Author Topic: Can you correct resin warp with heat?  (Read 499 times)

Offline sunsanvil

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Can you correct resin warp with heat?
« on: Tue Dec, 19, 2017, 12:17:PM »
I was given a very old resin Westerfield Fowler stock car kit to build for a train enthusiast relative, but the main floor/chassis part has a noticeable bow to it. Can this sort of thing be corrected with heat? Any suggestions? Dip it in boiling hot water and then clamp to flat surface?

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Re: Can you correct resin warp with heat?
« Reply #1 on: Tue Dec, 19, 2017, 12:48:PM »
I've heard of folks dipping in hot water.

Offline Quaralane

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Re: Can you correct resin warp with heat?
« Reply #2 on: Wed Dec, 20, 2017, 12:38:AM »
Dip into hot water
Straighten
Rinse in cool water to set the new shape
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Re: Can you correct resin warp with heat?
« Reply #3 on: Wed Dec, 20, 2017, 08:11:AM »
I'll give it shot. Thanks guys.