How to fix warped vinyl.

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  1. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    I was just wondering if anyone has any useful tricks or suggestions to fix a warped vinyl. I have heard of a few ways, but i have not tried any of them

    Hot Cup of Tea:
    Place the record on a flat surface, place a hot cup of tea / water on the centre of the record and the heat should come through the vinyl just enough to flatten it out.

    Two Plates of Glass:
    Press your record in between two plates of glass and leave out in the sun for a short while (just enough for the vinyl to soften, not melt - cause you can destroy the grooves) Immediately bring the vinyl in still pressed between the glass, and let sit at room temperature until it completely cools off.

    The "hot cup of tea" is the one i think would work better?
     
  2. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    i think the cup of tea idea is a badden, i have tried to flatten records, reckon and you will never get em perfect, infact, every1 i ever done ended up worse...but the glass seems the best idea, good luck, ya gonna need it.
     
  3. OCR

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    Can't you put them in the oven or something? You'd get more control than if you put them in the sun. Same method I think just use the oven...
     
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    use the searchbutton, was a thread a while back on this
     
  5. aladdin sane

    aladdin sane Member

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    i did a thread on this a few weeks ago and i was told to try using a hair dryer (carefully) to heat it gradually over a hard flat surface and then put something heavy on top for a while. that kind of works but only for a slight warp i found, it also can make it crackle and pop if you heat it too fast... was also told about the two pieces of glass thing but thats basically a gamble as well... this site explains how to do it 'properly' http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ed_record.html

    to be honest though mate i found that these sort of worked briefly but the records still wobbly and now crackles a fair bit. i ended up buying another copy and making a nice little ash tray out of the warped one. hope this helps
     
  6. topaz

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    jesus christ you lot seriously are amateurs... the sun and between two glass things is the only one that will work properly... NOT OVEN.. jesssssus christ!!!!!!
     
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    Kibon Blaze It Down !

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    I heard that laying A LOAD of big books on it would help , but i've never tried it..
     
  8. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    This works well if its a slight temperature warp.
     
  9. fevezz

    fevezz nom nom nom nom!

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    i wish it was that easy to find two perfectly even pieces of glass.
     
  10. topaz

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    its not difficult, i just went to a glaziers and got 2 x 12" squares, cost me around a fiver for both :)
     
  11. interwebmaniac

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    does it have to be glass??? would ceramic work? it gets hotter quicker?
     
  12. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    wot ever u do its gonna fuck ya vinyl, it will nver be the same again, putting it in the oven is the most comedy thing i have heard in a while.
     
  13. fevezz

    fevezz nom nom nom nom!

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    well, if ur desperate and its too cold/no sun, what else r u gonna do? :confused: most would think oven as the next best thing, at a pretty low heat i guess.
     
  14. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    fair play, i reckon hot water would be a better shout, i think an oven would cripple ya tunes.
     
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    Ch4ndler I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    MICROWAVE IT!
     
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  17. DontLikeCops

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    ages ago i saw some thing that u clamp on top of the vinyl while its on your deck to help with warped records ill try find it
     
  18. dizzzeejungle

    dizzzeejungle Junglist Down Under..

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    i just man-handled one of mine and it came out alright.......