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Post Posted: 01/04/08 10:17 pm    Post subject: How do I wash my cap with out recking it? Reply with quote
How do I wash my cap with out recking it?
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Post Posted: 01/04/08 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The sell hat shapers for washing in the stores (as seen on tv stores & drug stores & some flea markets). It has two pieces shaped like your hat, you place hat on top of one piece, then the other goes on top of the hat & the two snap together. You can either place in dishwasher or washing machine. Just be sure not to use any detergent with bleach when u run the machine.
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Post Posted: 01/04/08 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If your hat is the wool hat that were used prior to this year, any washing of the hat might shrink it so be careful. If its a new hat from this year you dont have to worry abt shrinkage. You could hand wash it with a wash cloth and cold water.
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Post Posted: 01/05/08 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The best way to wash a Cap:

1. Fill a wash basin with warm water.
2. Add 1/4 capful of liguid laundry detergent.
3. Soak the hat in the water and scrub the soiled areas with a small brush for around 5 minutes.
4. Remove the hat from the soapy water and rinse with warm water.
5. Dry the hat immediately with a towel.
6. Wear the cap until completely dry.

This is my prefrence in washing caps do so at your own risk.
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Post Posted: 01/07/08 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah no doubt Fresco thats a good way to keep em "so fresh and so clean." I know of a product you guys should get before your hat gets dirty. I have it, It's a spray "rain and stain protector" kind of for shoes but its specialy made for lids. I think the company is called Perfect Curve. You can get it at most hat stores. Good lookin out
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Post Posted: 01/15/08 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah that works
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seth
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Post Posted: 01/15/08 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sometimes they shrink alot more than expected, be aware
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Post Posted: 01/31/08 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
CLEANING A 59FIFTY...NEVER WASH THE CAP!

The cap is made of wool and you will ruin its shape. To clean the headband, take a wet washcloth and put a little detergent and a little Spray and Wash and gently rub down the headband with the wet wash cloth. After you have sufficiently cleaned the headband of sweat stains and soil, rinse the wash cloth out with clear water and once again wash down the headband, cleaning up any left soap. Let dry and your cap will be ready to go again. Some sweat stains stay in but at least the cap will be clean.
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Post Posted: 01/31/08 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
DUSTY CAPS?

Things like a little cat hair or lint, just take some masking tape (I like the 2 inch size) and wrap some of it around your fingers so the sticky side is exposed and dab the hat with the tape. The tape will pick up all the lint and anything else on the cap.

DRYING

DO NOT put them in the dryer!
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tony toca
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Post Posted: 02/28/08 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I washed my hat, but it still shrunk.

Do you think if i purchase stain repellent it will free of the burden of washing my caps?
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Post Posted: 03/13/08 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
HOW NOT 2 WASH YOUR NEW ERA CAP

1. Insert into the dishwasher with nothing else in it, other than another hat
2. Place normal dishwashing soap in the dishwasher like you normaly would.
3. Run it for a "Normal" cycle.

Saw this on a some website...
But this is not how you wash your cap... You will ruin it
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Post Posted: 06/17/08 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Fresco wrote:
The best way to wash a Cap:

1. Fill a wash basin with warm water.
2. Add 1/4 capful of liguid laundry detergent.
3. Soak the hat in the water and scrub the soiled areas with a small brush for around 5 minutes.
4. Remove the hat from the soapy water and rinse with warm water.
5. Dry the hat immediately with a towel.
6. Wear the cap until completely dry.

This is my prefrence in washing caps do so at your own risk.


I agree with this method but I suggest Woolite instead of just any liquid laundry detergent. And to dry it, I usually shove a towel into the hat for absorbing water and a T-shirt to help it keep its shape. Works pretty well but might not fit you after it shrinks.

Update:

Here's my hat washing gear


This is a Cincinnati Reds hat I fished out of a lagoon


And after I washed it


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Post Posted: 04/08/16 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Found this page during a Google search. All 5950 cap care searches seem to lead to this site. Laughing

Bumping for this:

Jazen wrote:
Cincinnati Reds hat I fished out of a lagoon


That's an awesome way to add a cap to your collection.
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Post Posted: 04/09/16 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I saw the after washing pic and busted out laughing like.. still look like ****
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Post Posted: 04/09/16 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The "after" pic looks similar to what my first version of that model looked like after a couple of summers in a minor league concession stand in 90 degree heat and 90 degree humidity Laughing
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