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Old 01-17-2013, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fixing a Warped Flex???

I tried different search strings but did not see any discussions on this.
I have a couple of nice IZE flexes, but they are warped some.
Does anyone know a good method to restore them to original shape? I don't want to damage them of course, but the only thought I had was to put them in hottish water and reshape them.
Any thoughts? Do's and don'ts?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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flip up the bottom and leave it like that, after a while flip it back down and it should look more like it supposed to
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Been like that for a good stretch of time.
No Joy.

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Try putting the whole mask together, then hang the warped face section on a doorknob overnight.
Always worked for me.
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Have you tried just hitting it with a hairdryer or a heat gun (on the low setting if you go with one of those)? I use that trick all the time with plastics and things at work to get them return to shape, normally if it's a formed part and has become deformed, a little heat will pretty much pop it right back into shape.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I will tell you this, I used the boiling hot water method on Flexize, and it worked, but not really. What it did was cause the rubber portion to shrink a bit, to tighten up. Now, that mask curves in on the bottom. I heated water to boiling, let the mask bottom sit for 10 minutes, then took it out and had some cardboard cut to the shape, to help it get to the right shape. Like I said, it shrunk a bit, curved in a bit.
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10 minutes sounds a bit excessive to me, but what do I know?
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I have used both the water and hair dryer method numerous times. I never used boiling water I just used hot water(on a stove but not boiling), and 10 minutes in boiling water imo is a litte long I usually put mine in 2-3min tops. Both methods will get the same result(I have also not had any shrink while using the water method). Heat for a few minutes and shape, if its not enough rinse and repeat.
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The hot water method does work, at least as well as anything I've heard or seen. It does, however, shrink it slightly.
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