Bent, out of shape vinyl = jumpy needle, a little help plz

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  1. thumpah

    thumpah Member

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    One of my favorite vinyls seems to have bent, nowadays its a hard tune to get hold of so if you guys got any tricks on how to get it back to shape.

    and i have tried placing loads of vinyl on top already.


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  2. Nick-ep

    Nick-ep RudeFM/In-Reach

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    Try the hair dryer trick. What you need to do is get 2 flat surfaces which would cover a 12". Get the hair dryer on the vinyl so that the vinyl goes a bit floppy. Press the vinyl together with the 2 flat surfaces either side of the vinyl. (i used 2 big books) Should take the bend out of the tune and make it more playable.

    Advised putting the vinyl in a sleeve whilst doing this. Keeps the vinyl in good condition!
     
  3. Lucidproduction

    Lucidproduction i aint fraid of no ghosts

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    failing this, hammer it flat
     
  4. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    put a towel over the record and iron it on a low heat. need to be a bit careful but it can work a treat
     
  5. thumpah

    thumpah Member

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    thanks guys will try.
     
  6. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    try the methods on a vinyl you dont care about much first if i was you mate
     
  7. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    was just bout to say that!
    ive also got this tune knockin bout sumwere think its in good condition if i find it an its ok i can sell it if u need it!
     
  8. Nick-ep

    Nick-ep RudeFM/In-Reach

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    could try between two pieces of glass and leave in the sun for a while....
     
  10. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Mind you dont flatten the grooves though!!!