Discussion in 'Tool & Shop Talk' started by mercgt73, Jan 30, 2011.
Well, I don't know about free... but if this works out, remind me and I will see what we can do.
Have you figured out how your going to heat the plastic yet?
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.
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?
Very interesting. Looking forward to hearing how it works out.
Are you sure? I think you just have the air pump running the wrong way.
Dang. Beat me to it.
Guess we should all hang onto our dash pad cores.
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.
very cool keep us updated
That is neat!
Does anyone know what the outcome from this was?
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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