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    Heat Gun On Fiberglass Tips Needed

    Hi guys,

    This might seem like a funny question however I've read that cured fiberglass can be worked around a little with a heat gun and I'm looking for the "do & don't" when doing this.

    I'm under the impression that the heat gun is for minor adjustments and unlike plastic, it won't stretch around as much.

    Does the heat make the fiberglass more brittle?

    Thanks,

    Chris

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    Re: Heat Gun On Fiberglass Tips Needed

    If there is gelcoat heat the back side, heres a link with more info
    http://www.ehow.com/how_6582605_bend-fiberglass.html

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    Re: Heat Gun On Fiberglass Tips Needed

    Great link!

    Thank you

    Chris

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    Chris, I like to use a flat piece of angle with clamps or clamping visegrips when i have to warp something in place. The angle keeps marks off the glass. I also will heat the part, clamp it to shape and then let it cool down. I will then heat it up a couple of times and let it cool down to keep fiberglass stress cracks away. What project are you doing?
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    Re: Heat Gun On Fiberglass Tips Needed

    Another great tip!

    This will really help keep the part straight as it cools back down.

    I'm working on a G28L roadster that has a really goofy engine lid.

    I've sectioned it apart and I have a couple areas that need bent into shape so the body lines match up better. Once I have all the lines looking right, I'll mount the grilles and glass everything back together.

    Thanks,

    Chris

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