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I need to bend 2 pieces of 1 inch i.d. sfi padding around the horizontal bars at 90 degrees.
The stuff I have has no brand on it, but it hard as a rock.
I tried steam and a heat gun but it still cracked when I bent it.
Anyone with any experience with this stuff?
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All the sfi padding I've seen bends pretty easily. How small is the bend radius? Might be too tight of a bend for it to make..........You could try cutting small relief cuts in it to help it.
 

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Don't take this the wrong way, but basically, if it doesn't bend at room temp or warmer, it's probably not good quality. I'm sure it would be safe enough on a straight pipe, but good quality SFI padding bends pretty decent without cracking.
 

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I am in Australia and this is all I could get over here.
It has the SFI rating on it.
I purchased JAZ padding from Summit for the larger uprights but I can not see the smaller 1 inch i.d. padding on the Summit or Jaz websites.
The bends are nearly 90 deg.
You are correct, the Jaz product I have bends quite easily, but it to big for the horizontal helmet bars( I think that is what they are called).
 

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Are you refering to the bars that are required on the cage and made of 1" diameter tubing, located about midway between the upper part of the cage and the shoulder hoop? If so, you don't have to pad those as long as the larger bars of the cage are padded.............The rear bars, and side bars where your head sits are all you need. The front hoop can be left unpadded as well as the helmet bars............
 
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