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Fittedguy16
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Post Posted: 02/11/17 1:32 am    Post subject: Chicago Cubs w/ Wrigley 100 Patch Rescue Reply with quote
So I do not own any Cubs caps, and i figured that i would fill that gap in my collection with a Special Event cap (TBTC, Sidepatch, S&S, etc.) so when a Wrigley 100th cap popped up on eBay for $7, it fit the bill. Only one problem though, it had been put in the washer accidentally (?) and was quite badly disfigured.


The cap's crown was dented in on both sides and the bill was badly bent extremely upwards with a sharper bend in the middle of the bill. So i broke out the Starch, $1 Inflatable Bouncy ball, and $1 Air pump that i use as i my own jerry-rigged Recap.

After about 24 hours or so on the "recap" the crown was essentially fixed, albeit some wrinkles left behind.

Now to flatten the Bill, i used old books, cutting boards, and heavy jars of sugar and flour to add weight on the problem areas.

After10 hours underneath, it was done! Cap Rescued!

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Post Posted: 02/11/17 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nice work! I wish I would thought of that, instead of dumping $30 on a re-cap.

I'm still mad I didn't pick up one of those Cubs hats.

Are you able to reshape the brim how you want now or are you leaving it flat?
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Post Posted: 02/11/17 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Havent tried, but the brim feels normal so i'm sure you could in this case. I'll probably leave it flat though as the caps i wear backwards i leave the bills flat, wearing caps Forward=Small Curve in the brim for me.
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