Using the heat to your advantage.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by G.Rotten, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. G.Rotten

    G.Rotten Tele-Holic

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    A while ago I ordered a Pickguard from Amazon. It showed up bent or warped.

    I complained & they sent a replacement. So a couple days ago I set the warped one in the sun on a flat table. In an hour it was flat.

    I left it for a couple more days to sun age it.

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    Might give it a few more days. May not as it began to curl up a little after the 3rd day. Probably need to flip it occasionally so both sides experience the same conditions.

    Sadly, I did not take a before pic of the warp last week as I thought I still had the ones I sent to Amazon.
     
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  2. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

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    You could screw it to a board to keep it from warpping..
     
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    dkmw Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    You’ve also got a head start on any smelting projects you’ve been putting off:eek:
     
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    Because it curled up I'm sure the Pickguard screws will hold it perfectly flat if I ever actually use it. I'm thinking one side is shrinking in sun and so I should let the other side shrink equally if I keep going. I would like the color to age a bit more. If I can get the tint just right I'll for sure use it.
     
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    Maybe put it on a flat surface and put glass over top of it?

    We used to do that to records back in the day.
     
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    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Or lay a piece of glass over it.

    - D
     
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