OK how do we fix that potato chip bumper top cover...

OK how do we fix that potato chip bumper top cover...

Joined: January 28th, 2006, 4:22 pm

April 20th, 2008, 12:10 pm #1

The wavy plastic that evry time it gets hot, it warps.

I have gotten it down with a heat gum, temporarily.
Glued down, yemporarily.

Ordered a replacement online that arrived warped....yikes.

WHAT to do?

I have seen this warp on many pics posted.


1983 Bertone X1/9 Bought NEW. ONE Owner...me!
2006 Restored
http://www.universaltees.com/Fiat%20X%2 ... ation.html

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Joined: August 22nd, 2005, 3:13 am

April 20th, 2008, 3:34 pm #2

out of aluminum or something


X addict/masochist
Probablly the ONLY honda tech that drives a fiat
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Joined: January 1st, 2005, 1:47 am

April 20th, 2008, 6:00 pm #3

The wavy plastic that evry time it gets hot, it warps.

I have gotten it down with a heat gum, temporarily.
Glued down, yemporarily.

Ordered a replacement online that arrived warped....yikes.

WHAT to do?

I have seen this warp on many pics posted.


1983 Bertone X1/9 Bought NEW. ONE Owner...me!
2006 Restored
http://www.universaltees.com/Fiat%20X%2 ... ation.html
I used a hot iron over an old towel. Lay the part on your concrete floor. Place the towel at the crimp, and apply the hot iron over the crimp and press firmly until you are satisfied that it has heated up and changed it's structure. What I did next is used a piece of a 14" rail from a railway track, (weighs about 75lbs)and left it on the part over night. next day I lifted up the rail and the problem was solved. I did notice a slight discolouration from the heat, so I re-sprayed the part with a semi gloss black and it looked brand new! Try it, it works! Allan
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Joined: November 21st, 2007, 2:40 am

April 20th, 2008, 10:14 pm #4

The wavy plastic that evry time it gets hot, it warps.

I have gotten it down with a heat gum, temporarily.
Glued down, yemporarily.

Ordered a replacement online that arrived warped....yikes.

WHAT to do?

I have seen this warp on many pics posted.


1983 Bertone X1/9 Bought NEW. ONE Owner...me!
2006 Restored
http://www.universaltees.com/Fiat%20X%2 ... ation.html
This works, and the results are long-lasting. I need to do this to the one I bought from Albert a couple months ago, but mine currently isn't too bad.







RMMJ
1986 Bertone X1/9 a.k.a BlueTooth
www.socalx.com
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MikeMittelstead/Oregon
MikeMittelstead/Oregon

April 22nd, 2008, 4:30 pm #5

I used a hot iron over an old towel. Lay the part on your concrete floor. Place the towel at the crimp, and apply the hot iron over the crimp and press firmly until you are satisfied that it has heated up and changed it's structure. What I did next is used a piece of a 14" rail from a railway track, (weighs about 75lbs)and left it on the part over night. next day I lifted up the rail and the problem was solved. I did notice a slight discolouration from the heat, so I re-sprayed the part with a semi gloss black and it looked brand new! Try it, it works! Allan
...will survive sunlight exposure!

I recall first panel I straightened with torch.
It laid nice and flat, so I sprayed with satin black.
And watched it return to warp-city upon first exposure to sunlight.
Alas...

The clothes iron/weight process seems to need a few applications,
but once done, it stays done. I used a few bricks for weight.
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