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Old 07-10-2015, 08:14 PM
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Good idea! I saw a you tube show Autorestomod where they used a heat gun on interior plastic and it cleared up some of the faded areas on the plastic.
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Good idea! I saw a you tube show Autorestomod where they used a heat gun on interior plastic and it cleared up some of the faded areas on the plastic.
This works on exterior UN-PAINTED plastics as well...like the bumper cladding on Jeeps or Avalanches...if gnarly, run a torch across it really quick..just don't burn it!
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This works as well on interior panels that have been lightly scratched or flexed and have that white discoloration.... lightly heating the panel with a torch gets the plastic to melt just enough to bring the color back out. Obviously be very careful.
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Got a complicated surface to template? Don't sit and whittle away at a sheet of posterboard for an hour. Get a length of #6 solid copper ground wire (Lowes elect dept) and bend it to the appropriate shape. Then transfer it to your poster board by tracing. Bends really easily, but holds it's shape well (unless you drop it) and you can straighten it out and use it again.
Just dug this back up from the dead (look at your avatar :-) ) And realized how useful this is going to be when I do my firewall!

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I found this to be a great little trick. I know everyone, (at one time or another), has tried to drill a hole through carpet. I have tried to take scissors and make a clean hole but I found nothing works.... Until about a year ago. I found a set of hollow hole punches at Harbor Freight. They are fairly sharp on the leading edge. I marked the place I want to drill a hole in the carpet after I cover it with tape and insert the hole punch in a drill. I then back the carpet with a thick piece of cardboard or a thin piece of wood and drill the hole. The hole comes out perfect every time! The hole punches are under $10 and well worth the money. Here is a link to them. https://www.harborfreight.com/catalo...q=hole+punches
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How do you do the “Thank You”
Never mind I found it. Just didn't see it on my phone..

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