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How to make a mylar balloon from a space blanket Answered

I want to make a hydrogen balloon and am afraid rubber won't hold the gas in well enough. I was thinking I could make a balloon from a space blanket but am not sure how to connect the edges. I thought maybe I could fuse them with an Iron but am not sure. Will apreciate any help.

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steveastrouk (author)2011-07-16

Ironing is a successful technique. You can buy special irons for the purpose.

Steve

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nurdee1 (author)steveastrouk2011-07-16

Thankyou very much I am hoping that I can use a standard household iron for this.

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focusnote (author)nurdee12012-05-23

Were you successful? I want to do the same thing. Do you have any tips?

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steveastrouk (author)nurdee12011-07-16

I'd say isolate the iron from the mylar with one of those silicone toaster bag things, so you don't melt yuck on the iron !!

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nurdee1 (author)steveastrouk2011-07-16

Could you please be more specific I don't understand. Thanks

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steveastrouk (author)nurdee12011-07-17

Probably ironing directly with your clothes iron is a bad idea. put something to protect the iron between it and the mylar.

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