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Old 20-07-2016, 12:42 PM
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Hello everybody,

Is anyone into heatstretching inflatables? The past few days it was 30+ degrees Celsius here in the Netherlands so I grabbed some inflatables (black) and laid them in the backyard in direct sun. Here is one of my inflatables (Intex Pinguin).

Normaly it is 150 centimeters long. Now it is 160 centimeters in length. Fin to fin is 120 centimeters. I don't know what was normal. But it looks like a fully inflated balloon now .
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Old 20-07-2016, 04:03 PM
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Haha, that's awesome! A guy on VK heat stretched an orca so much, I want to do it
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Old 22-07-2016, 07:11 PM
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Looks nice, but from what I've heard it's better to use boiling water to heat stretch them rather than sunlight - it will stretch more evenly.
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Old 25-07-2016, 10:36 PM
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:O It looks lovely!

Heat stretching is like an arcane art to me. I want to try it but aside from "boiling water," I have no idea how it is done so anybody who posts pictures is probably a wizard. Has anyone ever sat down and written like... how to do it without ruining the inflatable or making a huge mess?
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Old 26-07-2016, 06:43 PM
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I use boiling water.
Blow up the item until it's firm, put it in the bath and gently trickle water from the kettle over it so it runs all over to soften all of the material. Then blow it up some more. I keep doing this until it's the size I want or, more often than not, pops.
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Old 26-07-2016, 07:58 PM
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Are the pops intentional?
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Old 26-07-2016, 08:09 PM
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I'm guessing she gets a bit carried away.
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Old 27-07-2016, 10:15 AM
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Are the pops intentional?
No
Once the material gets so thin it becomes more like a balloon or bubble, so very easy to accidentally pop, even just catching it on something like a watch or ring.
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Old 28-07-2016, 03:17 AM
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I'll have to be really careful if I try
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Ha! Ha! What did you do! Lol! :-P That is too funny! You blew that pinguin up into a balloon! :-P I love it, I love it, I love it!!!
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