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Originally Posted by Johan450 View Post

I ironed mine to get it to sit flat, took care of the wrinkles, also sits almost perfectly flat. Slightly raised near switching.

Cool, I thought about that but I was a bit worried because of the synthetic surface.
Did you put anything in between the pad and the iron?
post #352 of 358
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Cool, I thought about that but I was a bit worried because of the synthetic surface.
Did you put anything in between the pad and the iron?
Yeah, just a regular tshirt, turned down the iron a fair bit too. Probably no risk of melting the surface but didn't want to find out.
post #353 of 358
I've used the double sided carpet-tape on mine and removed it after a week. The pad stays now perfectly flat.
(Been always doing it to all my pads with rubber bottom, that didn't stay flat after unboxing. Better than eventually destroying the plastic surface with the hot iron.)
Edited by Dasher - 1/10/17 at 2:53pm
post #354 of 358
The iron worked on the creases.

It took almost max heat with vapor and a thin cloth in between to do the job.

I previously tried the lower settings on the pad wet, both with and without the cloth, but it didn't do much if anything.

The surface is undamaged and as fast as always... I actually wouldn't have mined it becoming a little slower wink.gif

I'm giving this a second chance since my Hien has got too slow in the years.

Switched to wider mousefeet to compensate a bit.
post #355 of 358
EditEdit

Decided to buy another G-TFX in the hopes of receiving a better pad.

Left new, Right old. Both had a subtle flattening session.



After that I Bought TWO more simultaneously, and to my surprise one was rolled much tighter than the other, as a result I was able to counter-roll the least tight version much further than the tightest version.

Left is the tightly packed one, this is as far as I was able to counter-roll before creases appear. The right one was the looser packed version, this is how far I can counter roll without creases appearing. Basically just as tight as it came packed initially.



Close-up of the 'perfect' version.



Guess which one i'll be using thumb.gif

All in all it just seems like a lottery to me, whichever is least tightly packed and most 'fresh' (Meaning order directly from BenQ store) is going to be the best model.

I would recommend buying like 4 and pick the best, return the rest. Hopefully BenQ/Zowie will learn their lesson...
Edited by Marctraider - 2/7/17 at 7:21am
post #356 of 358
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I've used the double sided carpet-tape on mine and removed it after a week. The pad stays now perfectly flat.
(Been always doing it to all my pads with rubber bottom, that didn't stay flat after unboxing. Better than eventually destroying the plastic surface with the hot iron.)
How did you do it, just tape the desk for the entire pad size with no gaps, and then slap the pad on the tape? And no problems removing the tape afterwards?
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Very nice, as usual. wink.gif
 
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post #358 of 358
Using this mousepad a few days and I kinda like the surface, it is faster then the Glorious but not uncontrollable. Of course it wasnt flat out of the box. Double sided thin carpet tape works great like someone suggested here in this thread. I taped the whole border of the pad and in the middle of the pad. Now it lays completely flat. Will give it more time to get fully used to the surface and decide if it will replace my Glorious pad.
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