It is very easy to crease the large part your bell flare. The rim is very large and exposed in comparison to the rest of the tubing, and the flare is thin and soft. Any kind of bump, drop, or undue pressure on the bell flare can cause it to bend and crease. And if that happens, you should never try to undo those creases by yourself.
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