Author Topic: uncurling the mass-loaded vinyl  (Read 3173 times)

llvora

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uncurling the mass-loaded vinyl
« on: May 11, 2012, 02:33:14 AM »
Any tips about getting the curl out of the mass-loaded vinyl, that comes from being rolled up? 
If you're using it as a curtain, how do you get the curtain to hang flat?
I'm wondering for the future, for this particular job I straightened the vinyl by taping flat things to it.
thanks
Laura

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Re: uncurling the mass-loaded vinyl
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 05:33:30 PM »
MLV needs to lay flat and acclimate and if your still having some trouble you can use a hair dryer of heat gun to speed things up...
 
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llvora

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Re: uncurling the mass-loaded vinyl
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 03:47:13 AM »
MLV needs to lay flat and acclimate

How long does it need to be flat to get the memory of the curl out of it?
I curled it the opposite way overnight but that wasn't long enough.
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Re: uncurling the mass-loaded vinyl
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 03:02:48 PM »
what thickness did you purchase 1/8" or 1/4" MLV?
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llvora

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Re: uncurling the mass-loaded vinyl
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 09:27:51 PM »
what thickness did you purchase 1/8" or 1/4" MLV?

It was 3/32".

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Re: uncurling the mass-loaded vinyl
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 03:49:36 PM »
did you purchase from us? if so when? ... at that thickness it should uncurl very quickly

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llvora

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Re: uncurling the mass-loaded vinyl
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012, 03:33:15 PM »
did you purchase from us? if so when? ... at that thickness it should uncurl very quickly

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Yes, I'm the one with the air turbine and I bought some mlv from you.
Laura

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Re: uncurling the mass-loaded vinyl
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012, 03:39:20 PM »
This is unusual, ok, unroll the material and place flat on floor curl side up... then put a piece of wood or heavy objects covering the curl area let sit for 24 hours...at room temperature. this should uncurl the material...let me know if this solves the problem.
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