Fixing warped vinyl

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  1. Josephm561

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    Just wondering has anybody tried the method here? http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Warped-Vinyl-Record

    Bought Breakages Break Age Ep off Discogs and noticed that the records are slightly warped wich is very annoying as it makes it abit difficult to mix.

    Anybody got any advice on fixing slightly warped records?
     
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    there are various methods, none of them work properly apparently
    sell it as it is honestly on discogs, bag another one would be my advice
     
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    its an issue...I used to believe laying records flat on each other was a way to cure it, bit of a myth really.
     
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    just yesterday watched j roccs episode on crate diggerz series. apparently there are machines to de-warp records, but i guess getting one of those for one lp would not be rational. i would try whatever methods there are to de-warp it and if to no avail then there's no other choice but to get a new copy.

    you could also contact the seller and tell him that you would like to return the record and get your money back, but let's face it i don't this would be effective.



    check 10:55
     
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    If it wasn't sold as slightly warped then open a dispute with paypal. Not sold as described.
     
  6. Josephm561

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    Cheers for all the replys, I checked Discogs descriptions of record quality and it was sold as VG+ and they are allowed to be slightly warped as long as it doesnt effect playback too much, its not that bad a warp but its just annoying because it means its pretty much always going pots and pans..
    Proper sick EP aswell :violin:
    I may just have to shell out for a new 1
     
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    also i bought Metalheadz Old Headz from chemical records the other day and it seems to be slightly raised in the middle so it warps a tiny bit wich is pretty annoyin seeing as its supposed to be brand new!!!! :mad:
     
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    When I first got swamp thing off discogs it was so warped I couldn't cue it up at all so I left it under a big pile of books for a few years and now it plays fine... Easy
     
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    Hahaha. Better hope you still like it in a few years if you use this technique!
     
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    I have fixed a few warped records (some really badly too) - I use two Xone 92 metal face-plates that I have spare, put the record between them (still in a paper sleeve) and put it in the sun. It heats up naturally, cools down naturally and flattens out with the weight of the metal. I wouldn't try an oven as I think theres too much chance of it turning to custard (literally), but sandwiched and put under the heat of the sun is a nice safe way to do it.

    Maybe 2 panes of glass could be used instead of the metal plates...
     
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    Leave it outside inbetween two panes of glass for a while, oven sounds like it could go very wrong.
     
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    Leaving it in the sun is a nice safe way to change the structure of the grooves and potentially ruin it forever.
     
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    Worked for me, if its securely between two panes of glass the weight of the glass with the heat flattens it out nicely. just dont leave it for too long.
     
  15. Josephm561

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    lol well considering I live in the UK i would have to take a holiday so a sunny country to do that so it might just be cheaper to buy a new 1
     
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    youtube it man
     
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