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« on: February 03, 2004 05:37:56 PM »

A week ago I purchased a remnant of clear vinyl from my local fabric store in hopes of making something out of it... Because they had the remnant rolled up into a tube shape it now has a few minor creases on it and a few wrinkles from what looks as if someone at some point squished the tube...

I took the vinyl out tonight in hopes of working with it... Any ideas on how to make the vinyl smooth again?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2004 09:04:32 AM »

maybe take a cool iron to it? Something to that effect may work. Or set something heavy on top for awhile. I've noticed plastics flatten easily with dictionaries on top...

I have the same problem with my iron on vinyl I just got. It was packaged as a tube and is a little warped in places. hmmm...
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2004 10:04:01 AM »

if you do iron it, you could have the iron on warm, and have a heavy towel over it, and go really quickly, otherwise it might melt! Or you could lay it out and pile some books on top of it overnight..
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2004 10:45:27 AM »

I would definitely recommend putting some kind of cloth in between the vinyl and the iron, lest your vinyl melt and ruin the iron.  And yes, start with the coolest setting you can!

Another thing you might want to try is to warm it up with a hair dryer on low (you can switch to high if that's not warm enough).  Then you could either smooth it out by hand or put some heavy books on top as anwa and Lia have suggested.  Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008 03:29:10 PM »

I'm dealing with a similar problem and haven't found really good solution. However, I wish I had a garment steamer. Taeliac on deviantart.com has a helpful tutorial on steaming the wrinkles out of vinyl:

http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Mini-Tutorial-Steaming-vinyl-59736470
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