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I'm well aware of the boiling hot water/cold water dip to straighten minis, but is this method still safe on pre-painted minis?

If not, is there another method to fix bent spears, flags, staffs, etc.?

Thanks in advance!
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It is safe, quite a few people have done it with their prepainted minis. BUT use hot/warm water, not boiling.
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This thread is just 1 month old:
Straightening painted minis with hot water?
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I tried this method on about a dozen of my AE mini's yesterday with varying degrees of water temp (not boiling though of course) and wasn't able to straighten anything. In fact, I've never had any real success using this method with any mini ever. They always seem fine at first but just bend back to their original position over an hour or two....cry

That being said it in no way damaged the mini's if you want to try it yourself.
 
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Hairdrier on ho t setting works pretty well also.
 
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Mishenka wrote:
Hairdrier on ho t setting works pretty well also.

I've always had better success with a hair dryer.
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jsesta84 wrote:
I tried this method on about a dozen of my AE mini's yesterday with varying degrees of water temp (not boiling though of course) and wasn't able to straighten anything. In fact, I've never had any real success using this method with any mini ever. They always seem fine at first but just bend back to their original position over an hour or two....cry

That being said it in no way damaged the mini's if you want to try it yourself.



Once you heat and straighten do you dip it in cold water? I have found that if you do this it helps set the mini in the correct position. Although ive never tried with painted minis.
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OliverOil wrote:
jsesta84 wrote:
I tried this method on about a dozen of my AE mini's yesterday with varying degrees of water temp (not boiling though of course) and wasn't able to straighten anything. In fact, I've never had any real success using this method with any mini ever. They always seem fine at first but just bend back to their original position over an hour or two....cry

That being said it in no way damaged the mini's if you want to try it yourself.



Once you heat and straighten do you dip it in cold water? I have found that if you do this it helps set the mini in the correct position. Although ive never tried with painted minis.


Oh yeah, in fact i got so frustrated it wasmt working that i would dip in hot water, straighten the mini part, then hold it in place while i submerged in cold water until it felt stiff. Still eventually went back to its original position. Maybe I'll try thr hair dryer idea next.
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I have had success with the hot cold water dip with CMON minis, but haven't tried it what the AE minis yet.
 
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