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Old 27th Feb 2007, 12:36   #1
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Acrylic: Flame Polishing & Bending

This is a video segment from our Ghost Rider Project. It focuses on how I made the custom acrylic flames for the chassis. Helpful if you ever wondered about Flame Polishing or bending Acrylic aka "Defyant Style"

I also open up some mod goodies and go over the current status of our prject towards the end.


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Old 9th Mar 2007, 22:55   #2
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Awesome, but I LOL'd when I saw you blowing on it!
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 05:52   #3
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wow, u use a blowtorch? i have never actually bent acrylic, but aren't you supposed to use a heat gun (aka hair dryer on crack)? lol
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wow, u use a blowtorch? i have never actually bent acrylic, but aren't you supposed to use a heat gun (aka hair dryer on crack)? lol
Cool. Never did much with acrylic, but I've used a torch to shape ABS a couple times in a pinch or to prep polypropelene pieces for painting.
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wow, u use a blowtorch? i have never actually bent acrylic, but aren't you supposed to use a heat gun (aka hair dryer on crack)? lol
hehe.. I couldn't resist
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Old 22nd May 2010, 05:48   #6
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Can you re-upload this? It sounds really interesting and I reeeaally want to see it!!
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Can you re-upload this? It sounds really interesting and I reeeaally want to see it!!
The MNPC tech video is not available any more it seems, but this is a good demonstration of the proper technique for flame polishing cast acrylic. It works the same on thinner plexi edges:

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Old 26th May 2010, 07:51   #8
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This is a great tutorial. I just want to add something though:

When you are using a torch to flame polish edges on 1/4" acrylic and lower, it is a a good idea to take two pieces of wood and clamp them flush on either side. Not only does this prevent warping, but it stops the edge from "curling" and becoming rounded. I employed this technique in my last few mods after struggling with said side effects...
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Any good tutorials for bending acrylic around? In particular, dealing with different thicknesses and angles. Thanks
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wish id seen this sooner. i ruined my as project polishing plastic wrong. everyone things my product looks fine but i know that its not got that lovely high quality finish to the plastics...
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The MNPC tech video is not available any more it seems, but this is a good demonstration of the proper technique for flame polishing cast acrylic. It works the same on thinner plexi edges:

The video is marked as private. How can we view it?
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