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  • Premier Icon footflaps
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    Personally I’d straighten it in a vice…

    nealglover
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    +1 for using a vice.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    You’re bending it back no matter if you use a vice or a hammer. Just make sure you do it on a solid, flat surface. Hammer with a nice flat face with gentle taps letting the hammer weight do the work.
    Or get a new key.

    tinybits
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    Whatever you do, once it’s broken, don’t put the broken end I to the ignition barrel as a ‘way of getting home’ it doesn’t work (according to a friend of mine 😳 )

    legend
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    Renault key? Even if it’s not, the metal part can probably be copied at any normal key cutter. So straightening it out then getting a replacement made may well be fairly quick n easy

    TooTall
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    A pair of pliers or molegrips should be enough. Make sure you order another key ASAP!

    Premier Icon paladin
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    I wouldn’t use it unless I really had to. It may last forever, or snap first time you use it.

    Premier Icon joat
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    As kayak says. But if you can do it across the angle on a vice or some such one small bit at a time it shouldn’t fatigue it.

    ska-49
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    car keys. We’ve moved into a new flat. The GF managed to shut the car key in the fire door and bent it. Thinking of smacking it with a hammer to straighten it, but don’t want to fatigue the metal and end up snapping it in the barrel. Looks like it may bent slightly horizontally too?

    Hints/tips?



    wordnumb
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    Dial 0800-Uri-Geller.

    chewkw
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    Warm the metal up a bit before using the hammer etc … or you will break it.

    ska-49
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    Cheers for all the advice. Will avoid a big hammer.. for now.
    Will nip into Timpson tomorrow.

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    My remote key broke so today I ordered a repair kit from these dudes…

    key dudes

    You can get the whole fob with a new blade blank so you can then take it to timpsons and just get it cut.

    CountZero
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    That’s a fairly gentle bend, you could almost straighten it with your fingers, but gentle taps on something fairly solid like a chopping board should do the trick.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    chewkw wrote:

    Warm the metal up a bit before using the hammer etc … or you will break it.

    Warm it up and you risk melting the electronics.

    beaker2135
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    I doubt it will break if you follow Kayaks advice and be gentle, top link to key dudes BTW

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    I had something similar last year. Straighten it and get it copied while still in one piece.
    I kept using mine and it snapped in the lock.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    I’d suggest a vice AND a pair of liners for the vice – A couple of bit of angle-iron or similar. You only want to bend it BACK, not beyond – the more it bends the more it will fatigue, so try to get it right first time.

    Regardless, brass is not know for fatigue resistance, I think it’s used in keys because it it “self lubricating”. Get a new one!

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