Accidents while fixing stress marks, how to fix it ?

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  1. FrostAegis7

    FrostAegis7 Member

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    So I tried to fix a stress mark on my Generations Dreadwing figure and I accidentally deform it, is there a way to fix this? I was using a hairdryer, this is the first time I tried to fix a stress mark and now I am panicking. The peg and area around it got so deformed it won't transform back to its vehicle mode. I have attached the image of the deformation.
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    PurpleStuf Pastor of Muppets

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    Oof. I could be wrong, but I don't think there's any way back from that one. You could try and slowly, gently heat the tip as you try and flatten it back out with needle nose pliers or something, and sand down the peg until it fits in transformation. ABS plastic tends to shrink as it warps when heated too much, so I don't think you'll ever get it back to it's original shape unfortunately.
     
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    ok, from what I get from inspecting it again, as long as I sand it, the wound from deformation will be very small, thank you for the advice.
     
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    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

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    You can't regulate temps well with a hair dryer. Heat guns are better. 150F is enough for most thin pieces. You can use a setting like that to help fix warps as much as possible before resorting to sanding.