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    Shrink plastic help

    My shrink plastic pieces have been coming out deformed. What am I doing wrong?

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    Can you give more info on what you're doing with them? It's likely uneven heat.

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    the plastic can also be reshaped while hot.

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    Also, I think you might need to heat them up longer. It's normal for them to get a little deformed at one stage and then they straighten out. People tend to panic when they see it getting all deformed and don't give it a chance to straighten out on their own.

    Are you doing it in the oven or with one of those heat gun tool thingees?

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    I was using one of the oven thingies they make for kids and it worked fine the first few times but then they started coming out shaped like upside down ash trays.

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    Maybe try using your regular oven?

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    make sure you are putting them shiny-side-down, too. if you put them in on the wrong side, they tend to curl worse.

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    And sarabell's right. If they are a little curled when you pull them out, you can mash 'em down with a spatula or something if you do it right away.


 

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