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xyzzy



Joined: 31 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: ironing tips Reply with quote

Hi! I need some ironing tips!

I bought some time ago a 15x15 mini pegboard and after some use (10 or so figures) the pegboard is deformed due to the heat, specially in the center, making it unsuitable for big figures.
The top-left zone of the pegboard is not deformed but the "spikes" are "worn out" (or probably melt).

I bought another 15x15 pegboard and I'd like to know how exactly you do you ironing work (ironing time, is better a hot ironing board for little time or putting it at the minimum rate & keeping it a lot of time?) and this kind of things in order to span the life of the pegboard (or in the other hand, is it normal to deform after some work?)

BTW, is there any iron undeformable pegboard? Smile

TIA
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LordZogat



Joined: 22 Dec 2008
Posts: 20
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is what I do. I have found the setting on my iron that melts the beads fairly quickly, but not too hot. I run the iron over the beads until they start to stick to one another. I make sure its enough that they have started to fuse.

Then I lift them off of the peg board with the waxed paper. I get rid of the board and do the rest of the ironing untill they are fused and closed on one side. then I put a weight on them as they cool so it doesn't deform.

Hope this helps.
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