CV joint clamp

Tiny
XCHCUI
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In order to save space I stored several CV joint clamps (photo), while I shrink-ed the large diameter ones beyond their normal size.(The photo shows the normal size).
I mean, I rolled them (like rolling a tailor ruler tape) to smaller size. But, now when I am opening them in order to use them the metal strip is no longer have the smooth round shape. It becomes a little deformed a kind of a circle made of many small ribs.
Can it influence on the sealing of the CV joint boot? Can I use it at all?

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 AT 8:40 AM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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Just open them up on a flat surface and sort of roll the tag end with the holes flat with a socket or similar. Then wrap it around a chunk of pipe to reform the curve. Just do not bend the hook tabs or the ears.
The bends may not have an effect but they could also make the band a bit shorter so that when you crimp the ears in it does not really tighten the band but just straightens out the bends.
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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 AT 8:53 AM
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Thanks.
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Saturday, February 25th, 2017 AT 3:36 AM

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