jubuttib wrote:I put it upside down on my kitchen worktop, poured in boiling water, put a plastic cutting board over to it cover it up, and put some weight over it (I think it was two phonebooks). It flattened, yes, but there's so much plastic in the flight plate that it just clovers like hell and is really floppy. You'd have to figure out a way to shrink it fast.Fightingthetide wrote:I just picked up a 174 P MD2 on the domey and softer side. I was wondering if it would be worth it to try and flatten it out. What process did you go through to do this? I've searched and found a few methods, but I'm afraid of messing it up.
If I had access to liquid nitrogen, I'd first heat it up with boiling water and then quickly cool it with the nitrogen, that's one of the few ways I can think of that could shrink it like I need it to.
I wonder if a sink full of of icewater would suffice. Right after removing the weight, submerge it into the ice...
You said that after flattening it (and after letting it cool?) you put more boiling water in it to let the dome settle back in a little and it worked out okay. Do you still have and like that particular disc for neutral mid shots?