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Fixing bent fins

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by horn34, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. horn34

    horn34 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Austin, TX
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    I just picked up several pairs of used Mares Avanti Quattros, and of course the only pair in my size is bent. Any reliable fixes? Blowdryer? Leave it in the sun?

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  2. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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    You won’t notice in the water.........no biggie.
     
  3. ResortDiver850

    ResortDiver850 Angel Fish

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    I have had good luck making bent fin tips flat by placing a weight on the opposite side. If the bend is really stubborn, use a hair dryer or heat gun to warm the plastic up first.
     
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  4. Bob Evans

    Bob Evans Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Santa Barbara, California USA
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    This is what happens with cheap plastic. Hair dryer cool idea.
     
  5. Tool Belt

    Tool Belt Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Central Wisconsin
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    USN TT6?? :wink:

    Chamber ride in Helsinki?
     
  6. scubafanatic

    scubafanatic Great White

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    It appears you have discovered the other person's reason for selling them.
     

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