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? Help Bending UHMW ?

I'm making my own skid plate out of 3/8" UHMW and could use a little advice. I've made a few practice bends and I think I'm getting close but if any of you know a good method Id love to hear it so I dont ruin my nice one piece skid plate. I'm using my home made plastic bender that has a 3/4" wide track and so far have only heated one side at a time and was about to test alternating sides when my wire burned out. So far my best result was heating at a higher temp for thirty minutes then bend towards the heated side. I'm waiting on a new roll of nichrome wire but in the meantime please educate me on what works for you guys?

I've attached a picture of my home made bender. It works great on lexan but I'm not sure its right for UHMW.

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I just use a metal brake. works great.
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I just use a metal brake. works great.
You can bend a 90 on 3/8" material without any heat?
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