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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2012, 09:28 PM
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You got a sword handy, might wanna fall on it now .

Seriously though, what are you trying to do with it, how thick is it, and how clear does it still have to be when done. I've spent a considerable amount of time experimenting with lexan, few attempts have been successful. If you're doing a gradual bend in ONE direction, a heat gun and some welding gloves, but be carefull because you get it too hot and the gloves will leave prints. Anything else, especially 3 dimensional shapes, you're gonna need a salamander set up and a vacuum table, and even that won't work if it's too thick.

Although, if anyone knows something I don't, please share, because I'd love to know the secret (woulda saved a couple hundred bucks more than a few times).

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