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PostPosted: 02 Apr 2019, 23:12 
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Japsican wrote:
If it's a gas bubble (air or voc fumes) then you can deflate it with a very small syringe needle with no deformity to the top sheet. I work in a hospital so I have many needles and syringes available, and using an insulin syringe is the best because the needle is very small. Likely you know a diabetic and might be able to score one from them (an unused one please).

It's better than a plain needle because you can draw back the plunger on the syringe and it creates a vacuum where the bubble was. The negative pressure often "repairs" any stretching that may have occurred from the bubbling. It's really pretty cool to see... try it. I got the idea during a wound debridement procedure, we sometimes use a needle on blisters for wound culturing...goes perfectly flat.

(Side note: never attempt to drain a blister yourself, always let your body take care of it or go to a professional if you must)

Why didn't you say earlier?! I've been razor blading blisters for years lol.


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Haha... never came up here... but that PSA has been out there for years.

--- unless you're talking about the rubber blister air bubble issue --
I did mention that in a few other places.

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lasta wrote:
I find it easier to iron with the topsheet up. But it really depends on which side you intend to keep. Takes longer to iron through the sponge. I haven't had any damages either way, but make sure the bond is softened enough before peeling or you will get the stretching or even ripping problem. Warning, some rubbers (ESP ESN inverted) are VERY hard to separate.

These are pips out, don't know if ironing would work. Hot/boiling water's been suggested by an earlier poster.


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I tried in boiling water. No success, No even a small centimeter :envy:

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Rubber sheet on your ironing board, pips side down. Old towel on top of sponge. Clothes iron set on low-med, no steam. Press firmly onto towel, focusing on one corner of the rubber sheet at first. Occasionally check temperature of foam and whether you can start to separate the top sheet from said foam. Getting the first corner started can be difficult. Once you get it, pull the warmed sponge away from the top sheet being careful not to tear the sponge. You'll only be able to separate about an inch at a time. Repeat the warming process and separate more of the sponge until you've got the entire sheet separated. Using too little heat will leave globs of adhesive on the top sheet that will then be impossible to remove. Using too much heat will melt something! So experiment with what works best with your particular set up. It's not as hard as it sounds!

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