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  • NSR Chassis Flattener

    This just in...

    -Harry


  • #2
    So where can you buy it and how much? It would really be handy for my Scale Auto cars.
    Last edited by Bal r 14; May 27, 2022, 01:14 PM.

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    • #3
      Gotta have it! Love gadgets!
      Marty
      T.R. Raceway
      Toms River NJ

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      • #4
        A steel plate and hot water does the same thing 😎
        Dave
        Peterborough Ont
        CANADA

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        • chrisguyw
          chrisguyw commented
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          Hot water/steel plate likely does a better job !!!

        • Kevan
          Kevan commented
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          Well it doesn't matter because as you can already see people are queueing up to buy it.

        • Kevan
          Kevan commented
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          ...and hot water can wreck a chassis in a few seconds...been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

      • #5
        This might be the thing for chassis that have been painted.
        I “ruined” a SlotIt Porsche chassis using the boiling water method. The paint must have been water based, as the flattening process attacked the paint.

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        • #6


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          Kevan commented
          Today, 02:02 PM
          "Well it doesn't matter because as you can already see people are queueing up to buy it."

          Just call me the "TOOL MAN" got to have any type of tool or gadgets! ARGH ARGH ARGH!!!!!
          Marty
          T.R.Raceway
          Toms River NJ

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          • #7
            I did the hot water in the oven thing on three Racer/Sideways Daytona Prototype chassis. It made them brittle and all three of them broke. I tried it on an NSR chassis and it melted it.

            Looks like this tool might work.
            Butch Dunaway
            Oxford, Ohio

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            • #8
              Hot (not boiling) water does the trick for me so I’ll stick with that even though I’m a definite tool guy 😂
              Dave
              Peterborough Ont
              CANADA

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              • Michael Squier
                Michael Squier commented
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                Any idea what temperature is best? With a kitchen thermometer it’s pretty easy to control the heat before boiling.

            • #9
              I have maybe 100 cars and only ever tried to straighten one chassis with hot water, a SlotIt Opel DTM, it was boiling water and badly distorted the chassis...this was about 5 years ago...I've not felt the need to try again.
              Kevan - Isle of Man
              Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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              • #10
                There's quite a difference between 'hot' and 'boiling'. The hot water method has worked for me, wouldn't dare try boiling water. Just hot enough to soften or 'relax' the plastic is all that's needed. No need to use a sledge hammer to kill a mosquito.

                How the chassis cools probably also has an effect of the outcome. I left the chassis in the water overnight and let everything cool back down to room temperature slowly.

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                • #11
                  Joe that’s the only way I have ever done it seems to work fine for me
                  Dave
                  Peterborough Ont
                  CANADA

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                  • #12
                    yes steel plate + lots of the magnets i have accumulated + hot water works for me

                    now warped /twisted bodies ? thats a different matter , a straightener for those would be great

                    must admit it does look the part though
                    Kev
                    Burnley
                    England🇬🇧

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                    • Kevan
                      Kevan commented
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                      Hot water works for warped bodyshells, hot enough that you can keep your finger in without burning is safest...works wonders on resin and 3D bodyshells too.
                      Hold bodyshell in the water for 10 seconds, take out and straighten bodyshell, run under cold water whilst holding it straight, repeat if necessary.
                      ...bear in mind heat welded interiors can hold a warp into a bodyshell.

                  • #13
                    Are warped frames and bodies a common problem with 1/32 rtr cars?
                    Matt B
                    So. In
                    Crashers

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                    • Kevan
                      Kevan commented
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                      I'd say not uncommon rather than common.

                    • chrisguyw
                      chrisguyw commented
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                      Common enough Matt.

                  • #14
                    Matt, you know how guys will buy a dozen motors in hopes they will get one fast one. I buy a dozen chassis in hopes that I will get one straight one.
                    Butch Dunaway
                    Oxford, Ohio

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                    • Pappy
                      Pappy commented
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                      LOL
                      Do you mean he was looking for a straight one? LOL

                    • Tuner28
                      Tuner28 commented
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                      You haven’t had much luck have you?

                  • #15
                    I did totally ruin a 69 Nova body with water that was too hot
                    It was garbage in less than 3 seconds
                    Dont know if I’m right or not but I firmly believe the colour of the moulding affects weather it is workable easily or delicate
                    Dave
                    Peterborough Ont
                    CANADA

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