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« on: March 11, 2021, 09:34:33 AM »

Hi there... does anyone have a secret method for removing creases in a vac-formed canopy? Recent kit purchase arrived with an annoying dent in the canopy
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2021, 09:55:28 AM »

very.....carefully heat it....1 degree to hot...and it will melt...........1 degree to cool, it won't smooth out........ Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2021, 10:16:53 AM »

How about making what is essentially a giant cotton bud using some cloth on a stick and heating it using some boiling water and gently applying to the inside of the canopy to smooth it out.

I say this as when I started my career using 16mm film sometimes it would jump out of the sprockets and you'd end up with a crease or worse spockets holes across the film. The repair was to rub the cellulose film gently on the top of the round lamp holder and the crease would pull out so on that basis the low temp from boiling water may well be enough to get the crease out  
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2021, 11:39:47 AM »

Request a replacement from the manufacturer?
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2021, 12:13:02 PM »

Make a new plug by filling with plaster of paris, smooth out the dent and re-pull it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2021, 11:47:30 PM »

I’m with Crabby on this one. 
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