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Old 01-02-2003, 04:16 PM   #1
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Will boiling the body posts on my car make them more flexible so they are less prone to snapping in a crash? If so, how long should I boil them? Thanks for the help!
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10 min should do fine still subject to brakage in cold weather cold just makes plastic britle
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be careful! if you boil them in oil over 500 degrees, they may melt.
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be careful! if you boil them in oil over 500 degrees, they may melt.
Seaball;

What's he gonna do boil them in molten lava?

I think that most oils would be on FIRE at 500 F degrees.

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Old 01-03-2003, 09:09 AM   #5
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hey, were talking use some common sense if dont have water wait till it rains seams to be doing that a lot lately??????????????
Make sure u ask Mom to use the stove ,for those who have them

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no, 500 kelvin! c'mon, really.
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no, 500 kelvin! c'mon, really.
You have a warped sense of humor like me !
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Old 01-03-2003, 12:48 PM   #8
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Here's what I've found about boiling Plastic (nylon) parts. The
Plastic absorbs some of the water and this makes the plastic less brittle (more flexible).
I used this method to fix a problem with the nylon gears stripping in the Original Radio that's in my 1968 Plymouth Road Runner. Worked like a charm.
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Thanks guys, I boiled them in WATER for 10 minutes and they are a little more flexible, so it should help. And yes, most oils DO catch FIRE at 500 degrees
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So will carpeting if your batteries catch fire when plugged directly into the wall socket for quick charging. Just move the furniture around to hide the burned spot from your parents.
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im surprised the stuff didn't melt, period. boiling plastic parts, eh? sounds like a plan.
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Old 01-04-2003, 11:47 PM   #12
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Wow stoopidbstrd, you must really be a "stoopidbstrd" Plastic parts don't melt if you boil them Unless of course you put them in the hot pan that popsracer aka "BoneHead" charges his batteries in
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isn't that why my name's there. stoopidbstrd the perfect name for me.
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skibum989;

I don't charge my batteries in a HOT pan. The pan is to keep the HOT batteries from igniting the Carpet on Fire (again) when they are quick charging plugged DIRECTLY into the 120v wall socket. Just rip the cord out of a lamp and tape the wires to your battery wires. WORKS GREAT, really, really fast charge. My Matched GP3300's charge in about 30 seconds instead of 30 minutes.
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Do you have any problems with those penny battery bars when you charge directly from the wall socket?? I also heard you use high power electric line for all of your connections... how does that 2" cable work in your sedan, and does it add too much weight??? How about soldering or do you have a portable mig welder???????
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