Originally Posted by Hollywood Jim
I'd like to tour the DW factory and ask to see the reject drum department. I wonder how big the pile of rejects is ?
Not bagging on DW, because I like them just fine.. but I remember why this was happening, at least before. They started using the cold presses to cure the shells faster, but with that much moisture near the coast.. it might still not be remedied.
THIS was a response by Good years back regarding their shells :
"There were so many shell failures due to
our old ambient air cooling methods. What
I mean by this is, we simply made shells
under 2600 lbs of pressure at 200 degrees
for 5.5 minutes, took them out of the molds
and put them on a cold cement floor to cool
down. We manufacture in Oxnard, where
one day there are hot, dry Santa Ana winds
and the next day there’s fog and moist air
coming off the Channel Islands. These
shells react favorably and unfavorably to
these environmental conditions. In the past,
we’ve had to destroy so many shells
due to warping. "