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: I bake resin for about 15 minutes at 100
: degrees. I would buy a crap kit (if you
: don't already have one in your scrap/spares
: pile) to demonstrate on.
: For injection molded plastic, I've found
: that soaking a part in water not quite at
: boiling will soften the plastic enough to
: bend it (but you need to hold it in the
: shape you want while it cools). As always,
: some judicious experimentation with scrap
: plastic is recommended before proceeding.
: So far, I haven't got the polystyrene above
: the melting point with this method (at which
: point details might start to vanish).
: Polystyrene is a "thermoplastic"
: material, and these have both a melting
: point (higher) and a glass transition
: temperature (lower). When the plastic is
: in-between the two, it is readily
: deformable, whereas above the melting point
: could leave you with a plastic puddle.