Starting my first Mando today

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Going to go shape my armor in a little bit. Any last minute warning or sugestions?

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    your gonna heat it right?

    Use gloves, heat evenly, use a straight surface to bend, then dunk in cold water and hold the shape.

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    I was going to wear a thick sweater and put it up against myself when its hot

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    Thats a GREAT IDEA, talk about form fitting.

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    wouldn't do that vod. trust me. it's alot harder to hold it in position. will need two ppl to do it that way.

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    why not?

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

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    Thats a GREAT IDEA, talk about form fitting.

    I cant take the credit, it was Kals idea

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    your going to need two ppl and your not going to be able to move till it cools granted its only a minute or two but 350 degrees is really hot.

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    ive got another person helping. and after i form it dont i just put it in cool water?

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    either that or hold it in place till it cools. once you release the pressure it's going to start going back to original form you'll have to be fast from your body to the water. it's a great idea don't get me wrong i tried it myself. didn't turn out the way i hoped.

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    if it messes up the first time i can always form it again right?

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    OH I KNOW, get a fire extenguisher (CO2) and blast yourself after you have it in place

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    haha please tell me you're kidding

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    350 - 375 degrees is really hot vod. lol

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    O...... um maybe three sweaters

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    O...... um maybe three sweaters
    and CO2

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    but seriously if its gonna be that hot should i put it against my body?

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    NO, you WILL burn your self, just bend it 1 part at a time.

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    against a picnic table or something?

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    yup, that'll work, remember you can tweek it a little after.

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    what part are you bending?

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    alright im not sure how well it will turn out though

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    well you can heat, then bend, and while it is against the table in the shape you want, you can cool it with the H2O, dry and test fit, if not perfect, reheat form some more.

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    NO don't put it directly against ur body... use a thick, heavy sweater or sweatshirt... put it against the shirt and press it against urself to form it... u'll feel a lil bit of the heat, and you may get a lil red but it won't hurt u... much...lol jk u'll be fine. I suggest using the cold water dunk to help it keep its shape, that's what I did and it turned out great! however... u have to really heat it up and u have to hold it against urself until it starts cooling, then dunk it. The rapid cooling in the water makes it hold its new shape better and... it actually makes the plastic harder and less prone to warping! But... it has to be COLD water or it won't work.

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Ok so this is what i understand i have to do. Heat it up with the heatgun (not sure how hot to heat it up to) Hold it up to myself until it starts to cool. Then Dunk it in cool water and hold it there

    is that right?

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