Flattening Plastic

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by platypus1217, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. platypus1217

    platypus1217 Member

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    I am working on constructing an engine maintenance facility. Unfortunately some of the walkways included with the model have become warped. Instead of being flat, they are wavy.

    Any recommendations for ways to flatten them out? I tried putting them under a book for a day but that didn't seem to help much.
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    if you hat them up, with a hair dryer, and immediately place them under a book when still warm, they will straighten out. Don't heat them too much or you will permanently damage the plastic. Be careful, they may have a tendancy to want to curl up when you are heating them.

    Kevin
  3. Nomad

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    You can also soak it in warm water.

    Loren
  4. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    or leave it out in the sun here in AZ :)

    Kevin
  5. platypus1217

    platypus1217 Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I placed them in hot water and that did the trick.