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Why do some Venders still ship Photo etch in padded envelopes ? when they should be sent in a flat stiff cardboard boxes ,This is what i got yesterday ,totally unusable , I did  phone them and they are shipping me a new one rant over !

  

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Try glass bottles of paint in a padded eenvelope. No, they did not survive.

Mike

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Between two pieces of corrugated cardboard (four is better; two on each side with the corrugation alternated from one piece to another).  Not much more expensive either...

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58 minutes ago, Mark said:

Between two pieces of corrugated cardboard (four is better; two on each side with the corrugation alternated from one piece to another).  Not much more expensive either...

Probably far cheaper than replacing product and having to mail it twice.

Like the instructions given to me by my dad is a kid. If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it twice.

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It doesn't look unusable from the picture, can you place it between two books to flatten it out somewhat?

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10 hours ago, Jordan White said:

It doesn't look unusable from the picture, can you place it between two books to flatten it out somewhat?

Have you ever tried the flatten out Photo etch it don't work it has a memory But thx for the idea !

 

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35 minutes ago, Mr mopar said:

Have you ever tried the flatten out Photo etch it don't work it has a memory But thx for the idea !

 

Good to know, I’ve never worked with photo etched parts so I guess I’m not in tune with their fine intricacies! 😁

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22 hours ago, Toner283 said:

Probably far cheaper than replacing product and having to mail it twice.

Like the instructions given to me by my dad is a kid. If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it twice.

That's a great quote.

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On 8/16/2020 at 9:01 AM, Mr mopar said:

Have you ever tried the flatten out Photo etch it don't work it has a memory But thx for the idea !

 

Plus you bought it new and have expectations of such. Should not have to try and fix. That's how I look at it. 

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6 hours ago, wrenchr said:

Plus you bought it new and have expectations of such. Should not have to try and fix. That's how I look at it. 

You just can't fix it ,so the Place I got it from Mailed me a new one ,I now have in a much better shape (Flat )  ....LOL

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2 hours ago, Mr mopar said:

You just can't fix it ,so the Place I got it from Mailed me a new one ,I now have in a much better shape (Flat )  ....LOL

If you can't fix it, send it to me.

I'll use it. ;)

 

 

 

 

Steve

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19 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

If you can't fix it, send it to me.

I'll use it. ;)

 

 

 

 

Steve

LOL !

 

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1 hour ago, Mr mopar said:

LOL !

 

Seriously.

I would cut it up and use it for various things.

Hopefully they let you keep it.

I'll bet you would find that it would come in very handy. ;)

 

 

 

 

Steve

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3 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Seriously.

I would cut it up and use it for various things.

Hopefully they let you keep it.

I'll bet you would find that it would come in very handy. ;)

 

 

 

 

Steve

Thanks Steve for that grate idea that's what i will cut it up for small inlets .

 

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I'd try running the PE sheet over the edge of a table, carefully back and forth in two different directions, like straightening curled paper or cardboard.  Probably won't come out like new, but you might increase your area of workable material.

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The photo of the PE sheet may be deceptive and appear to just be gently curved. But if it has any kinks or indents in it then it would be rendered useless.

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If you have to use photo etch in small pieces and need to get it to take a certain shape (and hold it), annealing it in a flame will help. Polishing the annealed metal will bring back it's sheen.

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