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Subject: Flattening a board rss

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Mark Synowiec
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I have a couple of board that are starting to warp a little and one game I got as a gift that is badly warped (it was bought back at the holidays so we can't return it). Any idea on how to fix?

I've been flattening the one really heavily and it doesn't seem to stick at all. I just want my stuff to stay semi-nice, and I understand wear and tear though. Also should I keep my games out of the cold? I keep them in my closet which has a lot of outside walls. Also would contacting the manufacturer help on the one I don't know when it was purchased or from where, I got it a few weeks ago and it just isn't getting too much better.
 
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It's damp rather then cold.
 
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Paul Amala
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If you can't un-warp them then try placing a heavier sheet of plexiglass on top of them while playing.
 
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Try ironing the board and holding it flat (or even curved a bit in the opposite direction) as it cools. If either side is not covered in a glossy waterproof material, try steam ironing it.
 
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Kathleen Nugent
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After you put the board down somewhere with something heavy on top of it, wait a v-e-r-y l-o-n-g time before you take the heavy weight off it. I left a game in front of an open window and left the house. It rained while I was gone and everything got wet. I stored all the pieces under a big pile of photo albums for a YEAR! When I took the pieces out, everything was perfectly clean and flat and showed no signs of having been wet. You can't be impatient.
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I heard putting soup cans at strategic spots will flatten it, but you gotta leave them on there for days on end, assuming that's enough.
 
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Tony Go
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Depending on how its bent, make sure that you put the breadth of the weight on the convex side. This may mean flattening the board with the face down.

You'll want to counter-bend, not just flatten.
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