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Old 8th February 2017, 02:02   #16
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Not sure, I think they meant that heat the metal where it is bent and then straighten it out. I will still see what those hardware store guys can do rather than trying anything myself.
Forget the heat.

Get access to a sturdy Vice with nice flat jaws .. Get a few sheets of paper/thin metal sheets to adjust where and how much you need to clamp and use your common sense.

This is a 10 minute job, tops.
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Not sure, I think they meant that heat the metal where it is bent and then straighten it out.
Basic science, metal is a good conductor (of heat) and the amount of heat required to make the metal portion soft is more than sufficient to melt the plastic portion.
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