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Old 12-19-2003, 02:41 PM
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Has anyone tried to make a canopy by heating a piece of a clear (or colored) plastic bottle over a wooden form ? The old Goldberg Skylark 56 just doesn't look right without a new classic canopy.
Old 12-19-2003, 03:18 PM
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I've heard of guys tring that with varying degrees of success. Most had good luck with a heatgun laying the bottle over there mold, or plug. You have to be careful how you apply the heat. May take several attempts to get one you like.
Hope your thirsty!!! LOL !!! [&:]
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Here's a link to an interesting discussion about canopies, molds, etc. The problem I have with the pop bottle material is that it is very thin and not very strong and stable.

http://www.clstunt.com/cgi-bin/dcfor...rum=DCForumID1

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Thanks Kelvin,

I'm going to try the 2L bottle shrink outlined in one of those posts.

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