No, its not an Air Hockey table...

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  1. mercgt73

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    :rofl: Well, I don't know about free... but if this works out, remind me and I will see what we can do. (y)
     
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    Dave B I like Mavericks!

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    Have you figured out how your going to heat the plastic yet?
     
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    Right now I am going to go with heat lamps. It should do the trick, if not then I will need to come up with a heating element and an enclosure. The vacuum form-able vinyl takes much less heat than the plastics used in rigid vacuum forming.
     
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    There's a man in my area that Vac-forms high end R/C race boat hulls in his garage. We all wish we knew what plastics he uses?
     
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    Very interesting. Looking forward to hearing how it works out.
     
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    Are you sure? I think you just have the air pump running the wrong way. :p
     
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    soooulpower Semi-Informed Tinkerer

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    Dang. Beat me to it.
     
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    maverick1970 MCG State Rep

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    Guess we should all hang onto our dash pad cores.
     
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    Since he is doing rigid plastic forming, he does something like this:


    The plastic comes in sheets and you cut it to size to fit your former. I don't know all the names of the different types of plastics, they all have different uses.

    What I am going to be doing can be seen here:


    Same concept, just different materials. Ofcourse I will also be doing the crack filing, smoothing and covering the dash with new foam before putting new vinyl on it.
     
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    very cool:thumbs2: keep us updated
     
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    That is neat!
     
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    Does anyone know what the outcome from this was?
     
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    Obviously, that is a parabolic buffalo resonator....may affect bipeds, and some rodents...Granny used one similar to hypnotize the Watkins man...hey, good work, you can do it....
     
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