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Hello all

I've a couple of vinyl 45's that have warps. Nothing sharp - just slow ups and downs.

I've seen all the DIY suggestions but I wondered if anyone has used/has feedback one (of the several) people who offer a 

flattening and cleaning service? I'd say it was 4-5mm across each disc.

Lynn Johnson -Wicked Woman and June Bateman - Possum Belly Overalls, not mega valuable but worth a go?

Any thoughts welcomed.

MikeHump

 

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Not sure whether he does this for other people but Mr Manship has a tried and tested (not always successful) method ... 

 

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it's a bit of a 'snake oil' thing this fixing warped records, (not referring to JM video which is enjoyable), nothing really works short of storing your records properly

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I've only ever tried it myself on market stall bits where I wasn't bothered about the outcome.

Have to say none of the DIY methods have ever worked for me. I'll have a look at what Mr M says.

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These guys are really good:

http://www.vinylrecordsrestoration.com/

Also mike Noriega (USA) is a wizard with warped records

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2 minutes ago, Henning v Herzen said:

These guys are really good:

http://www.vinylrecordsrestoration.com/

Also mike Noriega (USA) is a wizard with warped records

fully insured in case of additional damage to valuable soul 45's? or at buyer risk? no idea of course just asking

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Fascinating!

A bit like "micro-groove-surgery", I would have thought the record would need to worth a fair sum to warrant the type of workmanship offered by VPR.

Mike

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Both won't work on the 45s if it would cause more damage. Really professional and lots of experience.

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I used a guy on eBay - cost me a tenner - worked a treat ! 

If I can find the link I’ll put it up - am sure he was in Lincs somewhere 

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eBay member 21stcenturyobjects offers this service, can’t vouch for the service but 100% feedback, £7 per record

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an age old problem...

not suggesting you try this. from 1981.

soul warp

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Thanks for the feedback. I've taken the plunge and sent them off.

By chance it was to 21stcenturyobjects too.

When they come back i'll let you know the result.

Mike 

 

 

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Some of the "remedies" I've seen on You Tube fill me with horror. Placing a vinyl disc in the oven. What could possibly go wrong? Cleaning with wood glue, washing up liquid or WD40? If you're daft enough to try these crazy "cures" then I have a cure for Corona Virus, only £50 + pp for a 1litre bottle!

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On 29/11/2019 at 18:03, MikeHump said:

Thanks for the feedback. I've taken the plunge and sent them off.

By chance it was to 21stcenturyobjects too.

When they come back i'll let you know the result.

Mike 

 

 

Have you got them back yet?

More importantly did it work?

 

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1 hour ago, Tam La Motown said:

Cleaning with wood glue...

I've used wood glue many a time to clean records - and with great results.

WoodGlue-45scopy.jpg..jpg.347165eab40e0a829546cc638926d02c.jpg

I've also flatten out a badly warped 45 using an iron and that worked too.

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17 hours ago, Tobytyke said:

 

 

17 hours ago, Tobytyke said:

Have you got them back yet?

More importantly did it work?

 

Yes, got them back. Have been meaning to give some feedback. Overall the result was good, the US vinyl records were much improved. Just a little wobble but NAP. Prior to flattening they were only playable with a weight on the arm. 

The most impressive was a copy of Lisa Stansfield 8-3-1. I bought it new and it was like a banana when it arrived, completely unplayable. I added it to the batch out of interest as it was single sided and quite a thin pressing. Came back transformed. Again a very tiny wobble but it plays a treat now. 

Mike 

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