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Straightening a Plastic chassis

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I stripped my Corvette down today and have found that there is a definite kink in the rear of the chassis. On a tech block the right hand rear is 2mm off while the left is flat on the block. On the slot.It site they tell you how to straighten one of their chassis's. Put the chassis on a flat steel block and hold it down with neo magnets, next pour boiling water on it until covered and leave to cool down. Does anyone know if you can do this to an NSR chassis
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Taking into account that there's not much plastic at the rear end of an NSR chassis and that all the structural purpose of the rear end is taken to the motor pod, does it really matter that it is kinked?

By the way, don't use the hot water treatment as it's pretty hit and miss. If you pour boiling water onto platic it could have disaterous deforming consequences depending on how the structural design of the particular chassis reacts. Use a hair dryer.
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