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Old 10-11-2015, 11:11 PM
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Incoming argument regarding 'alteration' of discs rule.
Which is irrelevant if he never uses the altered disc in a PDGA event.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:39 AM
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I'd try the same as with plastic...clip it off and give it a little sanding to smooth that part.

I found a disc a while ago that had tons of nasty gouges like that and it was super flippy. After sanding them down it gained back at least +1 HSS and LSS so it does make a difference to not have that crud hanging off the disc (at least if there's lots of them).
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:22 AM
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So has anyone tried boiling water on a disk? Another hobby I indulge in is tabletop board gaming, sometimes the plastic pieces come out of the box bent and distorted. A quick dip in boiling water and the plastic snaps back to shape. Just not sure how this would work on rubber or a gouge. I may just have to try and let you know how it works.

Ultimately I may just clip the bit sticking out. I think if I leave it the way it is it will tear even more.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:07 AM
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I had a similar gouge in a lace and heated up a hot knife and gently worked it to where it looked good as new.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:28 PM
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Yeah just clip it off or use a lighter to heat up the plastic and mash it back into place. Either way, that disc should be good to go.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:38 PM
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:05 PM
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If you go the lighter route, be careful not to overheat your plastic, or you can do more.harm than good. Heat control is paramount.
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:24 PM
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Lighters are too inconsistent and sooty. I use a hot-knife/wood burner/soldering iron w/ a variable temp dial . Also sand paper. Or pick/clip it off.but rubber idk. I just accept that my discs, like all my friends and family, have a finite lifespan and will one day die (except maybe a couple beauties I can't bring myself to throw anywhere besides the field on special occasions)

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Old 10-12-2015, 04:21 PM
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tried the boiling water bit, it mostly laid flat again. if it continues to stick out i'll just clip it. the disc flies just fine. Now the disk has its first wound, the rest will be easier to handle.
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