Fixing Wonky Gashapon

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Fixing Wonky Gashapon

Post by Apsalas » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:07 pm

Hey Guys,

This is my third account reset...keep forgetting my logins and passwords....:(

I have snagged a Gundam Sentinal Deep Striker Gashapon and its a bit deformed...any tips on howto straighten it out. I think I can use steam from my kettle?

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Re: Fixing Wonky Gashapon

Post by phillosmaster » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:10 pm

I've never had to straighten a Gashapon kit, but I have received some resin model kits that were warped due to heat in the past. What usually works is hot water or a hair dryer. You heat up the material and bend it back gently until it cools. I believe how successful this method will be depends heavily on what type of materials were used to construct the kit. I believe Gashapon kits are made from PVC plastics, and I think PVC is soft enough for this to work.

If you heat up plastic you should do it in a well ventilated area. There might be some fumes.
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Re: Fixing Wonky Gashapon

Post by Apsalas » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:54 pm

Cheers, nice to see someone reply ;) the kits a mix of hard and soft plastic PVC so i'll use my hair dryer on it later and see.

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