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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    It needs about 450F to 550F (depending on the quality of solars extracted) to liquify them enough to bond them together.

    How you get the heat is up to you. You can use a flame torch, but you would have to be very careful as direct flames will ruin it. The oven is the safest.

    Wouldn't it work better if he just put it in the oven, locked it, and set it to "clean"? That way he wouldn't even need a timer. (I can feel the flames now)
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    the tin foil is for the underside of the lexan to make sure it doesn't melt, so you can use tape, but the adhesive might melt, and then melt the lexan.

    If you do it right, you can fold and crumple it so that it stays without the tape. Just make sure there is no exposed lexan.

    Also, if you don't want to do it in the oven, the method that danielkh posted will work. Maybe. I haven't tried that method yet personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Sort of crush up the aluminum foil and shove it up your underside to plug the hole.





    ok i can do that but idk about that. to c if it works i think when i get everything i'll test it on something like wood or something 2 c if it will work for energy.

    could i hook it up to my charger. not charge it. but read what it says on how much it has voltage?

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    The clean cycle would be a good idea before he puts the paste on it, because it will burn off any unwanted fingerprint residue or chemicals or dust. Then put the paste on, and bake, but you have to watch it.

    It might work a little faster in the microwave, but make sure you put it on power level 9, 10 is too much and will definitely melt the lexan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Wouldn't it work better if he just put it in the oven, locked it, and set it to "clean"? That way he wouldn't even need a timer. (I can feel the flames now)
    The clean cycles on oven are in the 900F range I thought? Also by law in the US once they get to that temperature the oven must interlock shut until it gets back below 600F or so. So that would just melt it flat out.


    Good idea though
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyracer View Post
    the tin foil is for the underside of the lexan to make sure it doesn't melt, so you can use tape, but the adhesive might melt, and then melt the lexan.

    If you do it right, you can fold and crumple it so that it stays without the tape. Just make sure there is no exposed lexan.

    Also, if you don't want to do it in the oven, the method that danielkh posted will work. Maybe. I haven't tried that method yet personally.
    have you tested this method though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    ok i can do that but idk about that. to c if it works i think when i get everything i'll test it on something like wood or something 2 c if it will work for energy.

    could i hook it up to my charger. not charge it. but read what it says on how much it has voltage?
    It wont bond to the wood. Also the smoke from the wood will infuse into the solar spread, making it useless. So it will be a waste of money and time trying it on wood.
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    I've tested the microwave method. But make sure the hamster is not installed, because they don't last long in there. (Maybe about 3 seconds or so) A microwave cooks things about 15 times faster than a convection oven, so give it about 90 seconds in there to make sure the paste sets right.

    If you are going to test it, the only way to make sure it would work is to use the same plastic as the car body; lexan, so you would have to find something similar. Tupperware bowls are made of a similar plastic, so it should work the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    have you tested this method though?
    The aluminum foil acts just like it does on a pie or casserole. When you cover it with foil it prevents burning.
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