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warped disc help

Postby adamschneider » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:39 pm

I just received a mail-order disc (167g Star Wraith) that was shipped in a padded envelope -- apparently not a good idea in mid-July -- and it's badly warped.

Besides complaining loudly to the person who sold this to me, what's the best course of action? I assume putting it under some heavy books for a few days will flatten out the rim/wing, but the flight plate is also pretty messed up. Any ideas?
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Postby The Clergyman » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:45 pm

I'd say, get your $ back. But pending that - I wonder if you lay it flat (with a little weight on top) and put it through a cycle in your dishwasher? Sounds weird, but I've heard it works. Don't use detergent though - even if cleaning dirty discs - it'll make them fly differently for some reason.
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Postby Solty » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:55 pm

I've used the Hot Water trick.....and then rested the disc upside down while being elevated...
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Postby Jwt4412 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:01 pm

I have a gazelle that is warped that I got from on-line that has just been sitting.

I will give these suggestions a try as well...

Thanks for asking the question...
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Postby Solty » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:11 pm

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DON'T LEAVE YOUR DISCS IN YOUR CAR/TRUCK/SUV ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER.

Tempeatures reach well above 150 degrees after a mere 15 minutes sitting in the sun. Always keep them out of direct sunlight.

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Postby adamschneider » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:34 pm

mikesolt wrote:I've used the Hot Water trick.....and then rested the disc upside down while being elevated...

So... how hot? And do you have any tricks for elevating it upside-down without warping it further?
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Postby Solty » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:49 pm

I usually let the hot tap water run on the bottom side of the disc for 30 seconds or soo...usually like 5 seconds after the water gets too hott...our house water gets 175ish degrees....then since im near the sink...i grab two plates and put them far enuff apart and put the disc upside down...with only 1/4-1/2 inch of the disc on each plate....
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Postby the invisible tree » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:21 pm

mikesolt wrote:.....public bulletin

DON'T LEAVE YOUR DISCS IN YOUR CAR/TRUCK/SUV ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER.

Tempeatures reach well above 150 degrees after a mere 15 minutes sitting in the sun. Always keep them out of direct sunlight.

/end rant


I live in Georgia and pretty much always keep my discs in the car. I haven't had any problems.
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Postby calvarycoffee » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:54 pm

.....public bulletin

DON'T LEAVE YOUR DISCS IN YOUR CAR/TRUCK/SUV ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER.

Tempeatures reach well above 150 degrees after a mere 15 minutes sitting in the sun. Always keep them out of direct sunlight.


yeah, i left an aviar putter in the car in the back window. it was a black color too. i still have it.

it shrunk like a cotton t-shirt in the dryer. and the flight plate cracked open like the grand canyon.

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Postby TexasOutlaw » Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:27 am

I'm not sure if star plastic can be nudged back to shape. I know I can't with z and champion.

I haven't ordered in a while, but I was wondering about the effect of 98+ temps down here on an order.
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Postby Weebl » Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:39 am

Boil some water.

Put the disc upside down on a very flat surface.

Pour in boiling water.

Take a shower and enjoy the leisure time.

Pick up flat disc.
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Postby Solty » Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:56 am

Weebl wrote:Boil some water.

Put the disc upside down on a very flat surface.

Pour in boiling water.

Take a shower and enjoy the leisure time.

Pick up flat disc.


exactly what i did...minus the boiling water....super hott tap h20 does well too :)
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Postby Weebl » Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:12 am

my tap only gets to about 130-140 :-/
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Postby adamschneider » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:46 am

Well, I just tried the boiling water trick (my hot water heater is only set to about 135°F, so tap water isn't hot enough), and it does seem to have helped... although I'm worried that maybe the disc is a little too flat now! Is a Star Wraith supposed to be noticeably less "domey" than a DX Wraith?
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:27 am

for the arguement of leaving discs in the trunk ect, Ive found if they are stacked neatly and fairly level in a box, or in your bag you should be ok. But it is something I choose not to risk anyways.
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