Deformed NOS Urethane Nose

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  1. fabsj82

    fabsj82 New Member

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    Hey guys. I have this NOS nose I rescued from a guys attic. Obviously the heat has taken its toll. Is there any chance of it retaking it's original shape or am I SOL.
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    70Znut Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd say your SOL, I don't think urethane has a memory without a mold.
    On the other hand, it reminds me of a Salvador Dali painting..
    Dali.jpg
     
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    Get a body shop type heat lamp and place the nose on a cradle with something to backup underside. Keep the light a good 3ft away and move the part or light around often to try and do a slow warm up. You could go close while your standing there monitoring. Don't walk away with the light close or you will come back to The Dali effect. A heat gun could help but you can damage the surface quick if heated too hot. Get a bucket of water and a rag. Soak the rag ring it a little. Push out the low spots while heating. If the part is moving easy, push it up a little higher than it would be normally and wipe it with the soaked rag. See if it will hold it's shape. This is a little tedious but you can get it back in shape with some patience.
     
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    that looks like a long road to travel. I'd be curious if you could get it to reshape itself. Maybe a hot room with some direct'ish heat pointed at it while hanging to some sort of mold?
     
  5. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's just the cover.
    There's an internal support for these pieces which gives it its shape.
    (New urethane covers are smashed down into a box for shipping and look like they will never fit right when the are unpackaged.)

    I would pull that one over the support and warm it up to see how it turns out before I rejected it.

    It looks bad now but you may be surprised (hopefully) after stuffing the support piece into it.

    Good Luck!
     
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    Garage wall art. Make up a story about a fire and the nose is the only thing that survived.
     
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    Heat it up and give it a whirl. Worst spots looks like bottom, most critical edges look decent
     

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