Straightening mudguards

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les tocknell
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Straightening mudguards

Postby les tocknell » 5 Jul 2016, 5:22pm

I recently fitted SKS Chromoplastic mudguards and I am very pleased with them. Unfortunately the front one has come back from a boxed trip a bit bent. Does anyone have an idea how to straighten it. I thought of perhaps using a hairdryer but didn't want to risk it in case that made things worse!

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Re: Straightening mudguards

Postby reohn2 » 5 Jul 2016, 6:55pm

Immerse in hot water and bend it straight.
I cycle therefore I am.

fast but dim
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Re: Straightening mudguards

Postby fast but dim » 5 Jul 2016, 6:58pm

I use heat gun on mine.
carefully :wink:

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Re: Straightening mudguards

Postby gerrymcm » 5 Jul 2016, 7:37pm

I've previously used very hot water with success.

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Re: Straightening mudguards

Postby kylecycler » 6 Jul 2016, 1:48am

If you're talking OCD, Mick F is yer man... :wink: