Jul 12 2004, 04:24 PM
Just wondering if anybody has ever tried to heat up glass or bend it to make curves cause i need tips on how i should do it
Jul 12 2004, 04:38 PM
Plexi: very slowly with a heatgun. It helps if you mold it over a shape you've previously welded together out of metal.
REAL glas: YOU need to mold it over a metal shape. So get your welder out and start working on the metal. Then get a torch. Oh and before I forget it..get good gloves!! and then use good tools to touch the glass. then heat up the glass. Unlike the plexi, dont heat up the entire piece o glass but only small parts and press the glass onto the metal shape.
one more thing: dont try it with real glass unless you've seen someone do it before.
Jul 12 2004, 04:42 PM
Jul 12 2004, 05:16 PM
the heatgun can burn the plexi!!! thats why i said heat it up slowly, so hold the heatgun in a save distance from the plexi and move the heatgun back and forth, heating up the entire piece of plexi.
you can get a heatgun in every hardware store...prices vary greatly, depending on the features of the guns. some have exact temperature control. a cheap one will do though.
Jul 12 2004, 05:47 PM
The fumes can be hazardus if the plexi burns but other wise maybe a oven might work