Step 1: Whats needed
2. Small LED flashlight
3. Conventional Oven (Also I read a heat gun could be an alternative option)
4. Vice Grip
5. Work Gloves
6. PVC Pipe 1-1/4" or possibly 1"
7. Drill and screws
8. Tool to cut a screw
9. Paints: Base coat black/gray and Silver or Metallic 2nd coat
Step 2: Step 1 "Heat it up"
2) When the oven reaches 400 degrees open the oven door. Then you can go about this two ways, I suggest = a)
a) Place a flat metal tray in the oven then put the acrylic clear rod on top of it. Then close the oven door as much as possible with half of the rod outside the oven door. Use chair and some other objects to keep the rod balanced. Then place oven mitts around rod between oven door. Then let the acrylic rod sit in the oven for about 10 MINUTES but watch it while it heats up.
b) Don't place a metal tray and basically arrange the acrylic rod in a fashion where it is not touching the oven grid. If it touches the grid chances are it will melt and be left with a grid marking.
Step 3: Step 2 "Bend it"
If you want to see how it is done in video watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=eaQMt7qlg-U#t=285s (I did not make this video)