Originally Posted by GearDrive
I haven't put an indicator on it yet. I agree that trying to bend it back will fatigue it.
How so? Again, how far is it bent? You will not fatigue it unless you are stretching the shit out of the far side to bend it back. Do some research on the percentage of plastification while bending metals. You will find that what you are doing has very little impact on the integrity.
Take a piece of banding strap and put a slight bend in it. Bend it back straight. Now bend it again a little bit in the same spot. Did it break? No. Neither will your axle.