View Full Version : Damaged/bent evaporater fins

11-02-2011, 01:00 AM
Hi Guys,

So the engineers before me use to whack at the fins with a wooden stick to remove ice from the back of the evaps.I know ,i know bunch of dumbasses.My question is i know you can get "combs" i think they are called to str8en them but is there any thing i can use or make up that will do the job as well ???


11-02-2011, 01:37 AM
Hi stanthonycold
I used to use a pair of long nose pliers when the fins were torn or folded over, I know it's laborious but often the combs would tear further or crease the fins. Then I would have an arsenal of combs (plastic and metalrods) to finish the job. You could try to make one like a small paint brush with thin rods but for the time involved I think it's best to spend the money and buy several different types of fin combs.

big bear
12-02-2011, 12:30 AM
Give up replace the evap not worth your time ! or just leave it to be so long as air passes over nothing you can do but replace or live with it ....:-)

12-02-2011, 01:01 AM
"IF" you decide to straighten them out yourself be sure to wear leather gloves or bring a good first-aid kit.

12-02-2011, 04:18 AM
Wire brush. Start at the straight fins and work your way towards the damage pushing heavily. Rinse and repeat.

15-02-2011, 02:24 PM
And you guys are suppose to be professionals ...what a joke . Thanks telsa i will try your idea !

Kev The Tool
15-02-2011, 07:23 PM
i,m with stanthonycold, really lads a fin comb is cheap enough, no matter how big the evap is.

15-02-2011, 08:14 PM
Im glad you dont work here ,sounds like your a real money saver ! Your in the wrong profession with that attitude .

16-02-2011, 12:07 AM
Get yourself one of these, job done