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Lisa C
« on: September 10, 2009 08:07:06 AM »

Ok I am totally peeved at myself, I bent my cutting mat it is one of the bigger ones 22"x17". I don't want to get rid of it (I did buy a new one) but I would like to try and salvage this one too, I tried just about everything I would love to know if you ladies have any suggestions as to how I can flatten it out. it isn't bent hard it has a couple waves in it that just don't want to come out. PLEASE help me it just kills me that it could be ruined. thanks a bunch.
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vwbuggirlie
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009 09:00:29 AM »

My friend accidentally left her cutting mat in her truck on a hot summer day in Tucson and I think she stacked a bunch of heavy books on top of it to try to flatten it out. Can't hurt, right? (I'll check with her today to see what she did to fix hers.)
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BattleAxe
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009 07:18:24 PM »

Seems the Interweb says lay it out in the sun to flatten.  Some say wet it a bit first.  Or warm it up with water and put heavy stuff on it on flat surface. 

Just waht I found.
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Lisa C
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009 08:17:50 PM »

thanks I think I will try heating it up and put something heavy on it, unfortunately I live in Nova Scotia and it is already freezing hear already so putting it in the sun probably won't work. I am going to try my heat gun.
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anaximander
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009 09:46:11 PM »

I think the heat gun would be too strong. Try using an iron on the lowest setting, with a towel over it.
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Lisa C
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009 03:12:18 AM »

I have tried that I am getting desperate, I even put books and a tv on it for like a month and it is still a little wonky. I'm going to try it today I will let you all know how I make out.
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