Hi All -
I have a wide and shallow hard-wood dapping die that needs a punch,
and so I thought I would be clever and make one out of thermo plastic
- easy to get it the right size, etc. So I warmed up a bit and
decided to line the die with plastic wrap to protect it in case the
little scratches already there prevented the thermo plastic from
releasing from the ‘mold’. BIG mistake!! The plastic wrap is now
thoroughly stuck to the thermo plastic - I thought it would easily
peel off, but I guess the heat bonded the two plastics together.
Has anyone had any experience with this type of thing? I am
wondering if I can get the plastic wrap off by reheating the thermo
plastic? And what should I have used to protect the die - I
originally started to use PAM spray, but thought the plastic wrap
would be better . The punch does work nicely, even w/ the plastic
wrap still on there, but I’d like to get it off.
Ivy, in sunny, fall-ish New Mexico