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Old 12-29-2008, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default Dropped Better Bottle, how to remove dent

Title pretty much sums it up. Thought about trying to plug it up and force air into it. Any ideas?


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Old 12-29-2008, 01:11 AM   #2
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Default That is what I would try.

Seems like that would work... Just put a stopper in the top and try to fill the better bottle with air from a air compressor..



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Old 12-29-2008, 01:16 AM   #3
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fill it with hot tap water first for a while.
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:05 AM   #4
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WHOA, easy with the air compressor thing. That's a lot of air in something not meant for pressure. Ever see a tire blowout? You could get really hurt. Partially fill with some water before doing anything crazy. Water doesn't compress! Play it safe and use a stick, live with it or buy another one!
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fill it with hot tap water first for a while.
If you fill it with hot water and then cork it, it will force the water to expand and create a higher pressure and will probably fix the dent, assuming it's not on a crease.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:16 AM   #6
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fill it with water, cork it, freeze it
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:17 AM   #7
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If you fill it with hot water and then cork it, it will force the water to expand and create a higher pressure and will probably fix the dent, assuming it's not on a crease.
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If you fill it with hot water and then cork it, it will force the water to expand and create a higher pressure and will probably fix the dent, assuming it's not on a crease.
Water contracts when it cools (until it's cool enough to crystallise, whereupon it expands); filling it with hot water and corking it will produce a lower pressure, not a higher one.
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fill it with water, cork it, freeze it
Kidding right?
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Kidding right?
Not at all!

I have fixed MANY a fuel tank or exhaust pipe with this method. Just monitor it, and catch it when it has popped so it doesn't go too far and ruin it.


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