Thanks for all the wisdom! Definitely learning alot as I go along.
I attempted to straighten the supports out with a handheld MAPP torch. Definitely not hot enough...
I don't have an acetylene setup so I need to either:
1) Get an acetylene setup
2) Make a friend with an acetylene setup
3) Use the underside of the supports for bead practice
We'll see how patient I am before #3 happens.