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Post  WingingIt74 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:15 am

I have a few that are a little distorted. How can I fix them? A few of them being reverse springs.
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Post  Admin on Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:35 pm

I'm surprised no one has made a post yet, I have tried to fix starter springs before but nothing has really "restored" them to the original look. Besides trying to wind it backwards, the one thing I have tried a few years ago was to find a rod or tube that just fits inside a good spring starter. I took a distorted spring and pulled it onto the tube, I heated the spring up with a torch and I used a pliers to wind each "loop" backwards until it looked uniform. It still looked like hell so I never did it again, too much work for a spring I can order a new one.
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Post  WingingIt74 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:36 pm

Ya, but the reverse springs you can't order.
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Post  crankbndr on Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:55 pm

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Post  Admin on Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:01 pm

WingingIt74 wrote:Ya, but the reverse springs you can't order.

Oh, you need to fix reverse springs...hmm

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Post  gcb on Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:35 am

The only ones I have repaired was to make it again usable with a needle-nosed pliers. Sorry, don't know how to make it pretty. I think the buy a new one is the best approach...or in the case of the reverse one, perhaps a request for a replacement will yield someone who has an extra.

Sorry, I have no reverse ones.

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