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Thread: Dent Steaming?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan

    Dent Steaming?

    done it in solid wood but do you dare use heat on plywood? i dont think so,, but am asking those with more wisdom than me
    got some scratches on the face side that i want gone if i can get them out..
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    I have done it but, the ply was finished clear. As to effects on stains or other colorants, I'll defer to our resident masters.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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    I have done it, too, without deleterious effects. Sometimes ya gotta try because there is no alternative. I had built a wine cabinet for my son, African mahogany ply and solid, and it was nearly finished, when a pipe clamp fell against the plywood panel and bonked it pretty hard. I used vocabulary I thought I had forgotten. The dent steamed out pretty well.

    As to whether we have more wisdom than you, I wouldn't want to bet on that one

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