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Posted: 1/31/2006 12:52:01 PM EDT
O.K., a question for you seasoned hands out there, I've now (finally) actually bent a receiver, and am in the process of bending over the top rails.
My question is simple, "How in the heck do you get a smooth top rail surface?"
I've been "gently" tapping the rails FOREVER! and I still get a series of ripples across the surface .
I would think that after a while I would eventually beat the top surface smooth and in some compliance with the supported bottom surface, which is positioned by the form.
Is it just a matter of hammering away until I iron out the ripples?
Or is there more to it than that?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:53:56 PM EDT
i've read in a few places to try using the flat side of a chisel (or comprable metal object), place it over the rail and hammer that. itll even out the force and there shouldn't be any of the little ripples.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 2:34:27 PM EDT
Go to AK-Builder.com and watch his video. Even if you do not have his bender and rail bender you can get the Idea. Use a long steel bar to bend it all at once, while it is still in the bend fixture. Good luck!
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