How to straighten out warped pieces

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Re: How to straighten out warped pieces

Post by LordDust » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:46 am

Mitch wrote:
LordDust wrote:Mix salt and ice and add water in a larger bowl...
Add flavouring and you can make a slushie after you are done. :lol:
I'd use fresh water though, I'll pass on a cherry-dwarvenite slushie!

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Re: How to straighten out warped pieces

Post by Mitch » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:50 pm

LordDust wrote:Mix salt and ice and add water in a larger bowl...
Add flavouring and you can make a slushie after you are done. :lol:

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Re: How to straighten out warped pieces

Post by LordDust » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:28 pm

Mix salt and ice and add water in a larger bowl, put ice water in a metal container and rest it in the first bath. This will create super cold water that will set the pieces better. You can also look up how to make and use dry ice or buy some if you like. Just be very careful with the dry ice since it can cause burns. The main reason to use the dual "boiler-style" method is to keep the salt off your pieces.

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Re: How to straighten out warped pieces

Post by Mitch » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:12 pm

Is that only for unpainted or will that work on painted pieces without damaging the paint?
I've soaked factory painted sewer sluice bits for 5 mins or more without anything happening to the paint or glossy varnish stuff they used. In fact I've done that 3 times for some stubborn pieces but they are still warped though. They got nice and soft, I could bend the warped bits back into shape (i.e. they would sit flat on a table) and they seemed to retain the shape while in the cold water bath but after drying over night they had warped again. But 90% of the stuff was fixed using this method.

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Re: How to straighten out warped pieces

Post by Arcarius2001 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:21 am

It should work for painted but don't leave it in the hot water too long. That may soften the paint.

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Re: How to straighten out warped pieces

Post by Arravis » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:41 pm

Arcarius2001 wrote:Place in very hot water (not quite boiling) for a minute or so.
Is that only for unpainted or will that work on painted pieces without damaging the paint?

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Re: How to straighten out warped pieces

Post by Mitch » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:25 pm

I used the above technique for a number of the sewer sluice pieces and it worked 90% of the time. Some of the pieces (I am looking at you in particular T-junction!) are still warped though, even after 2 or 3 attempts and since I got painted versions I am unwilling to try boiling water. Just have to live with them as they are I guess.

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Re: How to straighten out warped pieces

Post by Arcarius2001 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:37 pm

Place in very hot water (not quite boiling) for a minute or so. Remove, position how you want it then dip into very cold water. It should firm up to the new position. Sometimes you have to do this more than once to get it exactly how you want.
Same thing with Reaper Bones minis.

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How to straighten out warped pieces

Post by Harliquinn » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:33 pm

Not sure if this is the right place to post this....

I've started unpacking my city builder sets and I've noticed that many of the large city streets are not lying flat. They are somewhat warped and curve up on the ends or corners. Is there a good way to fix this permanently?

John

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