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Old 03-05-2018, 01:48 PM   #1
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Does any one have a good method to bend the repro aluminum trim that covers the nails on the tack strip
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:32 PM   #2
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I made a jig out of wood gently heated it with a hand held propane torch. aluminum goes
soft real quick. Tried to cold bend it. Just made a mess.
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I made a jig out of wood gently heated it with a hand held propane torch. aluminum goes
soft real quick. Tried to cold bend it. Just made a mess.
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:22 PM   #4
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Read that the secret is to put a tight fitting piece of copper wire (solid ground wire, not stranded) in the groove to keep it from collapsing and deforming the bend.

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Old 03-06-2018, 10:25 PM   #5
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I had a man bend mine a few years ago when I put the new top on. I think he was in California. He did a great job. Does anyone have his contact information?
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Hi from Oregon; Local V8ers used a wooden pattern for the curve and some gentle torch heat. the curve was routed in a piece of wood for the pattern, heat from a propane type torch. There was another post on this subject. Newc
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:06 AM   #7
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Thanks for the ideas. I am assuming the trim overlaps a little on to the metal roof to cover the seam between the vinyl and t he metal roof
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