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Member #196362

Member Since: January 18, 2011

Country: United States

  • Confirming this tactic - hot water works wonders. I let my pieces heat up all together in a large pot, in water just below a boil for 30 seconds or so. Then I took them out and laid some weights on each end and on the middle to prevent them from coiling up again. After they cooled, most of the curve was gone. The process didn’t seem to affect their clarity at all. You could probably get them perfectly straight with more heat, but I didn’t have time or sufficient scraps to spend on it.

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