Help my slinky is bent


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Slinky's ROCK! I personally love the old metal ones best, but the plastic ones are cheaper and if they do bend like the OP's, then you can just toss it out and get a new one.

To the OP: Have you tried heating up the plastic and putting it back into shape? Keep in mind I mean warm enough to make the plastic plyable not melting and burning. While not the safest option and not one I suggest doing, but an option none the less.

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Put it in some really hot water for a minute or two, then take it out and push the rings together, so that it's in the form it should be in. Hold it like that until it cools, or put a book on top of it. It should be much better if not perfect now.

after i posted mine i read urz .. better idea than mine :)

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ROFL. This belongs in jokes and funny stuff. Some of the replies are funnier than many jokes in there :p

Especially ROFFLED @ the diagram by Daninku, because I thought the exact same :rofl:

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lol that doesn't make sens at all :rofl:

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idea is : it lost its elasticity , so because of the heat and the preasure over it it might go back to its original set . idea is use heat :) sorry u couldnt understand it and tried to make fun of it ...

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Call up the funeral get a nice shoebox and bury it

put it in the sun and put somethin above it to press it down ... or BUY A NEW ONE !

yeah that might work.. unless he forgets it and is really hot where he lives and will get a different shape

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Shhh.. just laugh and move on. Don't tell me you didn't notice I did that as a joke!!

idea is : it lost its elasticity , so because of the heat and the preasure over it it might go back to its original set . idea is use heat :) sorry u couldnt understand it and tried to make fun of it ...

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It doesn't look that badly bent. My metal slinky was bent in about 7 different places. After seeing this topic, I decided to go and buy a new one today.

Slinkys Rock!

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Poor slinky, good luck fixing it.

Heat it up, and see if you can mold it back. This also could make things even worse.

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Hi,

well my slinky is bent at a point and so there is a gap between 2 of the rings and i cant fix

does any1 know how 2 save my slinky?

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you CAN indeed fix this kind of situation. Easy street for plastic version - preheat the oven at 250, then set the slinky on a tin foil lined cookie sheet. Let it sit for about 10 to 20 minutes, but kinda guage it. The slinky will set back into position.

For metal ones, it's a little more tricky, but totally fixable. I won't get into this though.

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For metal ones, it's a little more tricky, but totally fixable. I won't get into this though.

Please explain, I'd like to try and fix my metal slinky.

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you CAN indeed fix this kind of situation. Easy street for plastic version - preheat the oven at 250, then set the slinky on a tin foil lined cookie sheet. Let it sit for about 10 to 20 minutes, but kinda guage it. The slinky will set back into position.

For metal ones, it's a little more tricky, but totally fixable. I won't get into this though.

Too late, he already shot it and burried it.

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