(Topic ID: 48867)

Flame polished too much!

By seshpilot

8 years ago



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#1 8 years ago

Well, I accidentally over flame polished the left ramp on my Whirlwind. It's pretty bent up though the ball still goes thru. Wondering if any of you had any tips on getting the shape back again. Argh.

#2 8 years ago
Quoted from seshpilot:

Well, I accidentally over flame polished the left ramp on my Whirlwind. It's pretty bent up though the ball still goes thru. Wondering if any of you had any tips on getting the shape back again. Argh.

If you can cut a wood block to the size you can reheat the ramp and press it in and leave it until it cools.

#3 8 years ago
Quoted from tracelifter:

If you can cut a wood block to the size you can reheat the ramp and press it in and leave it until it cools.

This method should work. Warm the ramp slowly and try moving it back into shape. When reshaping, heat from the outside of the ramp, not the inside. This will allow you to push the ramp back into shape from the inside.

Post some pics so I can see what you're working with and maybe i'll have other suggestions.

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