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Old 07-16-2018, 08:49 PM
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Yeah, usually you wouldn’t see the lightbulb because it’s covered by the form for the entire side. Since I have just the cutaway section on, it’s exposed. It is a heating element. We bend our sides over a hot pipe, but once we get it to shape on the form, we usually “cook” it a little more on the form to get the sides to take a set.

It is a 200W bulb that heats the sheet metal form extremely hot. In fact much more than 5 minutes on, the form will start to smoke before catching on fire. So, a little caution and just a little time is used on that step.
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