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    Anybody out there know a tried and true method of making them flat again?

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    Contact Nik at Apollo Picks. I had one that was pretty badly cupped and he said it isn't easy to do. But he might have an idea or two depending on how bad it is.

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    Tried Blue Chip picks? I've been using them for years and never had that problem. Plus the edge doesn't wear somehow.
    I like them way better the casein picks

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    SS - thanks for the suggestion. i'll check w/Nik and am hoping for ideas here also.

    BP - Yes, there are 4 or 5 BC's in the case and they're good picks. Somehow for me the casein gives a sweetness across the spectrum that suits the Stanley and me.

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    Hold it reversed while you play, then when you get back to neutral, be sure to rotate as you play.
    I have had casin picks get soft from heat and sweat, and if I keep using them they warp…
    It’s a bio plastic, so it’s inherently not stable
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    MM - The thing twists in more than one direction and is usable but would be better straightened out.

    Even new ones can warp in the mail, so could dry heat and pressing do the job?

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    Propane torch?
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    cc - i'm doubting my skills with a propane torch on a casein pick. It's good for annealing necks, tho.

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    Nik will come up with a better idea, but my first idea for this that popped into my head was to use a heat/singe barrier (a piece of cotton cloth), and a steam iron on a very flat, hard surface. It could be a very bad idea though. Regardless, I would not use starch spray.

    I have two of Nik's 1.75mm thickness and I have never had a fairly thick casein pick warp on me. Luckily, I prefer the thicker picks.

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    Dan, hi. I know how to do this and have done it dozens of times.

    Let me know whether you'd prefer me to post it in the thread or, if not, please PM me and I'll go through it with you.

    It's very easy, cheap and quick to do.

    All the Best,
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    M&M - private message sent!

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    Might be helpful to share here for others.

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    Default Re: potato chip casein picks

    Same thing has happened to a couple of my Dawg picks (not Casein). Luckily they cost only about a buck so I just throw it out for a new one!

    I've tried flipping my Casein picks over and have only had "meh" results.

    If you find a solution please share!
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    Yeah, I’d love to hear this mystery solution too

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    Default Re: potato chip casein picks

    Mando&Me - There seems to be more interest in this, so feel free to post your casein pick straightening method here on this thread!

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