Page updated on 10-23-2017

Hood Help !!!


mike united
08-13-2004, 03:29 PM
Does anybody have any clues as to how i can get this hood to flatten out. Its raised on the rear left and front right. Noticed it today after sanding the whole body ready for painting. Its really pissing me off beacause the kit was very expensive.
Would really appreciate any tips any of you may have on this one.
Thanks, Mike :sunglasse
http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/502/59883Pict1615-med.jpg
http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/502/59883Pict1616-med.jpg
http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/502/59883Pict1618-med.jpg

SchuberT
08-13-2004, 03:36 PM
uhm, soak it in warm water and carefully un-warp it? i've heard of people doing that with bodies, it should work with just a hood too, no?

Tomaszken
08-13-2004, 03:38 PM
yeah, what Schubert said ;) worked for the hood of my Revell Merc *kicks Revell in the nuts*

mike united
08-13-2004, 03:48 PM
Right cheers............
Would that be warmish water or hottish water !!!

Damn Revell kits, why do we pay an arm and a leg for warped kits, this thing (Revell BMW 850i) cost me 40 USD !!!

Thanks again, Mike :smokin:

cyclone1410
08-13-2004, 04:50 PM
Right cheers............
Would that be warmish water or hottish water !!!

:smokin:

Mike,
Usually go for water that is heading towards being quite hot - about as much heat as you can stand on your fingers. Soak it for a little while until it becomes noticably more pliable, bend it, and then dunk it in cold water (have a tub of it on standby). When you bend it you will have to bend it past where you want to go as it will spring back slightly when it cools. Some experimentation with a scrap piece of plastic might be the go. I actully used this method to straighten a very badly warped body - worked but it did take a little while. Hope this helps.

Craig

mike united
08-13-2004, 04:57 PM
That is brilliant, will get to it tomorrow.

Thanks for all the help with this one.

Mike :smokin:

Verminator
08-15-2004, 11:18 AM
Is that a hood off the Revel Premium BMW 850i by any chance?. If it is then i've had two of them and they both had warped hoods, I assume a fault somewhere in the moulding process. To get back to your question I used the hot and cold water treatment with them both with good success, just be carefull.

mike united
08-15-2004, 11:48 AM
[QUOTE=Verminator]Is that a hood off the Revel Premium BMW 850i by any chance?.

It sure is...........cost an arm and a leg, ive given it the hot/cold water treatment with great results. So thanks to you all for the help with this.

Later, Mike.

ps.............How about some pics of the ones you've done, PLEEEEEASE !!!

Verminator
08-16-2004, 03:42 PM
ps.............How about some pics of the ones you've done, PLEEEEEASE !!!

Yore wish is my command

This....................

http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=500/59580bmw_open_top-med.jpg (http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=16900&size=big&password=&sort=1&cat=500)

Became this.................(with a few mods :naughty:)

http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=502/59580bmw_3-4_top-med.jpg (http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=2502&size=big&password=&sort=1&cat=502)

I also had the hardtop built oob but the ex wife trashed it ten years ago when I left her :disappoin

Martbee
08-17-2004, 10:24 AM
Well, I should have learn that trick years ago... I once bought a Revell Ford F100 Harley Davidson delivery panel truck that was so bad that the curve in the body (which was a big part) was near 40 !!!

I just tried to heat it with a butane torch !!! :lol: :lol: :rofl: :lol2:

What a Newbie I was back then !!! :loser:

Add your comment to this topic!