Warped Vinyl - Solutions
I'm new around here, and hope this hasn't been discussed lately.
I'm aware that unwarping vinyl records is impossible without al least a small amount of loss of quality to the records (therefore a problem without solution). The thing is I have like fifteen records that have quite a lot of warping (a couple of the bought new =/ ) and would like to solve this issue in these worst cases. I've read the oven and hair dryer method but it looks quite random. Recently I come across a Steam Cleaner method for this purpose (also used for cleaning the records!?)... Any idea if it works?
On the other hand, can this problem be diminished in the turntable (leaving the records as they are)? Is there something to make the records sucked into the plate? I've tried changing needle weight (to prevent it from skipping) but it doesn't look healthy at all...
I imagine this problem with vinyl records is increasing as people tend to buy more records online and receive them through the mail (where they can be exposed to hight temperatures and heavy weights), and, poor pressings, of course (many pressing are heavy ones, but that doesn't seem to mean much).