flatten plastic liminate that had been rolled up for a long time

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Forum topic by JesseTutt posted 09-05-2012 05:28 PM 4062 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2012 05:28 PM

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While cleaning up the workshop I found a sheet of plastic laminate that had been rolled up and stored for several years. Now when I cut the tape it wants to stay rolled up.

What would be an easy way to flatten the laminate?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#1 posted 09-05-2012 05:35 PM

Roll it up the opposite way for a time period. Not a perfect answer, but I did find it to help.

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#2 posted 09-05-2012 06:03 PM

Laminate is cheap, toss it.

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 06:14 PM

roll it out in the sun for a while.

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 09:38 PM

Yep, roll it in the other direction.

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 09:46 PM

Had the same problem. I let it set in the sun for about a hour than layed it out in the driveway with a little weight on it and it came out ok…... Hope this helps.

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 10:26 PM

Yep, try the sun or a heat gun. Put it on a surface that heats up pretty good as well. Worst case, if it fits in your oven… well, don’t do that. You’ll usually end up with a smokey house, terrible smell, and someone yelling in your ear.

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 10:34 PM

Unroll it on a table, walk away for an hour, then have fun with it.

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