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06-05-2014 12:31 AM
jhon505
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I like your idea of the heating gun its not bad. i know this thread is very old, but many new visitors come there and they got the info about their problems and issues............
I like your idea of the [************************************************** ************its not bad. i know this thread is very old, but many new visitors come there and they got the info about their problems and issues.....
06-03-2014 03:58 AM
jhon505 I like your idea of the heating gun its not bad. i know this thread is very old, but many new visitors come there and they got the info about their problems and issues............
04-19-2011 08:43 AM
DanTwoLakes Yes, you are right, this thread is 7 years old. In order to form PVC foamboard you need to be able to concentrate the heat in the area you're working on, and be able to quickly pull the source of heat away when you need to. The industrial heat gun is the way to do it. Compound shapes are not feasible without cutting and removing material to allow for the bending. There is only so much that can be done just by heating the PVC.
04-18-2011 07:27 PM
Cape Cod Bob Not for nuthin' . but this thread is SEVEN YEARS OLD.
Any way I found the heatb gun way to slow. More like u need an oven.
04-18-2011 04:27 PM
2TALLTARY
Forming PVC

Use a heat gun. Maybe on thinner sizes like .030" or .060" it might work but on thicker sizes use a heat gun. I buy acrylic a lot from http://www.iplasticsupply.com/materi...ite-sheet-rod/ I use a heat gun and it works perfect.
12-23-2004 11:59 PM
mmartin1872 another good tool is this plexiglass/plastic bender for forming plexiglass/abs etc...
http://www.abbeon.com/tools/bendt.html

i don't have the time right now to search.. but i'm sure it can be made out of if i remember correctly drier heat coils... search the net and you can save yourself some money by building one of these instead of buying it.. selectproducts.com sells one for about $250ish i think (in the plexiglass accessories section) i think you could build one for under $50.
12-23-2004 11:06 PM
horvath HA!


Thanks, man. I'm on the same page now.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Alan
54 Chevy Pickup
12-23-2004 09:07 PM
Interiors by Shannon S I G N

I know I can't spell read or write! That's whys I works with my hands!!
12-23-2004 08:58 PM
horvath Umm ... what am "sing supplies," precious?


Alan
54 Chevy Pickup
12-23-2004 08:16 PM
Interiors by Shannon Any place that sales sing supplies should sell the PVC board in alot of sizes.


http://www.grimco.com/0012c/html/location.html
12-18-2004 02:27 PM
GregPage
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Originally posted by cboy
Where did you find the 1/16" sheet?
McMaster-Carr (www.mcmaster.com)

KristKustom - my heat gun will melt vinyl and remove paint (adjusts rom 130 to1000 deg F), so I'm expecting it will get hot enough to form the vinyl. I was thinking of puting some of the temp indicator strips on while I heat it if I can find what temp range I would need.

-Greg
12-18-2004 08:40 AM
cboy Thanks for the responses. That gives me a good base to start experimenting.
12-18-2004 06:41 AM
pmeisel
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Originally posted by kristkustoms
No way a hair dryer will work. I use my industrial heat gun on "HI" and heat up the plastic for a couple minutes for it to curve and form.

The plastic will form to a 3D shape, but to do it best you will need a mold and a way to uniformly heat the entire sheet of plastic (like an oven). I do some 3D forming of the plastic, like for humps and bumps to clear things like fuse boxes behind panels. I made some wood bucks that are carved to certain sizes and shapes. I heat the crap out of the plastic, so hot it is just starting to curl up (melting), then push and form the plastic around the wood buck. It takes ALOT of practice. You also need some welding gloves. The plastic get so hot, I use welding gloves when forming it.
The way the factory does it -- roll the sheet through an oven and into a light progressive stamping press. What you are doing is a good home alternative. Wouldn't try it without a buck or mold.
12-17-2004 11:47 PM
kristkustoms No way a hair dryer will work. I use my industrial heat gun on "HI" and heat up the plastic for a couple minutes for it to curve and form.

The plastic will form to a 3D shape, but to do it best you will need a mold and a way to uniformly heat the entire sheet of plastic (like an oven). I do some 3D forming of the plastic, like for humps and bumps to clear things like fuse boxes behind panels. I made some wood bucks that are carved to certain sizes and shapes. I heat the crap out of the plastic, so hot it is just starting to curl up (melting), then push and form the plastic around the wood buck. It takes ALOT of practice. You also need some welding gloves. The plastic get so hot, I use welding gloves when forming it.
12-17-2004 09:59 PM
cboy
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Originally posted by GregPage
I plan to take a stab at this shortly for my headliner. I have 1/16" PVC sheet and an industrial heat gun. I only need to make single curvature bends. Will know in a couple weekends if it works or not.

-Greg
Where did you find the 1/16" sheet?
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