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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:24 pm 
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Hey guys, bought a used side bending jig that came with these slats. I'm bending a cutaway. Would you use these slats? They're a bit wavy. Would you get new ones... I'm ready to bend, don't really want to wait on shipping for another set...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:29 pm 
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Those look like LMII stainless steel slats. Spring steel is so much better.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:41 pm 
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I straighten mine out and reuse them. No issues for me, just a bit of futzin’.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:50 pm 
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Bri wrote:
I straighten mine out and reuse them. No issues for me, just a bit of futzin’.

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Do you get them completely flat again? Or are they a bit wavy?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:05 pm 
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I use spring steel for my non- cutaway guitars and stainless steel for the cutaways. I press the stainless between two flat boards and clamp to straighten them. Still a bit of wave but comes out as I bend - Mike G

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:12 am 
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guitarradTJ wrote:
Bri wrote:
I straighten mine out and reuse them. No issues for me, just a bit of futzin’.

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Do you get them completely flat again? Or are they a bit wavy?

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They are never perfectly flat after the first use.
Once in the bender, the wrinkles are not noticeable.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:47 pm 
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Thanks guys, I put them in between 2 boards and closed them up.

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