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Old 05-22-2022, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default The quaile has spread its wings... and now they are bent...

Just came back from a longer trip with our Margarethe. Within the first 400 yards, our quaile went for a little flight. We stopped and found it, but it will not fit into the two little slots on the radiator cap anymore. The wings are about 4mm, a bit more than an 8th of an inch, too close together.


What's the best way to bend the wings apart, do i have to warm them up or will the material be generous enough to give me those 4mm back?
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Old 05-22-2022, 09:43 PM   #2
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What's the best way to bend the wings apart, do i have to warm them up or will the material be generous enough to give me those 4mm back?
I think heating is too likely to damage the chrome plating so doing ity cold might be your best bet. I think you should be able to get 4mm back, it's not very much but there is only one way to find out.
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Old 05-23-2022, 03:13 AM   #3
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I think heating is too likely to damage the chrome plating so doing ity cold might be your best bet. I think you should be able to get 4mm back, it's not very much but there is only one way to find out.

I am afraid you are right. I will heat it up to about 160C, that should help it a bit and not damage the chrome.
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Old 05-23-2022, 04:51 AM   #4
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Most have of those are white metal castings.
Likely a lost cause
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:55 AM   #5
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Heat the Quail in boiling water to protect the chrome. Good luck.
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Old 05-23-2022, 01:35 PM   #6
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