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    Quote Originally Posted by XnSdVd
    Yup, i've tried it before. Just boil it like you would pasta.
    thanks will try that the next time if i need to do some acrylic bending.

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    you can actually use the oven....BUT BUT BUT!!! you need to be there constantly... to see whats happening...

    Preheat first to 150 degrees.
    then Dump the acrylic on a piece of material that is flat.. and shove the whole thing in.. wait about 5mins.. then open..
    Check to see if its manageable.. then repeat...
    Opening the door releases gases so it doesn't build up.. it also releases excess heat...

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    Get an extra person to watch if possible. It's better if that person has done it before and know what to do. Ventilate the area well if possible.
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    The other alternative would be a heat gun.. i almost never use the oven methond unless i want the ENTIRE piece to be soft.. it gets pretty hard to manage when ALL of it is soft.. i prefer doing section by section with a heat gun.. gives me more control

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    Re: How to 'curve' Acrylic sheet using home tools

    Could you place a cloth over the acrylic and then try the iron?

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    Re: How to 'curve' Acrylic sheet using home tools

    I used my snack toaster to bend small length of acrylic to make light support
    1) Stick disposable chopstick in snack toaster door to create a small gap at top
    2) Turn on snack toaster
    3) Place part that you want to bend over gap
    4) When acrylic softens, bend to shape

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