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Old 03-24-2003, 03:12 PM   #1
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Straightening Bent Aluminum Trim

Does anyone have advice about what sort of tool I should use to straighten bent aluminum trim -- for example, I want the "eyelashes" etc. to be perfectly straight before I start polishing. The corner of one is crumpled. Should I use pliers? Or does anyone have experience successfully bending these into shape using something else? Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 03-24-2003, 04:43 PM   #2
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Do you have any pics and model of trailer? There are a bunch of aluminum trim parts and even more in differnent locations by model sometimes. I am no body repair expert by any means, but some extra details might provide someone here a better way to help.

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Old 03-24-2003, 06:02 PM   #3
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Are you referring to the "drip caps" over the top of the windows?
If so, that metal is very soft. Replacements are dirt cheap.

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Thanks for the information. I had heard that and then another individual told me that keeping the original was important for keeping the value. The trailer is a 1962 Bambi. I have no problems replacing them with new (in fact I'd prefer it) if it's no big deal.

Thank you, Andy.

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