Re: [CR] tube dents

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Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:35:37 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR] tube dents

I've used these "blocks" mentioned below by Charles. The best ones were sized very precisely for the outside diameter WITHOUT PAINT. Even thin coats of paint will increase the diameter of the tube, which is one of the reasons that there is paint damage when you use them correctly. I used them in a large vise, lubing the tube first, then working it around carefully. In all cases, I was able to take out most of the dent, but not 100%. I still had to fill the slight indention that was left with extra primer before painting over the area. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL USA

-----Original Message----- From: Charles Nighbor <> To: Cc: Sent: Thu, Oct 22, 2009 2:55 pm Subject: [CR] tube dents

Tube dents can rolled out with two blocks of steel that have tube dia. cut out length wise clamp on and roll around tube works great but paint is messed up a bit Most good bike stops have one on hand. Charles Nighbor Walnut Creek, CA USA