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I have a couple of warped resin bodies that I got from a large lot and I have been doing alot of experiments but I dont know if anyone found a way but i did. it has been a success (5 out of 7 bodies so far - i guess its all depends on how bad it is on the body).

Here is what I do. I put a resin body in microwave (it must have those rotating plate on it) I did try one without it and it kind of melted..LOL. put one on rotating plate for like 35 to 45 seconds and i carefully take the body out while its very soft and warm (gently pick up the body not grab it) - (whatever the body fit on chassis use that chassis) before i put on chassis i would bend/move/ use small wood stick on it (carefully) til i get it perfect then put it on chassis and make sure its still looks good then let it cool. it becomes hard again - viola the body is perfect straight. 5 out of 7 so far..

Hope this is helpful to you guys?

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Tyco & Mopar Freak!
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ahh ok.. i wonder which is better??? i ll try water and see.

Thanks!!
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You could try what I call the hair dryer trick. Heat it up with the hair dryer, tweak it how you want it and run it under cold water to re-set the plastic. Works wonders on all those AFX matadors that wont hold a chassis.
 

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The grungerockjeepe method has also worked for me for some "slightly loose on the chassis" bodies.

Micyou method didn't here (probably that my water is not that hot :) )
 

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Thanks Wes!

We have one of those flash heater hot water tanks under the sink. Like Mike, I start my bods in the hot water and see what happens.

Grunge's hairdryer trick works great too. I actually use a heat gun. I like it for spot repairs when I don't want to soften the entire bod.

When all else fails on injection molded bods I toast them just like a marshmallow by attaching a modified coat hanger to the screw post, and then twirling them off to the side of a wobbly low pressure propane flame.

The old Aurora styrene will sweat or shimmer just before it lites up. This is also the point when it's workable. Some times I get the edges a little golden brown but if you blowem right out when they catch fire things usually work out OK with a little wet sanding and a buff providing you haven't bubbled the plastic.

Here's a pic of a Vibe roadster that the previous owner had melted the cowl on to fit a T-jet chassis. It was a little crispy to start with but came out OK after the marshmallow trick.

Wes's micro wave trick sounds great. I will definitely add it to my bag of tricks as his high success ratio sounds appealing.
 

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I had a loose Bauer GT40. I put it on top of a space heater radiator on low, went to check it like 15 minutes later and it was all shriveled up. The chassis looked nice under a Tyco Vette.
 

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micyou03 said:
I had a loose Bauer GT40. I put it on top of a space heater radiator on low, went to check it like 15 minutes later and it was all shriveled up. The chassis looked nice under a Tyco Vette.
In other words dont use that method unless you want an excuse to take a chassis from an expensive body and use it on a common one. Check.
 

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micyou03 said:
I had a loose Bauer GT40. I put it on top of a space heater radiator on low, went to check it like 15 minutes later and it was all shriveled up. The chassis looked nice under a Tyco Vette.

MIC,
That was my trick. I perfected it back in the late 60s. Amazingly, I only needed one body before I had it down pat. :freak: rr
 

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MIC,
That was my trick. I perfected it back in the late 60s. Amazingly, I only needed one body before I had it down pat. :freak: rr
Yarrrr! LMAO Dave.

I feel sorry for Mike on that Bauer GT 40. :cry:

I reckon it's a fitting burial (funeral pyre on the heat vent) for a car whose decals blow off at speed, screen printed tires smudge when you look at them sideways; and now according to Mike the body was loose.

Guess we can add an epitaph: "Keep out of kitchen, they cant take the heat!" :rolleyes:

Dont touch! Do not allow to touch track. Do not wash, polish or dust! Maintain hermetically sealed case at all costs! Store in a cool dark place!

What exactly was the point? :confused:

BH









Truly a shame
 

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Man, those Bauer bodies are brittle. I had one that snapped into 4 pieces when I tried to take the tony chassis off... I wound up paying 45 bucks for a 10 dollar chassis when it was said and done.

I love their t-jets though
 
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