold cast? I really dont wanna mess them up

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    Re: Gauntlet trouble

    Cruzer said: View Post
    After the small exposed hinge is affixed, I applied heat mainly to the bottom shell to realign the edges. I then held them in the position I wanted and ran them under cool water in a sink to maintain the shape. If I had just let them air dry, they could start going back into their original unrealigned position. If after you have the hinge/pin side affixed there is still a lot of tension on the pin, I'd recommend heating up both sides significantly, placing the pin in and letting them cool with the pin installed. This should decrease the amount of tension that may be on the pin.
    Quoted from the tutorial

    Just gently heat the bottom half untill you feel it's enough, the heat wont ruin the CC. if you use a heat gun just run it over the half nice and evenly so no single spot gets too hot. Then you should feel the half start to warp under the pressure of you hands. Quickly close the gauntlest so the alline and then put them under cold water straight away.

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    Re: Gauntlet trouble

    After installing the exposed hinge, gently heat up the top and bottom shells with a heat gun or hair dryer and align. Run a piece of tape along the two sides to keep them aligned and allow cool. Once cooled, take a sanding block to either edge to make them flush with one another, and then you should be ready to install the hinge.

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