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    Cable tie rad fin straighten

    Now get your secret weapon out, the plastic cable tie......insert it from the opposite side of the radiator and it'll push those pesky bent fins straight... but wait there's more...you can also work it like a sawing motion towards the tubes to get right in those places you can't reach !


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    Nice tip. Labourious but worth it.
    Who did the Aluminium welding on the rad? ( sorry, cant help myself, im a welding inspector that cant switch off)

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    good idea, i normally use a little electrical screwdriver and that takes ages too.
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Nice tip. Thanks
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    I only just did my rad last weekend,with a small screwdriver

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    I have no idea who done the welding as I got the picture and write up off of the HAMB forum.

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    Oh. Well in that case i hopefully shouldnt upset anyone by saying its not the best looking aluminium welding.
    Great tip and thanks for posting

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    Laser Tools do small multi sided comb to do the same thing.

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    ^ On the thread I got this from the guy had used one of those combs and still recommend using a cable tie.

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