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when I was bending my tubing the cord I got PPC was hole core, and when I was pushing it through the tube I would twist it as I went. I am surprised that has tried using astroglide lube. rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif
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Has anyone tried bending a sheet of acrylic? ...for something like a custom mounting plate for hardware, to create an acrylic wall, or something along those lines. I'm just curious.
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I've seen it done to make stands for pumps.
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Has anyone tried bending a sheet of acrylic? ...for something like a custom mounting plate for hardware, to create an acrylic wall, or something along those lines. I'm just curious.

You should do a search on youtube for bending acrylic. I've seen videos of industrial sheet bending setups and I'm pretty sure I saw some on heating your acrylic sheet in the oven then bending it over a form.
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Posted just not too long ago about a bubbling problem with my tubing, which had never happened before even with doing my old routine for bending which never caused bubbling. It's only happening with this pretty big batch (around 5 meters) of E22 tubing, not happening at all with the EK 12mm acrylic I have. I have no idea what's happened cryingsmiley.gif
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Posted just not too long ago about a bubbling problem with my tubing, which had never happened before even with doing my old routine for bending which never caused bubbling. It's only happening with this pretty big batch (around 5 meters) of E22 tubing, not happening at all with the EK 12mm acrylic I have. I have no idea what's happened cryingsmiley.gif

Yo Zepp, just remember that like every other manufactured product, there can and will be batch to batch differences. Part of the quality of a product in my eyes is how consistent they are from batch to batch. Try to remove as many variables as possible also if you can.
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Has anyone tried bending a sheet of acrylic? ...for something like a custom mounting plate for hardware, to create an acrylic wall, or something along those lines. I'm just curious.

I have done it before. The process is about the same as bending tubing. I used gloves so my fingers didn't get burned, and layed the acrylic on a flat surface and started heating it, moving slowly along the place I wanted to bend. I did find it hard to get a perfect 90. When I made my bend it was a 90 but if you looked closely at it you could see that there was a rounding of the comer. I think that I ended up wasting about a 5inx5in piece before I had the hang of it.
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I have done one a while ago,look for acrylic sheet bending 101
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I think that I saw your B Negative. Its really not that hard. Well I didn't think it was.
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