Re: what is the best way to straighten a warped resin part?
April 10 2012, 9:52 AM
Try soaking it in hot tap water and carefully and slowly try to bend it back into shape. Once it's straight clamp it down and let it cool off, should retain the shape. I've done it with wings and fuselages so it should be easy for a small part like that.
-and take it off the heat. Once the bubbles stop, dip the part (using tweezers or some such) into the hot water. It will get wiggly soft, but if you hold it steady it should return to it's intended shape. If it re-bananas, repeat the hot dunk and lay it of a straight surface- you may have to support it against a straightedge. You could always try pinning it straight onto a bit of ceiling tile or some such and heating it with a hair dryer. I've had luck with both techniques- best of luck with your musket!
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