Topic: bent vinyls

what do you do with bent vinyls?
can it be fixed?
i heard that tou can heat it a little then place it under some books (?)
have anyone tried it before?
does it effect the sound?

(i remember reading about it in the old forum, but couldn't find the topic now...)

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central heating works the best, just let the record get a bit hot and after that put a bunch of records under and on top.

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what does central heating means?

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the iron things that are heated by water, or anything with a flat surface.

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oh... this central heat...
it's to hot here for this kind of treat
it's 31 degrees outside...
do you think it can work if i'll place the records in the sun for few minutes...

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so try it wink

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keep it in the sleeve and put it on a flat surface, that's your best option.
maybe the roof of a car or something like that.

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try it with a beat-up bend record...

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you can also try to iron it, i had some succesfull go's but also turnedd some rercords into melted cheeselike shapes.

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Or stick a big pile of records/something heavy on top of the bent record for a few days.

Or, try the oven technique hmm

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heard also some stories about experiments with oven/cooker. but I don`t know if this is such a good idea...

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Last edited by captain duran (2008-07-24 21:43:25)

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i tried the oven technique with coke once, the whole lot evaporated into a white cloud, so be careful

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never needed to try it, but i have always heard that ideal is to use two panes of glass, and leave the record sandwiched in between them out in the sun for a while.

Can't remember if a while is 5min or 5 hours. I am sure google can answer.

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http://www.cbs.nu/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16536

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http://www.therecordstore.com.au/flatten.htm

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wow, cool service. never heard of...

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teknob wrote:

never needed to try it, but i have always heard that ideal is to use two panes of glass, and leave the record sandwiched in between them out in the sun for a while.

Can't remember if a while is 5min or 5 hours. I am sure google can answer.

I tried this a stack of times over summer with different variations on the heating and cooling down times..
even when it was close to 40 celcius outside, still no improvement. Urban myth imho

There's a recipe for the "oven method" over here: http://www.discogs.com/groups/topic/158063
I'm reluctant to try in case it polutes the oven with toxic chemicals.

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seems like oven + sheets of glass is the standard choice of many seasoned collectors / dealers
having said this, i've to add it's more of an art than not a technique... if you know what i mean

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it's not gonna be easy job...
i think i'll try the glass and the oven method...

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Try uwarping shitty records that are worthless to you first. Maybe record shops may even give some away to you that were damaged in storage?

Would be a shame if your guinea pig is the one record you're trying to salvage and it goes wrong. hmm

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i think i try to iron the records, just got 2 (sealed) records from italy they are warped
and an egyptian lover that needs to be iron for a long time

Last edited by kuczera (2008-07-25 16:47:09)

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my guinea pigs gonna be some bent records i took from a record store a while ago...
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Anyone know if there's a store with one of these in the US?  Don't really want to send a record to Australia just to have it flattened...