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Old 10-11-2015, 10:27 PM
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Default Gouge in disc. Any tips, tricks, secrets or voodoo to make it better?

I know I am asking a question that may have no good answer. I have a new vibram valley, second time out with it I got the bright idea to use it in the woods. The throw had great form, the disc flew like lightning straight into the jagged bark of a pine tree 80ft away. All in all the disc fared well but for a little gouge.

It was my bone headed move, but I was surprised the disc gouged at all. Anyway I let the disc sit for a day or so hoping the memory of the rubber would help the nick lay flat. Instead it has actually stood out a bit more (though I cannot guarantee my 4 year old didn't fidget with it).

The nick is small, but it mocks me. Is there a trick to getting it to lay flat? Since this is compressed rubber I imagine hot water would not affect it like plastic or would it? Part of me wants to trim it off.

Just thought I would ask if anyone has any tips, tricks or voodoo for fixing a disc.

Photos so you can see how I am fussing over a silly scratch: (good grief I hope I posted those correctly.)
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:29 PM
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Couldn't figure out how to post more than one photo.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:30 PM
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Hot knife works on plastic discs.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:33 PM
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One last one, thumb for scale.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:35 PM
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Clip it off
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:43 PM
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Depends on what you want; take out the gouge- use clippers.

Smooth it out- heat or super fine sandpaper.

Don't let any of the rule nazis watch you do any of these.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:52 PM
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Just clip it off. No big deal.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:48 PM
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Sometimes I'll melt the plastic back into place, or just take it off with a knife.

Lightning Discs(Old disc company) used to advise to use a lighter, it's a rules grey area.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:54 PM
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Incoming argument regarding 'alteration' of discs rule.
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Through it against an object on the course till it fixes it self
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