A hardwood very slightly tapering dowel is a good way to spread round clamps. As one member has already suggested, even pressure on all points is the ticket to not fracturing the chrome, paint, etc. Use a little WD 40 so it slides without grabbing, and even pressure pushing it through, or the less desirable light taps with a mallet. You can mark the dowel at the correct diameter to keep from spreading too far.
Dennis Young Hotaka, Japan
> Last time today,
> Okay, I'll ask one more time (the silence is deafening) does ANYONE
> have experience with spreading open chromed frame clamps - cable guides,
> housing clamps, etc.- without wrinkling the chrome? Is it possible?
> Surely some of you have done this. What were your results? Any
> suggestions as to how to prevent the chrome from wrinkling?
> Thank you..
> Jay Sexton
> Sebastopol, CA