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Old 06-07-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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I just bought a pipe and i got hit in the side during the race, and i was wondering if there was any trick on getting the dent out? thanks for you help
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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You can take the pipe and cover the stinger and the fitting on top of the pipe
and take the header of. Next fill the pipe with water and put it in the freezer( just like you ar going to make ice cubes) After 15-20minutes keep an eye on the pipe and you will see that the dent will start to come out. Make sure you keep on checking it because if you leave it in the freezer for to much time then you will have a balloon of metal instead of a pipe!!
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Just take it on over to the Bodimotor motor works and he'll get ya fixed up.
Who know, you might come out with a better engine also.

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I also herd about Heating the pipe up with a torch and then using a high powered airgun... Apperciate the help..
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Tape the ends up and fill with water i had to freeze mine over night a couple times to get the dent out. After a while the pipe looses its strengh and will balloon out but it works a couple times. Better than in the bin.
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ofnahyper-- freezing it is easy cause you do 3 steps and wait and its done for you....so i wouldnt worry about using a torch


madracer--i leaft mine in there for a week and its still kinda lumpy
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DRY ICE best way to fix dented aluminum (if you have access to some)....
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If it's only a small surface dent, I leave it alone because it won't deteriorate the performance. However, if it deep enough to cause a loss of power then it may be beyond repair.

I think a dented pipe is like battle scars, it shows experience.
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You can take the pipe and cover the stinger and the fitting on top of the pipe
and take the header of. Next fill the pipe with water and put it in the freezer( just like you ar going to make ice cubes) After 15-20minutes keep an eye on the pipe and you will see that the dent will start to come out. Make sure you keep on checking it because if you leave it in the freezer for to much time then you will have a balloon of metal instead of a pipe!!
hope this helps
I did it and forgot it over night. It split the bottom of the pipe about 2 inches. The good news is, the dent was gone. Lol
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overnight freezing works well, but depends on what brand of pipes u guys running,, its not working for my JP pipe and OS speed pipe. but for rtr pipe is should be easy.
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I just fixed a pipe of mine. I had a dent on top. Plus the stinger was pushed inn pretty good. I had to plug all the holes. Plus wire tied the plugs so the ice wouldn't push the plugs out. It worked perfect. It was a Werks pipe.
It's like new. It took about a 1 hour or so. Good luck
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use saran wrap to cover the inlet and stinger. It will break before the welds on the pipe do. Depending on how serious the dent you may have to freeze it more than once, but you wont worry about splitting the weld with my method.
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Y'all do know..... this thread is almost a decade old.... Let it die again
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The freeze method is the best....
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