Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

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anyone done thier capes yet then?

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just done my leia one, came out nicely cheers mate, shame it still has the little tear though! :(

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Just a bump on this because I want to try it out soon and keep forgetting where it is :lol:

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I did my VC jawa cape a couple off months ago in a similar method using a hairdryer instead off hot water, this works perfectly well (and fast) although hot water is a safer method.

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i really need to do this on mine, cool guide pete :)
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I did all of my capes today, although I may give it another try when I put them on display, I found that the water really does have to be boiling like Pete said in his guide and if doing more than say 4-6 capes at a time it might be best to heat the water twice.

Some of the fold lines didn't come out of mine but for the most part they did straighten up nicely :)

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Wahey! Decided to try again with really scolding hot water and it worked perfectly, got some shots before and after !
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Some of these were REALLY misshaped !
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This was my attempt just now, took every single wrinkle out!
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Most impressed with Ben's , first time it just didn't take out the bend on the side, this time - flat as a pancake!
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Looks good, unlike that table cloth! :?
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ive got a tear in my leia cape, any idea on how i could repair it?

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ponchobelt wrote:ive got a tear in my leia cape, any idea on how i could repair it?
Well you can't really :( glue looks crap and it'll probably come undone.

If the tear isn't that big you could take some nail scissors and cut it out from the inside of the arm hole (presuming its on the arm hole?) the arm hole will be a tiny bit bigger but the tear will be gone if you do it neatly.
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mmm i may have too buy an orignal replacement cape as the tear is quite big! no more than a five quid. i could use white pvc tape :shock: ....umm no bad idea. il buy a one

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Just thought id add to this thread.

If you want your figures cape to sit with a neat fold on it so it doesnt stay open on the figure, dip the cape again whilst holding it in the folded position, this obviously makes the cape supple, place the figure in a bag and wrap it around keeping the cape folded, as the cape cools it holds the folded position. You can speed this up by placing it in cold water or refrigirator ect.

The final result is a figure that has a cape folded and displays a bit better.
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some nice results :)

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Thanks for this great guide :D

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